READ WHAT CONTE HAS TO SAY ABOUT MORATA AND GIROUD’S PERFORMANCE

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Antonio Conte chose to start Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata upfront for the first time this season, as he lined his team in a 3-5 -2 formation.

Neither of the strikers got on the scoresheet, but the Chelsea boss was happy with their performance.

Conte said after the game: “They did a great job. Giroud and Morata played a fantastic game and sacrificed themselves greatly without the ball. They put great pressure on the ball in every moment. We surprised Burnley with our two strikers who created a lot of difficulty for their central defenders.

“To see Giroud and Morata playing in this way, to see these good combinations and links between them, and then their desire to run and press without the ball, this is the right way to have satisfaction in the future.

“I am very pleased because they played very well. It’s not simple to see two strikers with this will and desire to fight and sacrifice themselves without the ball.”

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