Chelsea vs Burnley / Premier League – The last match of the 35th round is far more important for Chelsea given they are trying to reach the Champions League, while Burnley is safe in regard to the survival battle. Chelsea was successful in the Europa League last week but it lost to Liverpool in the previous round. Burnely had three-game winning streak, while Chelsea won their match played in the first part of season by 4-0.
Chelsea vs Burnley begins 22.04.2019 at 21:00 CET
Chelsea did a routine job in the Europa League despite playing below their level in the rematch with Slavia Prague. After away victory of 1-0 it was expected to easily win the 2nd leg. Chelsea had a good start; it had a lead of 3-0 and 4-1 but they lowered their guard in the second half when they received two goals, and the match ended as 4-3 for the Blues. A pretty strong team was on the pitch despite advantage from the first match. Now, the team will undergo some changes; Rudiger is still out of action and manager Sarri will make no changes in defence. Jorginho and Loftus-Cheek will return to midfield, and Higuain to attack.
Probable lineups Chelsea: Arrizabalaga – Azpilicueta, Christensen, D. Luiz, Emerson – Kante, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek – E. Hazard, Higuain, Pedro
Although there were some dilemmas about survival it seems that Burnley resolved them with three wins in a row. The winning streak came after four consecutive defeats and they maximally used a bit easier schedule. They won Wolverhampton 2-0 at home and then Bournemouth 3-1 away. In the previous round they met Cardiff, which is direct competitor in the survival race and won by 2-0. Hero of the match was forward Wood with two scored goals, and due to good game the teams should stay the same now. Out of action due to injuries are still Defour, Lennon and Crouch.
Probable lineups Burnley: Heaton – Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor – Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil – Barnes, Wood
Chelsea vs Burnley PICK
Chelsea has packed schedule and they played many matches lately but unfortunately the Blues are not in particularly good shape. Burnley plays relaxedly and it has series of victories, so we believe that they can put up a decent resistance to the very strong opponent in this difficult away match.
Pick: Asian handicap +2 Burnley
Odds: 1.60 at bet365 (down to 1.55 can be played)
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