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[21st-Feb-15] Match Preview: Chelsea – Burnley

Diego Costa will be back for the Premier League fixture this weekend after serving a 3 match ban for stamping. Oscar, Petr Cech, Juan Cuadrado, and Kurt Zouma are all fit enough to play, while Obi Mikel remains sidelined with an injury. For Burnley, Matt Taylor looks set to return while Kevin Long and Dean Marney will be out of actions.

This match looks to be one-sided. Burnley played well against Manchester United last week but lacked the overall quality the Red Devils possessed and it would appear that Burnley’s inability to win at Stamford Bridge since 1971 will continue. Chelsea have 16 clean sheets in their last 20 Premier League games at the bridge. Costa will look to regain his form where he left off from, having scored in 6 of his last 7 Premier League games. Danny Ings will also look to be his counter, coming into the game with 5 goals in his last 6 appearances for the Clarets. History is not on their side however, as Burnley have only 2 wins in their 31 all-time Premier League games away from home. The Clarets also have conceded more goals from headers than any other club, 16 this season, 6 more than any other squad.
Predictions:
Burnley cannot control the air and therefore won’t control the match. They will be burned from set pieces. Willian scores from a corner. Chelsea 2-0 Burnley

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