Jones Knows has two bets to attack this weekend across the Premier League as a big-price first goalscorer tickles his fancy, as do Burnley at home to Chelsea.
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Burnley vs Chelsea, Saturday 3pm – 1pt on Burnley to win (11/2 with Sky Bet – bet here!)
The temptation of getting 11/2 with Sky Bet about Burnley is just too juicy to ignore.
You see that Chelsea bandwagon over there? I am not on it.
Frank Lampard is one talented human being, no question, and he may have convinced the betting markets regarding Chelsea’s current form but he has not tricked me.
I am yet to believe his Chelsea team have a thirst for defending on the road or have even found the right balance between attack and defence to the extent that they can be relied upon to win at 1/2 with Sky Bet away from home.
Remember, this is a team that have won just three of their last 12 away Premier League games and have kept just two clean sheets in 22 league games on the road under Lampard. I would advise a big swerve on them this weekend.
I was on minute-by-minute blogging duty for their 4-0 win over Krasnodar in midweek – a fantastic result, sure, but a scoreline that absolutely flattered them with two late goals against the deflated hosts putting unheralded gloss on the scoreboard. At 1-0 down, Krasnodar struck the bar and were the better team when Timo Werner fired home a very fortunate penalty award.
The hefty 2,000-mile journey back from Russia also is a huge negative for Chelsea to deal with, such mammoth trips have caught fellow ‘top teams’ out in their next fixture. The record of Premier League teams in their next game having played a midweek game in Russia since 2013 reads: P13 W2 D2 L9. That is a staggering statistic when you factor in most of those teams will have gone off heavy favourites for the match in question.
Surprise results after Russian away day