Date: 2nd August 2017 at 7:47pm
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Manager Sean Dyche has said he’s weighing up the options available to him following our draw against Celta Vigo this midweek.

Hosting the side at Turf Moor as we head towards the start of the Premier League campaign against Chelsea, two goals from Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick gave us the two all draw and kept us unbeaten in the pre season campaign.


Pope, Lowton (Bardsley ht), Long (Tarkowski 82), Taylor, Ward (Mee ht), Brady (Gray 88), Defour, Cork (Arfield 65), Hendrick (Barnes 65), Gudmundsson, Vokes (Walters 75).


Heaton, Mitchell, Anderson, Agyei.

Celta Vigo:

Alvarez, Roncaglia, Costas, Cabral, Otto, Radjoja, Sanchez, Wass, Aspas, Gomez, Hjulsager. Subs not used: Blanco, Mallo, Fontas, Cheikh, Guidetti, Sisto, Beauvue, Lobotka, Gomez, Mendez, Pampin.

Referee: Jon Moss.
Attendance: 5,868.

Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media following the match Dyche admitted that with plenty of competition in the group, he hadn’t yet finalised his thoughts for Chelsea.

Going into the final pre season friendly of the summer against Hannover 96 this weekend, Dyche was pleased with the options he had to mull over.

‘The side is still not chosen for the season and I think it will be closer this year. Usually I have a fairly early shot at what I think the team will be, but this season there`s a few places still up for grabs and as a group they have laid down some good markers this pre-season. The team that plays on Saturday might not be the team that plays at Chelsea. It`s fair to say a number will be, but others I`m not so sure about.’

Reflecting on the game itself, he believed it was another good workout and there were plenty of benefits from the game he could take.

‘It was a good work-out and I was really pleased because we choose these clubs according to some of the challenges we face. I think it`s fair to say they were an extreme case of total football, but there are certain teams in the Premier League who try to play that way, by constantly passing.’


‘Sometimes they just seem to pass it and pass it, but that`s brilliant for our lads because you have to stay focused and keep your shape, and we did that. Equally, when we got it, particularly in the first half we kept the ball well and scored as great goal. Once you start dismantling the team it`s never easy and they changed their whole team, so I expected it not to be as fluid, but for the first 60 minutes I was extremely pleased.’

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