Sean Dyche hails Burnley's performance against Chelsea

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte during the press conference

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. Image by Matthew Childs REUTERS

It will be tough buy when we are at home in front of our own fans, we have that believe we can beat anyone.

"We are in a good position because we are at the top of the table", Conte told talkSPORT. Despite that goal, Burnley, who have been strong, of late, at home, were not giving up, tring to find that space for the equaliser.

When asked why Burnley, promoted in May, are proving so formidable at home, Conte said: "The pitch is small and this is better for the team that has to defend and play this long ball".

Burnley look set to provide another potentially tricky test for the Blues, as they boast the third-best home record in the Premier League this season.

The Clarets were extremely clever in Sunday's 1-1 draw, especially in the way they targeted Chelsea's left flank, which is far less disciplined defensively than their right side.

The Blues have kept the most clean sheets in the Premier League this season with 13, four more than they managed in the whole of last season. "It's good if the players want to go and relax in different countries - the most important thing for me is that they come back in the right way, with the right attitude and the right behaviour".

Chelsea have lost only 1 Premier League game since switching to the 3-4-3 formation, which came against Tottenham Hotspur at the start of the calendar year.

The striker channelled whatever frustration he might have been feeling into a determined display against Hull on his return but he has since gone three Premier League games without scoring for the first time since April/May past year. Pedro was sprinting through the middle and it was a perfectly weighted first touch to control the pass and give himself the angle to slide the ball past Tom Heaton.

"I thought Westy as well, it isn't easy, when you've just signed at a club, getting a feel of how that team works, and it's not easy to go into". If the opponent doesn't win the game, you have the possibility to take more points.

There are games this season when Chelsea have not required a world-class goalkeeper. He will have to be as ruthless on Sunday to ensure that his team maintain the distance from the chasing pack in the title race.

That goal levelled the score at 1-1 after Pedro had given Chelsea the lead. However, Conte would hope that his striker maintains his new-found discipline and focuses on getting goals, instead of getting fouled or fouling someone.

Per The Sun's Matt Heath-Smith, Steven Defour, Dean Marney and Kevin Long are all injured, while Jeff Hendrick will serve the first match of his three-match suspension after being sent off against Watford. To replace Hendrick, Sean Dyche might turn to his new signings Ashley Westwood and Robbie Brady in a midfield role.

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte on Friday refused to put a price on Eden Hazard.

Chelsea have won their last three top-flight trips to Burnley, last losing there in a top-flight encounter in August 1973.

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