Jose Mourinho when asked if his team are title contenders this season, without hesitation, he concurred.
The Blues have been active in the transfer market, and with key signings present in the shape of Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa among others, they are hot favorites for the prestigious EPL trophy.
Burnely promoted from the championship would have preferred another visitor over Chelsea for an opening fixture.
Venue: Turf Moor
Prediction: Burnely 1-3 Chelsea