Burnley is gearing up for a big game at Turf Moor, where they'll be facing Chelsea in Round 8 of the Premier League.
In their last Premier League match, Burnley faced a 2-0 defeat against Newcastle United. This time, they're determined to bounce back and put up a better performance against Chelsea. In that match, Burnley had the ball for 47% of the time and managed to get 2 out of their 8 shots on target.
Chelsea, on the other hand, is coming into this game fresh off a 2-0 win against Fulham in the Premier League. They had possession of the ball for 44% of the match and scored 4 goals out of their 11 attempts on goal. Mykhaylo Mudryk and Armando Broja were the goal scorers for Chelsea. The top bookmakers in India have fantastic Premier League odds with them.
Sterling stands out as the top contender to score for Chelsea, with an impressive 13.3% of their shots on target being credited to him.
The betting tip is...
Sterling to score a goal
Burnley has had a tough run lately, losing four out of their last five matches. They are eager to secure a victory in their upcoming game. Keep an eye on players like Foster and Zaroury, who have collectively contributed three goals and assists, making them key players to watch for Burnley.
Unfortunately, Burnley will be dealing with the absence of Darko Churlinov, Michael Obafemi, and Hjalmar Ekdal due to injuries. This will be a challenging hurdle for the team to overcome in the upcoming match.
Jay Rodriguez is expected to start for Burnley.
Predicted Lineup: James Trafford, Luca Koleosho, Josh Brownhill, Sander Berge, Zeki Amdouni, Connor Roberts, Ameen Al Dakhil, Jordan Beyer, Charlie Taylor, Josh Cullen, Aaron Ramsey.
Mauricio Pochettino, the Chelsea manager, is facing some challenges as he won't have access to his full roster for the upcoming match. There are several notable players who will be absent, including Trevoh Chalobah, Ben Chilwell, Wesley Fofana, Benoît Badiashile, Marcus Bettinelli, Reece James, Roméo Lavia, and Christopher Nkunku.
Additionally, M Gusto and M Sarr won't be available for the match against Burnley due to suspensions.
Raheem Sterling is expected to start for Chelsea.
Predicted Lineup: Conor Gallagher, Cole Palmer, Enzo Fernández, Mykhaylo Mudryk, Nicolas Jackson, Robert Sanchez, Axel Disasi, Thiago Silva, Levi Colwill, Marc Cucurella, Moisés Caicedo.
Burnley is gearing up for an intense showdown against the mighty Chelsea, and it's bound to test their mettle. Their performance this season has been rather underwhelming, with an average possession rate of just 53.71%.
On the flip side, Chelsea can be a force to be reckoned with when they're firing on all cylinders. N Jackson, with an impressive 23.3% accuracy in shots on target, and Sanchez, who has made 15 saves with the same accuracy rate, pose a significant challenge for Burnley. But the struggling Burnley know that Chelsea haven't been at their fluid best and will have their chances.
However, it's hard to deny that Chelsea boasts a superior squad filled with exceptional talent and tactical prowess. This firmly establishes them as the favorites to win in what promises to be an exciting game.