Chelsea vs Burnley EPL Game Picks 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Turf Moor is the site where Chris Wood and Burnley (3-3-3, 8th in the Premier League) will take on Chelsea (5-2-2, 4th in the Premier League) on Saturday. The goalkeepers expected to start are Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea and Nick Pope for Burnley. The Pensioners are at at -122 while Burnley are priced at +340. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Chelsea comes into this game holding a record of 5 victories, 2 draws, and 2 losses putting them at 4th in the Premier League. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 19 goals which puts them at 2nd in the EPL. Their goal differential is +5, putting them at 4th in the EPL. Regarding shots on target, they currently have a total of 0 which puts them at 13th in the EPL. As a unit, Chelsea currently has a total of 58 fouls which means they are averaging 9.44 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 17 points for 2019 and they have an average attendance of 40,605.
Tammy Abraham is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Blues. The forward from England has participated in 120 games in his career and has played 9,011 minutes. Over the course of that time, the 21-year-old has scored 61 goals and has had an assist on 7 goals. For his career he is averaging 75.1 mins per appearance. Abraham has started 100 games and has totaled 100 fouls over the course of that time. Concerning shots on target, Abraham has 130 which has him ranked 74th when compared to active players and 43rd among forwards. Mason Mount is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Chelsea. The 20-year-old from England has scored 21 goals in his career which puts him at 131st among all players still active in the Premier League. He has totaled 5,985 mins in his career which puts him at 96th among active midfielders and has an average of 82.0 mins per game which puts him at 62nd in the Premier League. In the time he has played pro soccer, he has totaled 59 shots on target which puts him at 69th among active midfielders.
The man in net for the Blues is Kepa Arrizabalaga from Spain. He is 24 years old and has been on the field a total of 13,985 minutes in goal over the course of his career. Arrizabalaga has allowed an average of 1.18 goals per 90 minutes in his career which ranks him 11th out of all active goalies in EPL. Over the course of his career, he has surrendered 183 goals. His career save % is .709 which ranks him 17th out of all active goalies.
Burnley will be standing on the other sideline and for the 2019 season they have 3 wins, 3 draws, and 3 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they are sitting 8th in the league with +1. They have a total of 12 goals for the 2019 season. Burnley has a team save percentage of .711 which currently has them sitting 9th in the league, which means chances to score may be scarce. They are averaging an attendance of 20,477 putting them at 19th in the league.
One of the players to watch for the Clarets is Chris Wood. The 27 year-old has guided 111 balls past the goaltender over the course of his pro soccer career. He is placed at 25th among active forwards in assists with 31 and has earned 265 shots on target. He has totaled 21,416 mins and is averaging 64.3 mins per game. Another solid player on this team is Ashley Westwood. The midfielder from England has a total of 21 goals in his career which places him at 63rd among active midfielders. He also has totaled 269 fouls.
In goal for the Clarets is Nick Pope who has had a solid career by giving up only 0.98 goals per 90 mins and that has him ranked 5th in pro soccer. In the 11,979 minutes he's been on the field over the course of his career, he has given up 130 goals. He has a career save percentage of .763 which has him sitting 2nd among all goalies still active in pro soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Burnley (+340)
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