Many expected Chelsea to drop points at the difficult Turf Moor Stadium, but Antonio Conte’s men showed character to beat Burnley in their home ground and went on to win the game despite Ashley Barnes’ equaliser.
Antonio Conte has recently been speaking about the team’s spirit, and after tonight’s game, the Chelsea boss revealed his delight at the team’s spirit.
“Tonight I saw a great team spirit,’ Conte said. ‘It’s not simple to play against Burnley. If you give them a bit of space, they are ready to put these longs ball in and be dangerous with the second ball.
“We forced them to play these long balls, but when they played them from their own half of the pitch, it’s less dangerous.
“We showed great spirit. We didn’t show this spirit in the first half against Southampton. We were a disaster. But in the second half and today, we must be pleased. It’s a great pleasure to see my players with this commitment, desire and will to fight for the ball.”