Nine-man Chelsea stunned by Burnley

Sam Vokes heads in Burnley's third goal

Champions Chelsea suffered a nightmare begin to their Premier League title defence, having two males despatched off as Burnley claimed an excellent win at Stamford Bridge.

It might be straightforward however deceptive to put the blame for the Blues’ defeat on the choice to point out a crimson card to new membership captain Gary Cahill for a lunging deal with on Steven Defour halfway via the primary half.

However that might deprive Burnley their due for a disciplined, energetic and ruthless first-half show that noticed them rating 3 times, with Sam Vokes netting twice – a header and a volley – both facet of a lashing angled drive from Stephen Ward.