Burnley v Chelsea: Conte's side to maintain title charge with narrow win
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 12, 2017,
Feb 12, 2017, 12:25
"For this reason, we must pay great attention and prepare every game with great attention". What is perhaps more impressive is the fact that Burnley have won their last seven home games on the trot, propelling them up towards the top half of the table and away from the drop zone.
"They are in good form".
The likes of Mesut Ozil, Kevin De Bruyne and Philippe Coutinho all featured in the top five, yet none of them finished top. It does look likely with Conte's side 9 points ahead in the league table with 14 games to go.
After a brilliant performance against Arsenal, Chelsea will be looking to keep their title-winning form up against Burnley.
"I like to repeat (to) all my players - you need a lot of time to be something important and you can have only one minute to disrupt all this". It won't be easy.
Drogba returned to Stamford Bridge for one season to play with Costa during his first season in England, who scored 20 goals as the Blues won the title two years ago. Andre Gray is a really good player, very clever. A lot of people say that he is the best player in the league. "But within the team, we know each other and we knew we were ready to win". "The most important thing is the present, to be focused, to take the best choice for the team to try to win". To leave with the rare three points, Antonio Conte must set his squad up to break through Burnley's strong home defense while being aware that a counter from the Clarets could prove damaging.
Willian, who has finally begun finding his stride after a slow start to the season, has had to battle with Pedro, who is back to his best under Antonio Conte, for a place in the starting XI this term.
"There is this possibility", he said. Then we can talk about the future. "To have Cesc and Willian on the bench or on the pitch is very important".
"Cesc, when he plays, is playing very well".
"Cesc if he doesn't run 100 metres in 10 seconds, I can allow him this, because he's a genius with the ball".
"I'm different. I want to win and always have done since I was small".
'Sometimes I want to share my passion with fans, with my staff, with players'.
"If the opponent wins the game and reduces the gap, if the opponent doesn't win the game and you have the possibility to take more points, I think we have the right experience to live this situation".