Burnley hosts Chelsea in round 28 of the English Premier League. The match will be played on Saturday, March 5th at Turf Moor (Burnley)
Burnley is ranked 18th in the standings with 21 points after 25 games. Sean Dyche’s team gained three victories and 12 draws and suffered ten losses. The Clarets were on a three-match unbeaten run in the Premier League since mid-February. Dyche’s men, who are fighting for survival in the elite of English football, earned seven points in matches against Brighton (0-3), Tottenham (1-0), and Crystal Palace (1-1). The unbeaten streak of Burnley was interrupted in a home match against Leicester City on March 1 (0-2). The Clarets were close to a draw but conceded two unanswered goals in the last ten minutes and were left without points.
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Chelsea is ranked third in the Premier League standings with 50 points. Tuchel’s men have 14 victories, eight draws, and three losses after 25 games. The Blues performed well in the last rounds of the Premier League, beating Tottenham Hotspur (2-0) and Crystal Palace (1-0). However, these results do not make their fans optimistic, as the results in other tournaments are not so successful. Chelsea lost to Liverpool in the final of the English League Cup (0-0 and 10-11 on penalties), and on March 2 the Pensioners experienced problems in the away match versus Luton Town in the FA Cup 1/8 finals (3-2). In the game against the Hatters, Chelsea opened the scoring with the efforts of Saul Niguez but conceded two goals before the break. But the goals by Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku turned the match around and brought the Blues a ticket to the FA Cup quarterfinals.
In the current season, Burnley and Chelsea crossed paths on November 6 last year in the 11th round of the Premier League. The game in London ended in a 1-1 draw. The hosts opened the scoring in the 1st half with the efforts of Kai Havertz, but Matej Vydra saved the visitors from defeat after the break. Burnley showed decent results in recent matches and even had chances to tie in the game against Leicester. Dyche’s men lost four out of 12 home matches, conceding only 12 goals due to strict defensive tactics. Six games at Turf Moor ended with Under 2.5 goals scored. The Pensioners were exhausted by a busy schedule, so now they are more focused on a score than on audience appeal. Five out of their six previous matches in the Premier League ended with low production. There are no prerequisites that the upcoming game will please us with a goal show.