Robbie Brady's first goal for Burnley is a beauty

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The fact that the recently promoted Burnley are among the top three teams in the home table is largely attributable to one person - Tom Heaton.

"I want us to be awkward to play against and be productive and we showed that".

Chelsea extended their lead atop the Premier League to 10 points on Sunday as the team they seem destined to succeed as champions, Leicester City, sank to yet another defeat.

"We created two very good chances, so overall it was a strong show against a top, top side".

A well-earned 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield preceded the comfortable win over Arsenal, and both opponents' title aspirations now lie in tatters-the pair are 13 and 12 points behind Chelsea, respectively.

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has said he is too experienced to be drawn into a war of words with Jose Mourinho, after his Manchester United counterpart claimed the Blues were playing "defensive" football. There were still reasons to be cheerful over their display, but Burnley had a gameplan at home and they executed it very well; particularly after going behind early on to Pedro's opener.

"And I try to put him always in the best condition to give us his best for the team". It means they are doing a great job at home.

"In the second half we tried to score and to win the game".

Burnley look set to provide another potentially tricky test for the Blues, as they boast the third-best home record in the Premier League this season.

Chelsea star Willian has opened up on the reported difficulties between manager Antonio Conte and striker Diego Costa, revealing there is now "no problem" between the two.

Kevin Friend takes charge of Sunday's clash with the referee sending off just one player in 22 games this season.

"I won five titles as a footballer, but a lot of times I arrived in second place", he said.

"I don't like to reply about the other coaches", Conte said.

And he was pleased with Brady and fellow home debutant Ashley Westwood: "A fantastic goal, a sublime goal, against a top class goalkeeper who's a giant of a man".

Robbie Brady's stunning free-kick brought the Clarets level in the first half and frustrated the league leaders for large periods. We advise that all users switch to using the new Disqus comment system as soon as possible to ensure a smooth transition.

"I have different solutions, for sure, but for me the most important thing is I can count on the squad and every single player is in good form".

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