WELL I think we can safely say we weren't expecting that!

After taking almost the whole of last season to register an away win, a trip to the champions in the opening day of this term looked like a game we'd have to just put down as a non-starter.

I know a lot of Clarets were fearing the worst - some had even relegated before an all was kicked due to the, shall we say, slow-ish nature of the transfer activity.

But we were absolutely brilliant and it was quite funny to see the social media mood change very quickly as the naysayers suddenly turned into the world's biggest optimists.

Sending offs aside, I think the midfield three of Jeff Hendrick, Jack Cork and Steven Defour looked as good as any midfield set-up we've probably ever had.

Defour is the man I want to single out though because over the summer we've seen a shift in his attitude - according to the Belgian press who know him best - and it seems him and Sean Dyche have settled any differences they may have had.

I've been watching Burnley for over 25 years and Defour is without doubt the greatest talent I've seen in the famous claret and blue.

I thought he looked much sharper, much fitter and hungrier in the pre-season games I saw and at Chelsea on Saturday he absolutely ran the show in the first half.

Whether or not we add to the squad - and as I write this there are all sorts of rumours flying around about different players - the best bit of business this summer will be keeping hold of Defour and allowing him to shine.

Talking of signings though, I do wish Dyche had made a move for Jay Rodriguez, who'll return to the Turf on Saturday with new club West Brom.

I just think he is exactly the type of player we should have been looking to add to the squad and it goes without saying that the local connection probably would have made it an easy decision for him to make.

On Saturday we have to try and avoid a feeling of 'after the Lord Mayor's show' because the hard work done at Stamford Bridge could quite easily be undone by a negative result against the Baggies.

But - and you can call me sad for doing the maths - if we were to bag another three points we'd be 15% of the way to the magic target of 40 points.

Not bad for match day two eh?