Burnley vs Chelsea: Key stats ahead of Turf Moor showdown
Burnley vs Chelsea: Key stats ahead of Turf Moor showdown
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Burnley vs Chelsea: Key stats ahead of Turf Moor showdown

Chelsea will on Saturday evening travel to Lancashire to take on Burnley, hoping to continue with their winning streak that was stretched to six matches in midweek. 

In the Amsterdam clash against Ajax in the Champions League, two substitutes Mitchy Batshuayi and Christian Pulisic combined well to grab the all-important goal deep into the second half to the delight of the manager and the fans. 

Domestically, after a poor start, the Blues are fourth on the log with 17 points after nine matches and will hope for another three points in a tricky fixture. 

Form comparisons 

Sean Dyche’s team were one of the best mid-table teams during the 2017/18 campaign, qualifying for the Europa League in the process. 

They however dropped last season and have not looked the same, even though at times they show flashes of what made them that dangerous. 

They have already lost to two of their matches against the traditional top six teams this season, going down 3-0 at home to Liverpool and a 2-1 loss away to Arsenal at the Emirates. 

Chelsea have however not lost at the grounds since August 1973, and have emerged victorious in four of their five Premier League visits to Burnley, scoring at least twice in each victory.

Chelsea record at the Moor

The Blues might set a record in the process of four successive top-flight away wins with three or more goals scored if they can achieve that feat on Saturday. 

Burnley have completed the fewest passes from restarts this season, taking one or two touches before aiming for their big strikers with a risk of losing the ball.

In contrast, no side averages more consecutive touches from a kick-off than Chelsea, who have shown a brand of football that concentrates more on possession, but with very high intensity.

Abraham and Mount looking for fouth away goal

Chelsea's top two strikers; Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount have each scored a goal in the team's last three away matches, and will be aiming to go one further and match Diego Costa's record of scoring four away matches in a row that he set in the tie against Manchester City in 2016. 

Team News

Chelsea will be without N'Golo Kante, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Ross Barkley for the trip after they failed to recover in good time. 

The rest of the players are however fit, with Emerson Palmieri, who has since returned from an injury expected to feature. 

Chris Wood has taken over from Ashley Barnes as the team's man, having scored four times from the same number of appearances.

The New Zealand international's contribution has come at a time when the goals have dried up for Barnes, who had failed to score in five outings.

He sat out of last week's loss to Leicester due to an injury, but the pair will be available for the match against the London side. 

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