Conte: Easier to manage Burnley than Chelsea


Conte's side recorded back-to-back away league wins thanks to a goal and an assist from wing-back Victor Moses at Turf Moor on Thursday.

Burnley v Chelsea will kick off this evening at 7.45pm.

The two teams have met eight times in the past, with Chelsea winning four, drawing twice, and losing twice. Moses also insisted Chelsea remain in the hunt to secure Champions League football.

However, with an FA Cup Semi-Final clash against Southampton on Sunday and top four hopes slim to say the least, it may be seen as a sensible decision by the Italian to rotate against Burnley.

Burnley may be an impressive seventh in the Premier League but head coach Sean Dyche wants to see how high his side can climb before the season ends. It is not easy when you are a goal down to come out and take the game on and I felt we did that.

"I think Giroud and Morata played a fantastic game with a great sacrifice without the ball and we forced them to play long balls".

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"It felt like we were chasing shadows at times in the first half but we upped the tempo in the second half", Barnes told Sky Sports. Midfielders; Lennon, Cork, Westwood, Gudmundsson.

Chelsea: GK; Courtouis. Defenders; Azpilcueta, Christensen, Cahill. Kante is a superstar midfielder and his performances haven't dropped off, despite seeing his team-mates struggle in the year after they won the Premier League. With forward-thinking trio Hazard, Willian and Pedro and the rampaging Marcos Alonso always striving to support, Giroud can be confident of finding team-mates with headed knock-downs and passed lay-offs.

Speaking about playing two strikers in the future, Conte said: "This is a really good option".

Some of the important facts to note ahead are; Chelse has scored in all matches against Burnley.

The Clarets promptly levelled with their first shot on target of the match in the 64th minute, although there was a huge slice of luck involved.