Our match prediction:
Following a 2-1 win over West Ham United in the opening match of the season, Chelsea came from behind to beat Watford on Matchday 2. Antonio Conte has been recording good results with the capital club at the start of the season, but the Blues need to keep on winning if they are to regain the Premier League trophy. Chelsea take on Burnley on day 3 and they considered favourites on paper to pick up all three points from the game. The Clarets did well to upset Liverpool at the weekend, but beating Antonio Conte’s men in London is easier said than done. The Blues are a real force to be reckoned with at home and in-form attacker Diego Costa is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. In their last meeting at Stamford Bridge the two teams shared the spoils, but we predict that Chelsea are going to pick up all three points from Saturday’s football match.
Highligted Player (Kante):
Born in Paris in 1991, N’Golo Kante spent his early career playing for French minnows Boulogne and Caen, but he didn’t need a lot of time to catch the eye of high-profile clubs. The holding midfielder was on the verge of joining Marseille in the summer of 2015 when Leicester City submitted a £5.6 million for his services and he eventually signed for the King Power Stadium outfit. Destiny appears to have played a part in the move as Kante would go on to become one of leading Premier League footballers in an unbelievable season that ended with the Foxes winning the Premiership trophy. Having deservedly been nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award, Kante would also receive the first ever call-up for the national team in March 2016, and he impressed in his first two appearances, scoring a goal in the 4-2 triumph over Russia. A combative midfielder with an amazing pair of lungs, Kante impressed Premier League fans and pundits alike, and he will probably go down as one of the best holding midfielders to have ever played for an English club.
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.