Chelsea were too strong for us, Burnley boss confesses

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First half goals from Jorginho and Tammy Abraham made it a comfortable evening for Chelsea against Burnley at Stamford Bridge, and a second-half goal from Callum Hudson-Odoi sealed the three points for the home team.

Speaking after the game, Burnley boss Sean Dyche admitted that the Chelsea team were too strong for his side.

He said: “I’ve got no question for the result. They were too strong for us.”

He added: “We came here to try and keep things tight early in the game and did that pretty well, before we gave away a penalty.”

Dyche also bemoaned his side’s injury woes as he said: “We have had injuries and illness and it’s not ideal, but I still expect a lot from my players and I thought the starting 11 we put out today could compete.

“We’re in a tough period at the minute and we just need to free the group up a bit.

“Nobody is quite playing with that fluidity and anticipating the game. That’s from tightness and not getting results and it’s not easy.

“We have to come out of that because it’s a vicious circle.

“You have to free yourself up and be confident enough to go and win a game, but equally you could argue that wins bring that confidence.”

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