England: Premier League
Match start: 16:00 (GMT+2)
Prior to the new EPL season Chelsea fans are thinking about one interesting peculiarity. 3 years in a row the team of Roman Abramovich is playing its opening match of the calendar championship at Stamford Bridge:
08.08.2015. Chelsea – Swansea – 2:2 (Oscar, F. Fernández (own goal) – A. Ayew, Gomis);
15.08.2016. Chelsea - West Ham – 2:1 (Azar, Diego Costa – Collins);
Provided that, in the first case after the draw with Swansea and due to the conflict between José Mourinho and the physician Eva Carneiro the blues have lost the whole season. And in the second case after the winning over West Ham the team became the champion.
Chelsea (the head coach Antonio Conte)
After completed transfers of the center forward of Real Álvaro Morata, holding midfielder of Monaco Tiemoué Bakayoko and the center back of Roma Antonio Rüdiger, Chelsea had switched on the right winger of Roman Lazio and the national team of Italy Antonio Candreva.
Antonio Conte for a long time already wanted to get his namesake at Stamford Bridge. And, at last, his dream is going to come true. According to the coach, Candreva will substitute Pedro at the right-wing attack line because he has screwed over his team so terribly during Sunday match against Arsenal that he is raising only a red flag.
Burnley (the head coach Sean Dyche)
The first opponent of Chelsea this new season will be English Clarets. This is how the team of Sean Dyche is called due to its colors. Last season Burnley has taken only 16th position – 40 points (+11=7-20) and 10 its winnings out of 11 the team has won at home arena. But outside its Turf Moor the Clarets are rather weak opponents and that is why they are losing to one and all.
Calendar match of the current opponents last season that was held at Stamford Bridge ended with the home winning of Chelsea with the score 3:0. The goals were scored by Eden Hazard, Willian and Victor Moses. Bearing in mind absolutely different level and game class of the teams of Antonio Conte and Sean Dyche much the same result according to experts is possible this time.
Chelsea – 1.22, draw – 6.00, Burnley –12.00;
Our tip: Chelsea (Asian handicap -1.5) - odds 1.79 Pinnacle