League leaders Chelsea are traveling to hot Turf Moor to fight Burnley

13 February, 2017, 00:16 | Author: Alicia Barber
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Diego Costa's first Premier League goal came against Burnley in August 2014 - since then, only Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero (both 60) have scored more Premier League goals than he has (47).

"Now, though, we are top of the league, so we just want to stay there".

Burnley have been this season's surprise package and have taken to life in the Premier League in superb fashion. A point and a place above the relegation zone, they are in increasing peril of becoming the first defending champions to go down since Manchester City in 1938. When you have 29 of your 30 points at home it means you are very tough at home.

Burnley could hand starts to new-boys Robbie Brady and Ashley Westwood but Jeff Hendrick remains unavailable through suspension.

The inclusion of the Englishman is expected to the only change from the side that lost at Vicarage road last week.

The fact that the recently promoted Burnley are among the top three teams in the home table is largely attributable to one person - Tom Heaton. The Brazilian missed the ball entirely but was saved when Gray over-excitedly hit his effort straight at Courtois.

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Sean Dyche's side played a lot of long balls right from the start of the game, but they did not just lump the ball forward for the sake of it. There were still reasons to be cheerful over their display, but Burnley had a gameplan at home and they executed it very well; particularly after going behind early on to Pedro's opener. The emphasis will be on putting pressure on the Blues, who are expected to enjoy the lion's share of possession throughout the game.

With a near fully fit squad, Antonio Conte will have plenty of options when it comes to selecting the team. David Luiz was impressive despite seemingly playing with an injury, and N'Golo Kante was his typically unstoppable self.

However, their swift counter-attacking play led by tireless right-wing back Victor Moses saw Pedro opening the scoring in the seventh minute.

After a brilliant performance against Arsenal, Chelsea will be looking to keep their title-winning form up against Burnley. "There are 13 games before the end of the season and if someone think this league is finished, I can tell you now, no", he said. "Last season, as an opposition Premier League manager you were always aware of Eden Hazard".

League leaders Chelsea will arguably provide the biggest test to Burnley's strong home form and Keane is relishing the test.

"I have different solutions". Don't expect me to go and beat five men and score a goal, that's not my game.

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