Conte, Cahill Regret Sale Of Matic To Manchester United

While the results didn't always go their way, the Clarets more often than not made things hard for the best teams in the Premier League.

While there has been a lot of discussion regarding how the Blues will start the season, I believe we will see a largely unchanged lineup to the XI that played in the Community Shield against Arsenal last weekend. The fact that the Serbian was sold was not the confusing bit, but that he was sold to Manchester United caused some discussion.

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An inability to break down weaker sides at Old Trafford and a failure to take chances were a huge frustration for Jose Mourinho.

In one year, the 13-time Premier League champions have brought in Paul Pogba from Juventus for £89m, which was a world record transfer fee until PSG's signing of Neymar this transfer window, Romelu Lukaku for £75m from Everton, Nemanja Matic from Chelsea for £40m and Victor Lindelof from Benfica for £31m. "Nobody wants to lose their best players", Dyche said.

Diego Costa, last season's top scorer, is spending the final weeks of his Chelsea career milling around with friends and family in Brazil.

In the United Kingdom, the game will not be broadcast live on television, but highlights will be available on Sky Sports" Premier League review programme as well as the BBC's "Match of the Day' highlights show.

"Matic was very important and sometimes you could look past him at other players like [N'Golo] Kante, Hazard, who catch the eye, but he played a very positionally disciplined role for Chelsea with the way they go forward".

Leaking goals was also a concern for Liverpool, with 42 conceded last season - a tally worse than the three teams who finished above them last season, as well as United.

" I think the [Matic] sale at this moment in time, with that Chelsea squad, could cost them the league".

"I think he's got all the tools to do that".

He and the two boys had traveled to watch the game by plane from London Stansted to the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, and then made the six-hour drive over the border to Skopje to watch their beloved team.

FRANK LAMPARD believes Chelsea face a massive challenge to retain their Premier League title without the "irreplaceable" John Terry but says, in Antonio Conte, they have the ideal manager to keep them at the top.

"I think they've bought well - it's just a case of numbers", he insisted.

"For a defender especially it's worth watching strikers movements, not too much, not overkill but I think you can get an idea of what type of player they are like".

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