FootyMAD's Burnley match preview

Last updated : 29 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Burnley v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea travel to take on Burnley at Turf Moor at tea-time on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 21 and win only 8 of the 41 games.

The last time the two teams met at Burnley was amazingly over twenty years ago, in April 1983, with Burnley running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Second Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 29 AugChelsea3 - 0BurnleyPREM
2008/2009Wed 12 NovChelsea1 - 1BurnleyLGEC
1982/1983Sat 23 AprBurnley3 - 0ChelseaCHMP
1982/1983Sat 04 DecChelsea2 - 1BurnleyCHMP
1979/1980Sat 15 MarChelsea2 - 1BurnleyCHMP
1979/1980Sat 06 OctBurnley0 - 1ChelseaCHMP
1977/1978Tue 31 JanChelsea6 - 2BurnleyFAC

Recent respective form guides

Burnley losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Chelsea have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Blues, and 7 goals against.

Burnley are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 20 points from their 22 games thus far. Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 51 points from the 22 games played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Chelsea are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Burnley Drawn last 4 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Chelsea Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Won each of the previous 5 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.