Antonio Conte explains whether Alvaro Morata will start for Chelsea against Burnley

Angelica Greene
August 13, 2017

The best managers in the world are in the Premier League now. "I'm trying to do my best every day".

However, the failure to secure reported transfer targets such as Romelu Lukaku and Leonardo Bonucci, Diego Costa's pariah status and the departure of Nemanja Matic to the benefit of Manchester United all appear to have irked the former Juventus boss.

Instead of the two attacking wingers, Conte gets the option of playing an extra striker and a midfielder, something that could solve the problems they faced while playing against Arsenal. But if you look at the number of players on loan, they can call a few back'. Willian is likely to start on the right hand side as he did against Arsenal last Sunday, however it is unknown exactly who Conte will favour to play on the left.

Unless Antonio Conte can organise his men into an astonishing comeback, they will be only the second defending champions to lose their first game of the following campaign.

Every Chelsea player will have to run just a bit harder and for slightly longer without the 29-year-old's bustling frame at the core of proceedings.

Dyche will be without striker Andre Gray as the forward is set to join Watford after a deal was agreed on Wednesday.

Burnley, however, have lost all three of their opening day clashes in the top flight.

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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.

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.

"In my career I always work with real pressure and it's normal".

'I don't think Morata will do it that way but he has to come in and be confident, believe in himself and show the quality he has possesses.

"I'm very proud of my players, but in this game we saw two faces - the first half negative and the second half positive". So at the other end is where they will have to somehow try to stop the Blues.

Going into Saturday's home match against Burnley, it could even be argued that Chelsea is beginning the season in a weaker position despite a summer outlay of around 140 million pounds ($180 million). We have all seen how much of a difference the Benglian makes for Chelsea, with his trickery and pace, both up front, and on the wings.

"The sending off of Cahill was a key moment, because to play the rest of the game with 10 and then nine men is not easy", Conte told reporters afterwards.

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