Burnley vs Chelsea H2H: Colwill shining bright for the Blues

Burnley and Chelsea meet in the Premier League this Saturday. It’s a 15:00 kick-off at Turf Moor. Both sides have made slow starts to the season overall but are looking to build on their respective victories earlier this week.

Burnley vs Chelsea H2H
Chelsea's Marcos Alonso scores their side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. Picture date: Sunday January 31, 2021. Photo by Icon Sport

Burnley vs Chelsea H2H Record

There have been 104 meetings between the clubs.

  • Burnley Wins: 37
  • Draws: 26
  • Chelsea Wins: 41

Burnley had the historical edge in this fixture which dates back to an FA Cup tie in the 1905/06 season. However during the Premier League era, Chelsea have been the much more dominant force and have moved ahead in the overall Burnley vs Chelsea H2H.

Indeed the Blues are unbeaten in 9 Premier League outings against Burnley, winning 7 of them. Burnley’s last win was by a 3-2 margin at Stamford Bridge in the 2017/18 season. Not one member of the Chelsea XI from that day remains at the club though with N’Golo Kante the last to leave this summer.

N'Golo Kante #7 of Chelsea tries to break free in Burnley, United Kingdom on 3/5/2022. (Photo by Conor Molloy/News Images/Sipa USA) – Photo by Icon sport

Last time out…

Chelsea made it 9 games unbeaten against Burnley in the Premier League with a 4-0 win at Turf Moor in March 2022. Kai Havertz scored twice on one of his best days in blue while recent Milan signing Christian Pulisic was also on target. 

The Chelsea win was largely overshadowed though by the news that Roman Abramovich was set to relinquish control of the club in the face of UK government sanctions. They would still end up in 3rd place under Thomas Tuchel while Burnley went on to suffer relegation.

Burnley, England, 5th March 2022. Kai Havertz of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal during the Premier League match. Andrew Yates / Sportimage – Photo by Icon sport

Burnley vs Chelsea H2H: Potential MVP

Chelsea got a much needed win on Monday night as they won the West London derby at Fulham. One of their star players was Levi Colwill who provided an assist for Mykhailo Mudryk and put in another assured defensive showing.

Colwill is a centre-back by trade but he’s doing a solid job in filling in at left-back for the injured Ben Chilwell. Mauricio Pochettino is clearly a big fan having started the 20 year old in all 7 of his team’s Premier League games this season.

International recognition will soon follow. Colwill is in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming internationals against Australia and Italy and stands a good chance of making his debut for the Three Lions.

In this match, he’ll likely be up against the likes of Connor Roberts and Luca Koleosho who will attack down Burnley’s right flank.

Levi Colwill
Chelsea's Levi Colwill in action during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. Picture date: Sunday September 24, 2023. – Photo by Icon sport

Burnley: Players in focus

Lyle Foster at home on the big stage

The 23 year old is one of the big positives for Burnley so far this season. He’s netted 3 times already and looks like he belongs on the Premier League stage.

Berge to sink the Blues again?

Sander Berge was involved in the Sheffield United side that beat Chelsea 3-0 in 2020 and he also provided an assist in his only other meeting with the Blues.

Can Beyer lead a defensive revival?

Burnley have the second worst defensive record in the Premier League and they’ll be looking for key centre-back Jordan Beyer to lead an improvement at the back.

Lyle Foster for Burnley
Burnley's Lyle Foster scores their side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Kenilworth Road, Luton. Picture date: Tuesday October 3, 2023. – Photo by Icon sport

Chelsea: Players in focus

Mudryk keen to build on first goal

January signing Mykhailo Mudryk finally opened his Chelsea account in the win at Fulham and will be hoping it marks a change in his fortunes. He’ll need to shake off a knock to feature here.

Palmer to play again?

Cole Palmer was a starter for the first time in a Chelsea shirt at Fulham and will be hoping to cement himself in this team now.

Sanchez targets first clean sheet against the Clarets

Robert Sanchez is yet to shut out Burnley in his career with 1 win, 1 draw and 1 defeat against this opposition during his time at Brighton.

Burnley vs Chelsea H2H
Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Robert Sanchez (right) saves a shot from Burnley's Matej Vydra (left) during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. Picture date: Saturday February 6, 2021. Photo by Icon Sport

Final Prediction

Both teams have recorded confidence boosting wins over the past week but both have also shown flaws this season which makes this an interesting contest. 

Burnley have been a bit more pragmatic in recent games after their high risk football brought few rewards in the opening weeks and they should provide a real test for what is still an injury-ravaged Chelsea here.

We’re saying this will end 1-1 with Lyle Foster to score first.

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Mark Sochon

Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.