Former Arsenal midfielder, Paul Merson has predicted that Antonio Conte’s Chelsea won’t be able to handle Burnley when both sides clash on Thursday night in the Premier League.
Merson believes Conte’s men will come up short at Turf Moor with Burnley in inspired form.
Chelsea had to come from 2-0 down to beat Southampton 3-2 on Saturday in the Premier League.
The Blues are now seven points off a top-four spot in the Premier League table.
“I think Burnley are ridiculous odds to beat Chelsea here. With the FA Cup semi-final coming up, it’s a great bet,” Merson told Sky Sports.
“We saw on Saturday Chelsea didn’t even want to be there in the first 70 minutes against Southampton, it was only when Olivier Giroud came on did they look energetic and urgent. He wanted to prove something.”
“You can’t go 2-0 down at Burnley, they’re a completely different side to Southampton. Burnley have been outstanding.”