Burnley hoping to catch uncertain Chelsea off-guard at Stamford Bridge

Doris Richards
August 13, 2017

To win away on day one is something special given the context of last season. "If Nathaniel Chalobah or Ruben Loftus-Cheek were still there they could get rid of Matic and play a younger kid". With Hazard, Pedro and Moses out, and Loic Remy unlikely to start, we could very well witness both Morata and Batshuayi take the field along the same time. Burnley, on the other hand, appear to be doing just fine at the moment and we can see them causing plenty of problems to their more illustrious opponents at Stamford Bridge.

"I can't think of a reason why Chelsea would sell him", Neville told Sky.

Diego Costa would also open his Premier League account on the day, by scoring the equalizer and reminding fans of what it is like to have a proper striker leading their side. Álvaro is working very well, improving his physical condition a lot in the last 10 days, and he is starting to understand what I want from him in the game.

Burnley begin life without Michael Keane and Andre Gray today.

Unlike Lukaku, Morata delivers in the big games, which was occurrent when he was a regular starter at Juventus before his second stint with Real Madrid.

"I am not anxious because we have to trust in our work and today there were three injured players, Pedro, Hazard, Bakayoko, one player missed for a ban in Moses". For the Arsenal manager Chelsea had enough players already on their books to fill any gaps, but chose to lend them out.


Burnley have a poor record in London, only winning once out of all their previous 16 attempts, that was against Crystal Palace in April however.

Chelsea had one more opportunity to complete a famous comeback following a scramble in Burnley's box in extra time but the Clarets stood firm and held on for an impressive 3-2 win. Now I have to adapt to a new team with an Italian coach who's very tactical.

Last season left ambiguous conclusions on the game team Burnley. A performance like this, maybe somewhat hard to come by with the amount of action he will surely face.

While accepting that his players had been affected by the situation, Conte pointed to how they have now received red cards in each of their last three games - including the FA Cup final and Community Shield against Arsenal - but stopped short of blaming his players for ill-discipline.

Burnley made it 3-0 before half-time when Vokes headed in Defour's free-kick. "Usually, to keep going you need to change a few things".

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