Costa and Blues still at loggerheads

Alvaro Morata may not have been the first forward they were looking at, yet his £70 million signing was a delight to fans, while new defender Antonio Rudiger is familiar with Conte's system at Juventus.

Chelsea's hopes looked to have gone when a late challenge from Cesc Fabregas on Jack Cork added a second yellow to his first, received for dissent, to leave the Blues with nine men.

Tony Pulis celebrated signing an extended contract in the best possible fashion as West Brom began the new Premier League campaign with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth at The Hawthorns.

"They opened up the pitch even more when they had 10 men which put us on the back foot a bit".

It would be easy to pick a key player like Vokes as his goals would be very important in a game like this, however, I feel Burnley will struggle to create chances against a solid Chelsea team.

I don't want to comment on the referee, absolutely not.

Burnley didn't do too well on Premier League travels last term, losing 14 of 19 fixtures, but they did keep three clean sheets in last five of those games.

"We tried until the end to reach a good result against Burnley".

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"But our first half we kept losing our heads - after the red card we lost our heads a bit, conceded three goals and then it's very hard to change the final result".

Following the suspension of Super Eagles star Victor Moses (for the red card in the FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal in May) who plays at right wing-back for the club, Conte revealed that Antonio Rudiger is likely to start at the same position in the absence of the Nigerian. "Last season they had a good season and we have to pay great attention tomorrow", the Italian said.

"If Conte needs a few players, the best thing is for the club to do that.' Crespo told Daily Mail". "If you have the possibility to spend money and improve the quality", he said, "I think this is right way to be competitive and fight for something important".

"It is normal for me and for the players that start to work with me that they need time to adapt to our style of football".

Chelsea down to 9 men. But they won just once on the road last season, and will be outmatched by both the talent of Chelsea and the atmosphere of Stamford Bridge.

"Today big decisions changed the outcome, quite obviously", the Burnley manager said.

"We kept going, kept probing and it's 3-0 at the interval". But you never know if he could pull off a couple of saves during the first half and go in at half-time, the Clarets may just grab a point and all thanks to their captain and goalkeeper.

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