Burnley FC vs Chelsea Set For Monday Night

Published on August 17th, 2014 6:35 pm EST

Burnley FC will be marking their return to the English Premier League with a home tilt against Chelsea on Monday night. This will be the club's 53rd season in the top flight and first since 2009-10.

How better to celebrate your return to the English Premier League than with a home tilt against Chelsea? Burnley FC will be trying to stun the away side when they play in front of 21,401 roaring fans at the storied Turf Moor in Burnley on Monday night.

Chelsea, on the other hand, is considered one of the favourites to win the English Premier League this season and want to keep pace with the likes of Arsenal and Man City, who both notched victories this weekend. Chelsea should win this contest, though Burnley FC will be playing with an incredible amount of emotion on Monday night. Burnley FC, for their part, want to get their season off to a strong start so that they can hope to avoid relegation.

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As you can probably imagine, Chelsea is the prohibitive favourite to win on Monday evening. Here are the current betting odds:

Burnley, 9.00
Draw, 4.20
Chelsea, 1.40

Burnley FC will be hoping for the likes of Lukas Jutkiewicz, Danny Ings and Ashley Barnes to notch tallies on Monday night, while Chelsea will be relying on the likes of Diego Costa, Fernando Torres and Cesc Fabregas to penetrate the Burnley defense.

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These types of games can be tricky. Sure, Chelsea has the superior talent, though it was a long summer for some of their players and there might be some fatigue in their first few games. In addition, Burnley will be riding the emotional high of returning to the English Premier League. Watch out, as this could turn out to be a trap game for Chelsea.

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