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EPL: Burnley stun nine-man Chelsea

13 August 2017

As far as Burnley are concerned, Sean Dyche has no injury concerns and will travel with a full squad as they get ready to pay Stamford Bridge a visit for their first match of the season.

Huddersfield Town - Aaron Mooy has been one of its big signings and he was terrific last season, but it's going to be a tough one in the Premier League for it. Make no mistake, for teams like Huddersfield success is staying up.

In what was his first loan spell away from Chelsea, the 6ft 4inch striker scored 26 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions, winning Bristol City's Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year and Top Goalscorer in the process. "I think honestly if you have to give an evaluation on paper, it's right to not put Chelsea as a favourite".

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Head of BT Sport, Simon Green, said, "It's no secret that Frank had many offers, both within the game and elsewhere, following his retirement, so we are absolutely thrilled that he has chosen to join the team at BT Sport".

By the beginning of the season Chelsea football club is clearly not in optimal condition.

If you were to judge him by body language alone you would not think Antonio Conte was a manager now in possession of the Premier League title. Tiemoue Bakayoko was probably the only new recruit who was Conte's first choice, as the same can not be said for Alvaro Morata and Antonio Rudiger, who are clearly players with plenty of potential, but will struggle to live up to their hefty price tags.

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Michy Batshuayi started up front in the Community Shield against Arsenal but Chelsea fans will be hoping to see record summer signing Alvaro Morata start this weekend. This has seemed to some what disrupt the camp as Chelsea lost two of their three pre-season games as well as the defeat on penalties to the Gunners on Sunday at Wembley.

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.

He added: "I have always worked with great pressure". Me, I have to start to study a new formation with ten or nine players. He is also very good in the air and intelligent off the ball, making runs into the box with his pace, which creates a real threat to any defence. A performance like this, maybe somewhat hard to come by with the amount of action he will surely face.

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These sides last met at Stamford Bridge last August, with Chelsea running out comfortable 3-0 winners.

EPL: Burnley stun nine-man Chelsea