Chelsea vs Burnley Preview and Prediction: Chelsea to Win 2-0 at 5/1
Chelsea and Burnley will begin their Premier League season taking each other on at Stamford Bridge in London on Saturday, 12th August.
Burnley has been in and out of the Premier League over the last few years. However, last season the clubs played twice. Burnley impressed to hold Chelsea to a 1 – 1 draw December 2016 but Chelsea won their previous encounter 3 – 0.
Chelsea are beginning their title defence against what should be relatively easy opposition. They have had a mixed preseason. In July they defeated Arsenal 0 – 3 but then went on to lose 2 – 3 to Bayern Munich and 1 – 2 to Inter Milan.
Burnley finished sixteenth in the Premier League last season, one point below Swansea City and Crystal Palace. Their preseason has been going well but against much weaker opposition. They defeated Celta De Vigo 2 – 1 in a friendly and also enjoyed victories over Preston North End, Alfreton Town and Shamrock Rovers.
This should be an easy start to the season for Chelsea and with the home advantage they will most likely be fairly relaxed.
A 2 – 0 win for Chelsea is the most likely outcome with Paddy Power and Boyle Sports offering odds of 5/1 and 11/2 respectively.
Paddy Power Odds: 1/5 Chelsea to Win, 11/2 for a Draw and 16/1 Burnley to Win
Boyle Sports: 2/9 Chelsea to Win, 9/2 for a Draw and 12/1 Burnley to Win