Chelsea heading for Groundhog Day after Burnley defeat

Chelsea heading for Groundhog Day after Burnley defeat

"It's not easy. It's very important to try to find the right solution, to try to improve the squad, to improve the quality before (we) start the season". He is the complete all-round player that every team wishes they could have, so why is the Spaniard receiving so much unnecessary criticism from supporters and pundits?

We've seen it with Nathan Ake, who scored a late victor against Liverpool last season to help Bournemouth to a 4-3 victory.

Liverpool - The Reds have added Mohamed Salah and Dominic Solanke, but they haven't signed almost enough players to be challenging for the title.

"I think the top four will be Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal".

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.

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Diame - who scored six goals in all competitions last season - retired from worldwide football in March. I know it's a big responsibility considering I have become one of the most expensive goalkeepers.

The Blues boss revealed a fresh injury blow with the news that Pedro has been ruled out of the Burnley clash after suffering an ankle injury during the Community Shield defeat to Arsenal last weekend. The fact that Moses will have to serve a one-match ban following his sending off in the FA Cup final, can come as good news for new arrival Rudiger from Roma. But the line "no one believed we could win" is just as telling.

The Chelsea manager strongly rejected the idea that his starting XI - that included a 20-year-old Jeremie Boga with a still unfit Alvaro Morata on the bench - was a "message" to the board about transfers, stressing he would never risk a result like that.

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.

"I think I had to leave Madrid", he added. I have to try to adapt a new system and to anticipate playing with nine or 10 men in the next game.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche praised Pawson's officiating of the game, insisting he had performed well in hard circumstances, and declared his team worthy winners.

Just like last August when Chelsea crushed Burnley 3-0, I feel a repeat is on the cards. Here, these should keep you going until Match of the Day. Morata will be looking to impress his manager and the home support, the striker could run riot on his debut especially with the likes of Pedro, Fabregas and Willian providing the ammunition.