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Many expect the Premier League newcomers to be swatted aside by Jose Mourinho's illustrious team on Monday but their manager is hoping to tear up the script

Sean Dyche insists his Burnley side will make Chelsea work as hard as possible for all three points when the two sides kick off their Premier League campaigns at Turf Moor on Monday.

Jose Mourinho's men are favoured by many to win the title this season, having added Diego Costa, Thibaut Courtois, Cesc Fabregas and Filipe Luis to a team which fell just four points short last term.

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Burnley, meanwhile, are predicted to struggle after a transfer window which has so far seen them spend just £1.5 million to bolster a squad lacking in Premier League experience.

But despite the odds being stacked against his side, Dyche is adamant they will not give in easily on Monday.

"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?" he told reporters. 

"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."
 
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