English Premiership

What they said: Burnley vs Chelsea

2014-08-19 15:42
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Cape Town - Burnley briefly took the lead but it was a strong Chelsea side who took all three points away from the clash at Turf Moor.

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John Terry was full of praise for Jose Mourinho's tactics and hailed the impact of Cesc Fabregas.

"We knew it was going to be difficult but I thought some of the football we played in the first half, with the movement and some of the play for the goals, was a different class," the captain said on the club's website.

"Cesc’s pass for Schurrle was probably the pick of the bunch. It was a tough game but we saw it out in the second half."

"We’ve made some very big signings; Diego Costa held it up well and got on the scoresheet which is a great start for him. We’re hoping to win the Premier League, that’s our target this season." added Terry.

"It’s going to be very tough, we’ve seen some quality play over the weekend from many teams but it was important we picked up three points and now we move on to the next one."

"The manager wants us to play out from the back, he wants us to get the ball and move it but more importantly we dropped too many points away from home last season against the lesser sides and we had to go to Burnley, fight and want it more than them,’ explained the captain. ‘We had that but we also had plenty of possession and quality play." said the former England skipper.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche, talking to burnleyfootballclub.com, said: “It’s not a sprint; it’s a marathon and we know there will be some bumps along the way.

“I don’t think you can class tonight as a bump. I think that’s the reality of where they are and where we are.

“We are still learning and improving and they are looking close to being the real deal." added Dyche.

“Even when you prepare for a team like that, they can still go harder that you probably thought they could and that’s probably one of the learning curves." 

“Overall though, I am happy. There has to be a reality to what we are hoping to achieve this season.

"I think they are top of the market, or certainly up there, but I felt we kept going." said Dyche.


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