Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Burnley v Chelsea FC

The Liverpool FC legend is tipping Chelsea FC to drop points at Burnley on Sunday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri Photo: New Balance

Mark Lawrenson believes that Chelsea FC will drop points against Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues will be looking to return to winning ways against Sean Dyche’s side in the Premier League this weekend to close ground on title rivals Manchester City and Liverpool FC.

Maurizio Sarri’s men squandered a 1-0 lead to draw 2-2 with bitter rivals Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League last weekend to fall two points adrift of the leading pack.

Antonio Rudiger broke the deadlock before Anthony Martial’s quick-fire double in the second half turned the game on its head, only for Ross Barkley to net an injury-time equaliser.

Chelsea FC built some confidence with a 3-1 win against BATE Borisov in the Europa League to maintain their perfect start to their European campaign under Sarri.

The Blues will travel to Burnley to face Dyche’s men at Turf Moor in Sunday’s early kick-off, looking to deny the home side a second win in front of their supporters this term.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson believes Chelsea FC will be forced to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw with Burnley in the Premier League clash this weekend.

“A big late goal such as the injury-time equaliser Chelsea scored against Manchester United always makes you feel like you have won the game,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“It means the Blues will be full of confidence before their trip to Turf Moor, but it will not be an easy trip for them.

“Chelsea are in action in the Europa League on Thursday and it feels as if Burnley are lying in wait for them.

“Sean Dyche’s side put up a decent fight against Manchester City last week until the defending champions got their second goal, and you just know that they will work hard, and be difficult to beat.”

Chelsea FC appointed Sarri in July after Antonio Conte left the west London side despite leading the Blues to the Premier League and FA Cup title during his two-season spell.

The Blues have made a surprisingly impressive start to the new season under Sarri, despite his limited time to work with the Chelsea FC team ahead of the Premier League campaign.

The Stamford Bridge outfit have won six of their opening nine Premier League games, only dropping points in stalemates with West Ham United, Liverpool FC and Manchester United.

Chelsea FC have won three times and drawn twice on the road this season, scoring 12 goals and conceding six times in five games.

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