Antonio Conte states his prediction for Burnley v Chelsea FC

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Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri has reportedly moved closer towards taking over from Antonio Conte at Chelsea.

Di Francesco has now entered the fray as well, according to the paper, having taken Roma to the Champions League semi-final against Liverpool. They have to play for the club and the fans, to show great character like today. There are a lot of things that are right.

Kevin Long scored an absolute howler of an own-goal to hand Chelsea the lead in Burnley's crucial Premier League matchup this evening.

"The way they did it was incredible". We have to finish our season, our job and then there is [the club] who has to judge if the season is a failure or not.

"I have proved myself over the years".

Yet even a victory would cut the deficit to Spurs to five points with four games to play.

Maurizio Sarri has reportedly indicated his desire to leave Napoli at the end of the season to pave the way for him to take charge of Chelsea. The league is a tough league so for us to have a good start and try to get to 40 points will always be the marker for every season.

"We have to avoid this if we want to keep the hope to finish in the top four".

Chelsea travels north on Thursday to face Burnley in a Premier League match. The others must see the other team win.

Sean Dyche turned to Sam Vokes and saw the Welshman get a headed attempt on target 30 seconds after his introduction, though the Clarets - who would have climbed above Arsenal into fifth with three points - could not create any further killer chances.

"I think he is doing an important job", said Conte.

Ahead of a trip to relegation-threatened Stoke on Sunday, Dyche welcomes Chelsea to Turf Moor.

Dyche's men secured a 3-2 victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on the opening day of the campaign and will be looking to do the double over the London outfit for the first time in nearly 50 years.

It seems increasingly unlikely that Italian boss Antonio Conte will still be at the Bridge next summer, with various reports claiming he is on his way out of the club.

Burnley go into the game with more than hope on their side considering that they last tasted defeat in January; a 1-0 loss to Manchester United.