League leaders Chelsea are traveling to hot Turf Moor to fight Burnley
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 12, 2017,
Feb 12, 2017, 18:14
Chelsea's star men teamed up to give the Clarets a taster of their capabilities as early as the sixth minute when Diego Costa slipped the ball between Ben Mee and Michael Keane to release Eden Hazard but, having edged goal side from Matt Lowton who closed in from his left hand side, the Belgium worldwide failed to beat Tom Heaton.
Chelsea maintained their relentless pursuit for the Premier League title with a very comfortable 3-1 victory over fierce rivals Arsenal last weekend and as well ending the Gunners' title aspirations with the win, the Blues managed to extend their lead at the top of the table to nine points.
"His previous manager, Jose Mourinho, valued Hazard at "£100 million per leg", but Conte shied away from offering a valuation.
"I am not good with prices but I don't see a problem because we don't want to sell him, so he has no price". "I think Eden is a great player, a top player, at a very high level". The Blues are sitting pretty on top of the table, and look to rack up another victory when they play Burnley FC on February 12, so tune in to see what goes down! In the last game against Arsenal I wanted him to get a good applause from the crowd because he deserved it.
"After the game against Arsenal I wanted to give them one day off because I thought they deserved it".
But Sean Dyche's team, who had won seven straight games at Turf Moor after losing to Manchester City in mid-November, showed great resilience and deservedly equalised after 24 minutes through Brady.
David Luiz starts for Conte's side despite reportedly having been struggling with a knee injury, while Cesc Fabregas and Willian, who had been pushing for starts after impressing in recent weeks, have to make do with a place on the substitutes' bench. Sometimes for me it's very hard to keep this passion under control.
With both teams in search of an equaliser, it was Burnley, who started the second half brightly for a few minutes, and Chelsea manager Conte looked frustrated at the touchline as well.
"We will have to approach the game like the important game it is. It won't be easy, this", Conte said.
While Burnley's home form has been spectacular this season, they have picked up only one point on their travels.
"We took the game on and had a clear view of trying to win it, even at 2-0 down and had a couple of golden chances at the end when we could have taken something", he said.
With Tottenham playing at Liverpool on Saturday, Mauricio Pochettino's men have an opportunity to trim Chelsea's lead to six points, but Conte believes his players would not be perturbed.
"Whether we play before or the others play before us, the pressure is the same".