Last weekend, Burnley’s unbeaten Premier League (PL) run was halted at four games by a 2-1 defeat at Leicester City. In turn, just over half (five) of the Clarets’ nine league games this term have seen both teams score, with each of that quintet producing an odd number of goals beyond the hour mark.
In contradiction though, Burnley’s last four home league games have seen just one team score (W3, L1), and each win in that sequence saw all of the Clarets’ goals arrive in one half, separating (if applicable) their first and last goals by less than 15 minutes.
Each of Chelsea’s four PL away games this season has produced over 3.5 total goals (W3, L1), with all of the wins producing over 4.5! All of those victories saw the first half alone produce over 2.5 goals, with two of them seeing Chelsea open the scoring inside the first 20 minutes.
However, those same two PL away wins also saw Chelsea concede at least once inside the opening half-hour. Remarkably though, the ‘Blues’ are yet to concede a PL away goal this season in the middle third of the match (31st-60th minute period).
Players to watch: Ashley Barnes (BUR) equalized the last time his club scored in the PL vs Chelsea at Turf Moor, doing so beyond the hour mark. Coincidentally, his last nine PL home goals have come beyond the hour mark.
Michy Batshuayi (CHE) netted the final goal in his most recent PL away game, as well as an 86th-minute winner away to Ajax in the Champions League (0-1). His last 11 PL goals have all come as part of matches producing over 3.5 total goals!
Stat attack: The first goalscorer of Burnley’s last 11 home league matches have gone on to win.
Chelsea has won the last seven PL away matches to see them open the scoring.
Five of those seven league victories on the road saw Chelsea score either two or three first-half goals.
Will not play
(Achilles Tendon Injury)
van Ginkel M.
Referee: Oliver M. (Eng),
Venue: Turf Moor (Burnley)
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