Chelsea set Premier League first with opening-day indiscipline

Antonio Conte

Sam Wallace joins host Thom Gibbs in attempting to unpick what went wrong for Chelsea in their shock opening weekend defeat to Burnley, and just what's eating manager Antonio Conte.

He continued: "I'll show the players the game, the positive and the negative situations and we will work again to try to improve and avoid the mistakes we made against Burnley and prepare in the right way for the Tottenham game".

Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? "I wanted to win today, not to send a message".

"I don't know if Pedro will have recovered for the next game but for sure we will have two players banned, Cahill and Fabregas".

'So we need players - also for the development of the young players.

"They want me to be there training with the reserves".

For Liverpool, the players expected to lead the team in scoring all took care of business.

The Blues started the match relatively well, dominating the ball and forcing Burnley into some uncomfortable defending. "No, not at all".

"The sending off makes a big difference", Dyche said.

With an average of over 3 goals a game the scene is set for another great season in the Prem.

It was an occasionally bad tempered clash at Stamford Bridge, with the Chelsea bench regularly up in arms at decisions they perceived as going against them, but Dyche played down any conflict, insisting it's an "emotional sport". They were reduced to nine men late in the second half when Cesc Fabregas was also dismissed following a second yellow card.

"I am open to being a year in Brazil without playing, even if Chelsea fine me for a year and don't pay me".

As well as worsening Chelsea's predicament, the Spaniard's dismissal marked the first occasion ever on which two players from the same team had been sent off on a Premier League opening day.

Dyche hinted he was unsure what approach Antonio Conte would deploy in the second half.

"It was alarming how they conceded the goals".

When asked if he feared all the negativity was affecting the players, he said: "No, I am not anxious".

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