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Premier League match preview: Burnley vs Chelsea with team news, stats, head to head, Player to watch: Diego Costa (Chelsea), possible lineups, prediction.

Newly promoted side Burnley are set to start their season against Chelsea at Turf Moor tonight.

Chelsea are the favourites to win the Premier League this season and look set to destroy Burnley at their home tonight with their new signings.

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  • Chelsea have not lost an opening game since 1998.
  • Burnley have won a game only in the last five meetings with Chelsea.
Team News:
Burnley have a fully fit squad as they are without any injury worries. Sam Vokes is the only player who will miss this clash due to knee injury while new faces Michael Kightly, Marvin Sordell, Steven Reid, Lukas Jutkiewicz and Matt Taylor all are set to make their debut tonight.

While for the away side, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho might start with new stopper Thibaut Courtois who impressed last season at Atletico Madrid.
Didier Drogba is set to have a medical test to see whether he is ready to play or not.

Possible Lineups:
Possible lineups: Burnley vs Chelsea

Player to watch:
Diego Costa (Chelsea)
After an impressive preseason for Chelsea, the Spain international striker is a key man to watch for Chelsea this season in front of goals.

Head to Head:
Burnley 1 – 2 Chelsea        
Premier League, 2010
Chelsea 3 – 0 Burnley
Premier League, 2009
Chelsea 1 – 1 (4-5) Burnley
Carling Cup, 2008
Burnley 0 – 3 Chelsea
League Division Two, 1983
Chelsea 2 – 1 Burnley
League Division Two, 1982

Burnley 1 – 4 Chelsea, an easy game for the Blues

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