After watching most of their title rivals pick up maximum points on the opening weekend, Chelsea will know they cannot afford a slip up as they travel to Turf Moor to take on newly-promoted Burnley in the English Premier League on Monday night.
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Chelsea have been installed as the title favourites with Jose Mourinho making several big-money acquisitions to strengthen an already strong squad.
The likes of Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Filipe Luis could all make their Premier League debuts for their new club, with Chelsea expected to run riot against Burnley, who could not have asked for a more difficult opponent on their return to the Premier League.
"It's a double-edged sword really, I mean which teams do you get in the Premier League where you think that's going to be an easy one?" Burnley manager Sean Dyche said. "I don't think there is such a thing and we've got to play them all at some point, the players and myself both know that.
"For sure, it's a tough challenge, they've got a fantastic manager, a fantastic club and a fantastic team as well as amazing power in the market.
"Having said that, there are no guarantees for anyone and Jose was open in saying last year that he felt it was one of the leagues that was more open than others. We'll certainly be working hard to make sure it is."
For Chelsea, it is about improving from last season, when they went trophyless. Mourinho had insisted then that he had received a side in transition, but with several star players coming in this summer, and with the Portuguese being given a full year to instil his style into the team, there surely is no room for excuses this time around.
Mourinho, of course, will be well aware of that fact, and he will be doubly keen to make a bright start to the season. "This season obviously we bought some key players, we believe and we are feeling that the new players have brought the squad and team into another dimension," he said. "Yes, we are title contenders.
"If you expect me to say we will win the Premier League I can't say that. I can't because I have to respect the competition, which is the only [league] that has more than two title contenders. I have to respect the opponents and efforts the other teams made to improve their already top teams, but we all feel we are title contenders."
Burnley do have plenty of quality players in their lineup as well, with the likes of Danny Ings and Kieran Trippier desperate to make their mark in the Premier League. Dyche will look to feed off of that excitement and desperation to succeed, but in Chelsea and Mourinho they will know they are in for one of the stiffest challenges they will face this season.
Team news: Burnley: Sam Vokes and Cameron Dummigan are ruled out for the home side. Striker Lukas Jutkiewicz, one of seven summer signings, has impressed for the home side during preseason, but Dyche will probably err on the side of caution and pack his midfield, with Ings set to play alone up top.
Chelsea: Mourinho is set to name Thibaut Courtois as his number one goalkeeper for the start of the season, meaning he could have a disgruntled Petr Cech to deal with. "My number one choice will be my number one," Mourinho said. "Not forever obviously because I cannot kill competition, I cannot close the door for somebody to get into the team.
"I cannot give any player a guarantee, not even a goalkeeper that he is in the first team forever if he doesn't perform. Obviously you don't change a keeper if he makes a mistake but you can change him if he makes five mistakes.
"What is my first choice today might not be my first choice tomorrow, it depends on performance, but if the goalkeeper gives stability to the team, I don't feel the reason to change or to play one in one competition and one in another competition."
Key men: Burnley: Ings banged in the goals in the Championship last season, and it will be interesting to see just how the young striker responds in the more difficult Premier League.
Chelsea: Fabregas has impressed during preseason, and so has Costa and the two summer signings will be Burnley's biggest threats.
Expected lineups: Burnley: Heaton; Trippier, Shackell, Duff, Mee; Jones, Taylor; Arfield, Marney, Kightly; Ings.
Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.
Prediction: 3-0 to Chelsea