Chelsea boss Antonio Conte doesn't want any sympathy

Man Utd paid Chelsea £40m to sign Nemanja Matic

GETTY Man Utd paid Chelsea £40m to sign Nemanja Matic

Mee was the lesser heralded, certainly outside town, of his centre back pairing with Michael Keane last season, but after Keane's departure, he will be the main man: "We were a duo but I felt the responsibility past year as well, I was the more senior player of us two. I do believe Morata will be big for Chelsea", He told Jake Humphrey on BT Sport when quizzed on the "signing of the summer". So I'll start with the last, who will not be able to help the team on Saturday's match, among them: Azar, Moses and Bakayoko.

"I think I have for sure a good relationship with the club, with my owner", he said.

"For a defender especially it's worth watching strikers movements, not too much, not overkill but I think you can get an idea of what type of player they are like".

Burnley can be a stubborn bunch, and even if they fall to a defeat I'm more than happy to take a chance on them keeping the scoreline very respectable.

Last season I just wanted to play well in the Premier League and maybe this season I want to kick-on and improve up to that standard. What happens in the transfer market, the club is trying to do their best. Six teams are very strong and you must be prepared.

Frank Lampard
GETTY Frank Lampard believes Matic was the one who pushed through a move to Man Utd

Full credit to Huddersfield and boss David Wagner who has spent close to £40m in strengthening his squad during the summer, though approximately a quarter of that was spent on turning the loan signings of Aaron Mooy and last season's leading goalscorer Elias Kachunga into permanent deals.

The Arsenal manager suggested Conte could bring back some of the host of players who have been loaned out if he wants a bigger squad.

I have to be honest, as someone who considers form - both team and individuals - strongly, I find the opening weeks of the season quite hard to predict and I tend to keep stakes relatively low. It was the same last season. "Because to finish with 93 points, to finish with 30 wins, it won't be easy". There are plenty of great leagues around the world and great club, or what some would call "super" clubs. As a Chelsea fan you're always going to want more: 'Can we buy the best players?

"Overall I believe that it's down to us".

At Liverpool, Salah is also embarking on his second spell in England and has impressed with four goals in pre-season friendlies.

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