If you are wondering why Chelsea are holding their heads so high of late it’s because the whiff of the Premier League title is lingering over Stamford Bridge like the beautiful smell of your mother’s finest roast dinner.
The Blues have a tough encounter as they open up Super Sunday at Turf Moor, while the other half of the day’s action takes place at the Liberty Stadium as Swansea host champions Leicester in a most win contest.
It’s hardly believable that the Premier League winners are involved in a down and dirty relegation scrap, but hey can you really surprised these days anymore.
With a fascinating and massively important Sunday ahead in England’s top division we’ve decided to put together a delightful double that could deliver for you at over 10/1. Let’s talk you through it…
If there was ever a team equipped to storm the fortress that Burnley have erected at Turf Moor, it’s this Chelsea outfit.
Antonio Conte men have revelled in their road warrior-like mentally this season, topping the away form table. The Blues have picked up 26 points outside of Stamford Bridge this season with only Tottenham and Arsenal managing to beat them away this season.
It won’t be easy for them against Sean Dyche’s Burnley however, the Clarets have been utterly vintage at home – claiming 28 of their 29 Premier League points there. So it will be far from an easy ride for Chelsea.
Both sides have net the back of the net in three of their last four meetings, so we’re going to punt on a victory for The Blues with a both teams scoring at 12/5 to open our double.
This fixture caused more debate in the office this morning then you’d see in the House of Commons or in Dáil Éireann.
The struggles of Swansea and Leicester are well documented. The Swans have lost 7 of their 12 home league ties this season, while haven’t won at all away from home so far.
They can’t both lose right? To be break this race to the bottom the two clubs seem to be on we’ve turned to history.
Leicester have won their last four previous meeting with Swansea on the spin and have also taken five of the previous six victories so we’ll lean (barely) towards an away win for Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes here at 21/10.