'Conte could walk at Chelsea' - Sutton sees trouble brewing at Stamford Bridge

Costa filmed some of the action while a friend wore a Spain shirt with No 19 on the back

Costa filmed some of the action while a friend wore a Spain shirt with No 19 on the back

But they won just once on the road last season, and will be outmatched by both the talent of Chelsea and the atmosphere of Stamford Bridge.

In what was his first loan spell away from Chelsea, the 6ft 4inch striker scored 26 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions, winning Bristol City's Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year and Top Goalscorer in the process.

Manchester United are the only side to lose their first Premier League game of a season and still go on to win the title.

Frank Lampard highlighted the difference between Chelsea and Arsenal's squad last weekend during the Community Shield clash - while Chelsea listed 24 players on the match day program Arsenal had 41. "I think honestly if you have to give an evaluation on paper, it's right to not put Chelsea as a favourite".

Their pre-season has been a good one, although they have faced two lower league sides, an Irish team, two from the Championship and Celta Vigo of Spain, they remained unbeaten with four wins and two draws so they will come into the game with confidence at least. In these 10 days he is improving his physical condition and is starting to understand what we want, but he needs time to understand to adapt to our style of football.

Chelsea will begin their 2017/18 campaign at home to Burnley on Saturday with just 14 experienced players available.

The Italian saw the Blues to the Premier League title in his first season at the helm, with his tactical prowess and man-management saluted throughout a productive campaign.

Though his ACL injury has temporarily halted his development as a Chelsea star, there is no doubt that Zouma has the potential to become one of the best defenders in the world with the right coaching.

The arrivial of substitute Alvaro Morata lifted Chelsea in the second half, and despite their numerical disadvantage, they hinted at a fightback. I have been impressed with him.

"For me the striker is a really important role and it is very important to understand the position I want in the game and it is more hard to adapt than other roles". "Usually, to keep going you need to change a few things".

"The sending off of Cahill was a key moment, because to play the rest of the game with 10 and then nine men is not easy", Conte told reporters afterwards. Kante in the holding role could also be too strong for the Burnley midfield to even get the ball far forward enough for a sniff on goal.

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