Conte's Comments Show Displeasure Over Nemanja Matic Departure

Crystal Palace midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan from Chelsea can help the Eagles finish high up in the table

Chelsea kick off their Premier League title defence at home to Burnley on Saturday, and the unbridled joy that drenched Stamford Bridge in May has been clouded by anxiety over the course of a fractious and frustrating summer. Antonio Conte's side were brilliant last season, winning the Premier League with relative ease with only Tottenham providing any real competition.

The defending champions will make a return to Champions League football this season and will also attempt to retain the English Premier League. Premier League Predictor from triomis - is available for iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch and any device running iOS 6 or later.

Chelsea have so far signed three players and acquired Willy Caballero on a free transfer from Manchester City and are in the market for Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk, Valencia right-back Joao Cancelo among a host of players linked with the club.

Fans in 242 countries around the world can enjoy the season kick-off with Premiere League Predictor first hand and could be part of this big sport event on tlive Sport platform powered by Windows Azure. For this reason I'm telling you we're working very hard to try to improve our team. It was very surprising that they avoided relegation last season but they might not be so lucky this year if they don't start to win on the road.

With a £75 million striker - Romelu Lukaku - in the ranks and an experienced midfielder in Nemanja Matic bought from Chelsea, Manchester United will be expected to make the ideal start. While Conte wanted him to stay, the story of owner Roman Abramovich stepping in and sanctioning the move himself, like he did with Petr Cech and Arsenal, is the best example of why this move happened even though the manager had other plans.

The west London side are also expected to sell Spain worldwide Diego Costa after Conte told the 28-year-old that he is free to leave.

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"At the start of this season it's simple to tell that in this league there are six top teams who should be fighting for the title".

All but Tottenham have made at least one significant summer purchase for their attack, though Chelsea have banished their top scorer while Liverpool and Arsenal are desperately trying to keep hold of theirs.

Conte referenced the last time Chelsea defended the league title. However, after telling Costa that his future lies away from the club and record signing Alvaro Morata adjusting to his new surroundings, Conte may be forced to rely on Batshuayi more than ever.

BT said that the England midfielder did have many offers from elsewhere before joining the broadcaster. "Everyone wants to beat the champions and Chelsea are going to find that out again now".

With Eden Hazard injured and Diego Costa nearly certainly leaving the club, Michy Batshuayi and Willian stepped up as the Blues' in-form players, scoring 9 goals between the two of them. We are getting a good price on the goals being scored and I think that is the way to go.

Willian has suggested that he would have reunited with former boss Jose Mourinho at Manchester United this summer had Chelsea not blocked the move.

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