Chelsea's Conte wary of Burnley's fine home form

That's what I keep telling my players and I don't think it is an idle promise. Yes, I think so.

With Chelsea now nine points clear, Conte has earned a reputation as a perfectionist with an eye for detail this season.

"I spoke to him at half-time and after the game the following day, I texted to see how he was", Alonso said of the incident. "He hasn't a price now".

Hazard, 26, was substituted towards the end of the game against Arsenal and Conte revealed he had taken him off to give the Stamford Bridge faithful a chance to show their appreciation.

"I have different solutions".

"For me sometimes it's hard to sleep and to make the best decision, but I prefer to have this type of problem". Sometimes I try to preserve some players. "Sometimes there is a technical choice".

Looking to start their march to a second Premier League title in three years in earnest, the Blues face a tough challenge Sunday at Turf Moor, where Burnley is ready to add another pelt in the form of an eighth consecutive win there. There is great concentration.

Both Cesc Fabregas and Willian have featured predominantly from the bench in recent weeks, but Conte says the duo will have an opportunity to stake a claim for a starting spot over the course of the next few games. Burnley have only been held once at home this season while Chelsea's only draw since September came at Liverpool last month.

The Blues have kept the most clean sheets in the Premier League this season (13), four more than they managed in the entirety of the 2015-16 season.

"We must pay great attention because it's unusual to have Burnley in third in the home table".

Charly Musonda and Kenedy have joined up with Chelsea's first-team and are available to play after the club decided not to loan them out again. A lot of people are saying Kante is the best player in the league.

"If you send the right signal for us and not for the other opponents it is very important".

"There are 14 games to play".

"Honestly I don't think so", Mourinho told Sky Sports following United's 2-0 win at Watford.

"It is important now not to do a big mistake in this race".

"They have a great squad and a lot of players they trust to win the title".

Conte professed ignorance when asked about reports Mourinho's Manchester United made an approach for Willian previous year.

  • Julie Sanders