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Burnley v Chelsea: Clarets’ incredible home form offers value here

| 12.02.2017

Chelsea may be flying high in the Premier League right now, with a nine-point gap over Tottenham at the top of the table. But there’s plenty of evidence they could be brought crashing down to earth by Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday.

The Clarets are in sensational form on their own patch, having now won each of their last seven home games – keeping clean sheets in all of the last four.

Indeed, Sean Dyche’s men have actually managed more points at home in the Premier League (28) than their visitors have picked up on the road (26).

That means the 7/1 for Burnley to taste victory looks like exceptional value, while 10/3 says these two share the spoils, and the Blues are priced up at 2/5 for the win.

While Burnley look well worth a bet to take something from this game, it could prove wise to keep your options open as to whether they take one point or grab all three, with 15/8 on offer for a Double Chance of Burnley and Draw.

One man who could well make be the difference-maker for the in-form hosts is Welsh striker Sam Vokes, who is enjoying a real purple patch right now. The 27-year-old has scored in each of his last three home games, and the 7/2 for him to net anytime against the Blues is already proving popular.

Chelsea certainly wouldn’t be the first big scalp Vokes and Burnley have taken here this season. The former Wolverhampton Wanderers ace netted in the defeats of Liverpool and Everton, as well as leading the line in October’s 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.

That game was one of nine where Dyche’s side have managed a clean sheet in this campaign, so the 5/1 for Burnley to keep out their opponents could prove a savvy selection, while there’s 11/1 on offer for the hosts to win to nil.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.