• Arsenal, Manchester United ascend log
BY JOE APU
Chelsea wonder kid, Victor Moses who scored his first Premiership goal of the season against Burnley last September says there is no respite for their visitors today at the Turf Moor despite the home side’s record.
Burnley have won 28 of their 29 Premier League points at Turf Moor. The team from Lancashire have been superb on home soil. Sean Dyche’s team have now won their last five league games on home soil, keeping clean sheets in three of their last four home league games.
The Clarets home form looks set to keep the side from Lancashire in the Premier League and they will be determined to continue that good record against the Blues. Burnley’s only defeats at Turf Moor in the top-flight this season have come against Swansea, Arsenal and Manchester City and Moses believes Chelsea will add to the list of winners here.
All three of those defeats have been by a one-goal margin. The Premier League new boys have not looked out of their depth in any of their home games this season. In fact, they have made Turf Moor one of the most difficult grounds to visit in the Premier League. Chelsea, who have won 16 of their last 18 league games, could be unchanged.
Boss Antonio Conte says David Luiz has been playing despite pain in his knee, but the Brazilian is available, meaning the Blues have no absentees.
“They’ve been champions in both of the Clarets’ previous Premier League seasons and it’s odds-on to happen again.
“The difference now is that it’s also highly likely that Burnley will stick around for the next season.
“Home is at the heart of their progress, and against the league leaders they’re bidding for an eighth straight Turf Moor triumph in all competitions.
Yesterday, Alexis Sanchez brought manager Arsene Wenger some breathing space with a brace of goals as Arsenal overcame Hull City 2-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Chilean forward contentiously scored with his hand in the 34th minute and netted a stoppage-time penalty to get Arsenal back to winning ways following successive defeats by Watford and leaders Chelsea.
They provisionally climbed to third place, nine points behind Chelsea, while Manchester United moved to within a point of the Champions League places by beating Watford 2-0. Anthony Martial marked his return to the starting XI by scoring one goal and setting up another for Juan Mata.
Spurs sit above Arsenal on goal difference, with Manchester City a point back in fourth place ahead of their trip to Bournemouth on Monday.
Following his side’s win over Hull, Wenger dismissed a claim by former Arsenal striker Ian Wright that he had admitted his time at the Emirates Stadium was coming to an end.
“I didn’t give any indication about my future,” Wenger told reporters.