Paul Merson states his prediction for Burnley v Chelsea

Paul Merson looks ahead to Chelsea's trip to Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday

Paul Merson is tipping Chelsea to take another step towards winning the Premier League title this season by beating Burnley 3-1 on Sunday.

The west London side are currently flying high at the top of the table and are nine points clear of second-placed Tottenham as they look to win the title in Antonio Conte’s first season at the club.

Chelsea underlined their status as the main challengers for the title this season when they beat Arsenal 3-1 at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

And former Arsenal man Merson is expecting Chelsea to take another step towards winning the title by beating Burnley this weekend.

Writing in his column for Sky Sports, former Arsenal star Merson said: “When you talk about Burnley, you are talking about one of the best home records in the Premier League – that is some going as not many would have said that at the start of the season.

“Chelsea’s record against teams outside the top six is imperious, though.

“Swansea are the only team outside those top clubs to get a point off Chelsea – Antonio Conte’s men have put the so-called lesser teams to the sword.

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“For as much as I admire Burnley I cannot see past Chelsea, they will have too much for them.”

Chelsea’s remarkable upturn in form this season has been in stark contrast to their struggles last term, when they ended up 10th in the table and without a trophy in the wake of Jose Mourinho’s sacking.

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