Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Buoyed by a 2-1 win over Luton Town, Burnley will look to record their first home triumph of the process when they take on Chelsea on Matchday 8. The Clarets gave fans some cheer on Tuesday evening, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to secure the top flight survival. Denmark midfielder Jacob Bruun Larsen is pushing for a start after scoring the winner in the relegation six-pointer, while Nathan Redmond remains doubtful.
The Blues, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Fulham and they managed to get one, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. Chelsea aim to climb to the top half of the table and given Burnley’s difficulties in front of goal, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the capital club. All Ben Chilwell, Reece James, and Wesley Fofana are out of contention with injuries for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Thiago Silva):
Brazilian defender Thiago Silva is one of the highest rated defenders in world football. Having emerged from Fluminense youth ranks, the 31-year-old defender established himself as a world-class performer while plying his trade for AC Milan from 2009 to 2012.
Having largely contributed to Rossonerri’s title winning campaign in 2010-11, Thiago Silva moved to Paris Saint-Germain together with Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a reported fee worth €42 million, which made him then second-most expensive defender in football history after Rio Ferdinand.
Silva was an immediate success at the French club, helping Les Parisiens win four consecutive Ligue 1 titles in the process. Heavily linked with a move away from Parc des Princes, fan favourite Thiago Silva remains a key figure at Paris Saint-Germain and a leader of the new wave under head coach Unai Emery. Having already surpassed the 100-game mark for the French giants, Thiago Silva is slowly writing his name in the history books of Paris Saint-Germain.
Highlighted Team (Burnley):
Burnley were one of the founding members of the Football League back in 1888. The Clarets did remarkably well to win the FA Cup trophy back in 1914 and the club owners have been trying to bring glory days back to Turf Moor ever since.
Burnley defeated Liverpool in the 1913/1914 FA Cup final and, no doubt, this is regarded as the greatest achievement in the club’s history. The Clarets finished the 2015/2016 Championship campaign in top position in the standings and, as a result, they will participate in the English Premier League in the 2016/2017 season.
Burnley play their home games at Turf Moor and the capacity of the stadium is 21,401. The Clarets have won two Community Shield trophies so far, in 1960 and 1973, but they have yet to clinch the Premier League title. Claret is the dominant colour of the team’s home shirts.