Burnley vs Chelsea EPL Picks 1/11/2020
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Mason Mount and Chelsea (11-3-7, 4th in EPL) host Burnley (7-3-11, 15th in EPL) at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The expected starting goalkeepers are Nick Pope for Burnley and Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea. The Pensioners are at at -367 while Burnley are priced at +1139. The total opens at 3.
Burnley comes into this game with a mark of 7 wins, 3 draws, and 11 losses which is good for 15th in EPL. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 23 goals which is 13th in the league. Their goal differential is -10, which is good for 15th in the league. When looking at shots on target, they currently have a total of 63 which is 20th in the league. As a group, Burnley has racked up a total of 245 fouls which means they have an average of 11.7 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 24 points for this season and they have an average attendance of 20,395.
Chris Wood is one of the top players to keep an eye on for the Clarets. The forward from New Zealand has appeared in 343 contests in his career and has played 22,224 mins. During that time, the 27-year-old has connected on 115 goals and has assisted on 31 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 64.8 minutes per appearance. Wood has started 249 contests and has a total of 308 fouls over the course of that period. In the matter of shots on target, Wood has totaled 274 which places him at 24th when compared to all players still active and 17th among forwards. Ashley Westwood is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Burnley. The 29-year-old from England has a total of 21 goals over the course of his career which has him ranked 138th when compared to all players still active in the Premier League. He has played a total of 28,846 minutes over the course of his career which has him ranked 12th among active midfielders and averages 81.3 minutes per appearance which has him ranked 73rd in the Premier League. In his career, he has 74 shots on target which has him ranked 64th among active midfielders.
The man protecting the goal for the Clarets is Nick Pope from England. He has racked up 13,059 minutes defending the net over the course of his career. Pope has given up 1.05 goals per 90 minutes over the course of his career which has him ranked 6th among active goalies in the Premier League. During his time playing professional soccer, he's given up 153 goals. His career save percentage is .743 which has him ranked 3rd among active goalies.
Chelsea is the team standing on the sideline and for the 2019 season they sit with 11 victories, 3 draws, and 7 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they are ranked 4th in the league with +7. They currently have a total of 36 goals for this year. Chelsea has a save percentage as a team of .547 which has them sitting 20th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They are averaging an attendance of 40,567 ranking them 9th in the league.
One of the guys to remember for the Blues is Mason Mount. The 20 year-old has driven 22 balls into the back of the net over the course of his pro soccer career. He is placed at 78th among active midfielders in assists with 14 and has totaled 68 shots on target. He has totaled 6,926 mins and averages 81.5 mins per appearance. Another name to know on this team is Tammy Abraham. The forward from England has tallied 65 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which puts him at 28th among active forwards. He also has totaled 106 fouls.
In net for the Blues is Kepa Arrizabalaga who has had a good career by giving up only 1.18 goals per 90 mins and that ranks him 13th in professional soccer. In the 15,065 mins he has been on the field in his career, he has given up 198 goals. His career save % is .702 which places him at 20th among all goalies still active in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Burnley (+1139)
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