Kompany on belief, Chelsea threat and goalkeeper selection

Vincent Kompany has been speaking to the media before Burnley's Premier League game at Chelsea on Saturday.

Here are the key lines from the Clarets manager:

  • He confirmed there are no new injury concerns from the players that went on international duty but a few "still need to be assessed" before Saturday.

  • He said his "team aren't too phased emotionally" and that has helped them "remain strong" and keep their belief in staying up.

  • On beating Brentford then not being able to carry the momentum on because of the break: "I don't think there is a good or bad time for a break. I am just glad we won that game. It's clear now we have to build up the energy mentally and physically for the remaining games."

  • He said he "doesn't care" about Nottingham Forest and Everton's points deductions because "they are the things I can't control" and added that "as long as it's not the referee or a VAR decision that gets in the way of us earning points, I can't care about it".

  • On opponents Chelsea: "They are also under pressure to win but it's no different to us. We have a young team as well and the same need for results."

  • In response to his decision to drop James Trafford for Arijanet Muric against Brentford, he said: "We have two very good goalkeepers and it's all about the team right now. Every decision that we make is for one goal and that is to stay up, so there's nothing else to say on it."

  • He said the club "are very proud" that Trafford received a late England call-up, but his focus now has to be "to keep progressing and fighting for his place".

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