Asked who he sees as favorite to lift the title come May, Conte replied: 'At the start of the season it is simple to tell that in this league probably there are six top teams who should fight for the title. But you never know if he could pull off a couple of saves during the first half and go in at half-time, the Clarets may just grab a point and all thanks to their captain and goalkeeper.
Every Chelsea player will have to run just a bit harder and for slightly longer without the 29-year-old's bustling frame at the core of proceedings. Both Jeremie Boga and Charly Musonda have been a part of Chelsea's pre-season tour of the Far East, though it is probable that Conte will opt to play record-signing Alvaro Morata out of position in Hazard's usual spot rather than giving one of the younger players an opportunity.
The reigning champions appear to be on a precipice heading into the new season.
Conte has been busy during the transfer window with a lot of coming and goings, on what seems a daily basis in West London. We are talking about a young player.
THE Premier League title race is wide open, according to former Socceroo Robbie Slater.
Chelsea finished 10th in the table the following season they won the EPL title in 2015/16 season.
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The Arsenal manager suggested Conte could bring back some of the host of players who have been loaned out if he wants a bigger squad. These are the most important things for us.
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Almost a week on from attracting a fair bit of criticism for his substitute appearance in the Community Shield, the Spanish worldwide made his home debut for the club, again coming on from the bench in Chelsea'sPremier League opener against Burnley. United and City will be a tougher prospect now Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have something close to their ideal squads.
Belgium's Michy Batshuayi is the only experienced alternative for the Italian.
The season starts with uncertainty surrounding the future of a number of high-profile players. "I'm not saying they're completely conflicting". Sanchez is now out with an abdominal injury, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, while Coutinho has missed training sessions this week with a reported back injury and could be unavailable against Watford on Saturday.
To be a serious threat domestically and in the Champions League, Morata has to find the net on a regular basis from the outset of the campaign and Bakayoko has to fill the void left in the midfield upon his return from injury.
Most famously, Spieth and Phelps in July were part of a high-profile athlete group that posed for an Instagram photo. Spieth was happy to get through with a 72 in his quest to become the sixth player to complete the career Grand Slam.
The Blues forced goalkeeper Tom Heaton into a couple of smart saves, in a hope of regaining a foothold in the match. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte joked that he will prepare his side to go down to 10 men for the next game.
However, the club did win the Europa League and the League Cup , giving the manager a platform of success on which to build. It will be very close, but United will give their bitter rivals a very hard time .
The attacking duo of Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero have formed a lethal partnership, as was evident in the pre-season. Of the trio that have been brought in so far, Kyle Walker and Danilo started while Benjamin Mendy recovers from injury.
Jose Mourinho admits Manchester United could still sign one more player, but he will not be "crying" if they do not. Our levels of confidence and knowledge are higher so I am happy to start the season.
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Mourinho did no such thing. "Some people can get sick of it, but most players would like to have been the first to score". United have spent around £150million adding Romelu Lukaku , Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof to a star-studded squad.
Giroud confirms Arsenal stay after opening-day winner
A lot of people feel they aren't serious contenders because they do not have the "big" names that can elevate them to that level. The Premier League is back! Arsenal will today host erstwhile champions, Leicester City in a first-of-its-kind Friday kick-off.
Giroud wants to stay and fight for his place, claims Wenger
Carragher was speaking shortly after Giroud had helped Arsenal to an incredible comeback win against Leicester at the Emirates . The English Premier League is going to be back with a bang as Arsenal take on Leicester City in the opening match tonight.