Burnley peg back Chelsea thanks to Robbie Brady's superb free-kick

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Burnley managed to hold league-leaders Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in their English Premier League encounter at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.

The Italian has done his homework on the statistics.

When asked why Burnley, promoted in May, are proving so formidable at home, Conte said: "The pitch is small and this is better for the team that has to defend and play this long ball". Burnley took 28 points at home and only one point away.

The striker channelled whatever frustration he might have been feeling into a determined display against Hull on his return but he has since gone three Premier League games without scoring for the first time since April/May a year ago.

"The style is always the same".

Dyche has set his side up in a conservative 4-4-2 this term and against Chelsea, they will be focused on conceding less and winning balls in midfield in order to restrict Chelsea's build up play.

Kevin Friend takes charge of Sunday's clash with the referee sending off just one player in 22 games this season. "Above all, when you are coming in after a good win, you can be relaxed and I try to avoid this and to work with my players to sometimes find a solution to increase tension before the game and during the training sessions".

In any case, Chelsea would be disappointed if they drop points to the Clarets, something that has happened only once in last five Premier League games between these two sides. "I saw great commitment from the teams". If the opponent doesn't win the game, you have the possibility to take more points. "I love the players who show me this type of behaviour, who put the team before themselves".

"I think he deserved this for the game that he played, not only with the ball, but above all without the ball".

"There are other parts to his game that he has got to get used to with us, quite obviously, but part of his make up is his strong left foot and the ability to produce good moments", Dyche said. They are also 30 points better off after 24 matches this season (59), compared to 29 points in the first 24 matches last season. Both goals came in the first half through Rodriguez Pedro and Robbie Brady, but even though the second period continued to entertain there was no getting by Courtois and Heaton.

"The mentality is the main thing I'm pleased with", he said.

"I have different solutions, for sure".

"When I was a footballer it was very important to hear my coach warn me because it is important to be focused and fight".

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