Antonio Conte‘s debut season at Chelsea couldn’t have started off brighter with three wins in as many matches, but Saturday’s victory against Burnley was certainly the most convincing yet.
The Premier League upstarts were never really a match for the Blues, but Conte’s group dominated from start to finish in their 3-0 win against the Clarets.
The Italian spoke about his pleasure with the team’s effort post-match while also praising Eden Hazard‘s work rate.
“I am pleased to see the team play well and create a lot of chances,” Conte said following the win. “After 13 games where we have conceded at home, we didn’t this time and that is very important. Now we must continue.
“I want Hazard to be decisive at the beginning and I am pleased because I saw this today. However we must continue with his work and the work of the whole team.
Hazard notched the game’s first goal after just nine minutes, but it was his organization and possession that helped pace the Blues throughout the entire contest.
Chelsea dominated the game’s share of the ball, particularly down the wings through Hazard and Willian, giving the home side a decisive advantage against their opponent.
While Conte has every right to be happy with the team’s progression through the opening month of the new season, the veteran manager stressed that the club continues to look to improve.
“I am pleased to work with these players but if we find a right solution, we want to improve this squad,” Conte said.Follow @MattReedFutbol