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.
The Blues had been higher after the break and pulled a aim again when summer time signing Alvaro Morata headed in shortly after coming off the bench.
Nonetheless, the Spaniard was additionally at fault for denying the house facet a second aim, including an pointless contact to Andreas Christiansen’s goal-bound shot from an offside place.
Chelsea’s hopes regarded to have gone when a late problem from Cesc Fabregas on Jack Cork added a second yellow to his first, acquired for dissent, to depart the Blues with 9 males.
However David Luiz fired house from contained in the field after being arrange by a Morata header to arrange a frantic ultimate couple of minutes, throughout which Burnley struck the publish via Robbie Brady earlier than holding on to take the three factors.
Pricey day for Conte and Chelsea
It has been a troublesome summer time for Chelsea and their boss Antonio Conte, who has brazenly voiced his frustration on the membership’s failure to recruit his desired targets – each when it comes to high quality and amount.
This sport felt just like the fruits of such points and will nicely be the breaking level that results in additional important strikes within the switch market.
Attacking midfielder Jeremie Boga is undoubtedly proficient however his inclusion – together with a a bench populated largely by inexperienced younger gamers – additionally felt like a degree being made in regards to the assets the Italian has obtainable.
No Diego Costa (on his method out), no Eden Hazard or Pedro (injured) and, after 24 minutes, no Cahill, exposing the choices to let Nathan Ake be part of Bournemouth and Kurt Zouma go on mortgage to Stoke.
Cahill’s crimson card ended Boga’s shock debut early, as he was changed by Christensen, and handed the initiative to Burnley, whose three-goal salvo added disbelief to the checklist of destructive feelings ripping via the house help.
On the plus facet for the Blues, Morata tailored shortly to life within the Premier League, exhibiting an intelligence of motion and eagerness, even when this did lead him to disclaim his facet a aim.
However Conte has loads of considering to do. This was the Blues’ first opening-day league defeat since 1998 they usually have now had 4 males despatched off of their final three aggressive video games, courting again to final season’s FA Cup ultimate.
An away day to recollect
There was little doubt in regards to the secret behind Burnley’s Premier League survival final season – their kind at Turf Moor.
Sean Dyche’s group had the ninth-best file within the prime division – selecting up 33 factors at house.
In distinction, they mustered simply seven away from house – and only one between the beginning of the season and the top of February, with a goalless draw at Manchester United on 29 October.
They did not win away from Turf Moor till a 2-Zero victory at Crystal Palace on 29 April – and so the achievement of their opening-day victory on the present champions shouldn’t be underestimated.
If Burnley can usually decide up factors on their travels whereas sustaining the form of kind they confirmed at house, then it bodes nicely for his or her prospects this season.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte would likely need to see some new faces arrive on the membership as a matter of urgency – however the subsequent fixture for his group is a tough-looking journey to London rivals Tottenham on 20 August.
Burnley welcome West Brom to Turf Moor a day earlier.
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- 2RüdigerBooked at 89minutes
- 30David LuizBooked at 77minutes
- 24CahillBooked at 14minutes
- fourFàbregasBooked at 81minutes
- threeAlonsoBooked at 3mins
- 38BogaSubstituted forChristensenat 18′minutesSubstituted forMusondaat 90+2′minutes
- 23BatshuayiSubstituted forMorataat 59′minutes
- 6MeeBooked at 63minutes
- 17Berg GudmundssonSubstituted forArfieldat 75′minutesBooked at 77minutes
- 16DefourSubstituted forWaltersat 75′minutes
- 12BradyBooked at 60minutes
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Match ends, Chelsea 2, Burnley three.
Second Half ends, Chelsea 2, Burnley three.
Try missed. Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) left footed shot from a troublesome angle on the left misses to the fitting.
Offside, Burnley. Tom Heaton tries a via ball, however Sam Vokes is caught offside.
Foul by Álvaro Morata (Chelsea).
Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Substitution, Chelsea. Charly Musonda replaces Andreas Christensen.
David Luiz (Chelsea) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).
Try blocked. Robbie Brady (Burnley) left footed shot from exterior the field is blocked.
Robbie Brady (Burnley) hits the left publish with a left footed shot from exterior the field from a direct free kick.
Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea) is proven the yellow card for a foul foul.
Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea).
Sam Vokes (Burnley) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Purpose! Chelsea 2, Burnley three. David Luiz (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the field to the centre of the aim. Assisted by Álvaro Morata with a headed go.
Try blocked. Willian (Chelsea) proper footed shot from the fitting facet of the field is blocked. Assisted by Marcos Alonso with a cross.
Nook, Chelsea. Conceded by Matthew Lowton.
Nook, Chelsea. Conceded by James Tarkowski.
Try saved. Álvaro Morata (Chelsea) left footed shot from exterior the field is saved within the centre of the aim. Assisted by César Azpilicueta.
Second yellow card to Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) for a foul foul.
Foul by Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea).
Jack Cork (Burnley) wins a free kick on the fitting wing.
Try missed. N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea) proper footed shot from exterior the field misses to the left. Assisted by Andreas Christensen following a nook.
Nook, Chelsea. Conceded by Stephen Ward.
David Luiz (Chelsea) is proven the yellow card.
Offside, Chelsea. Antonio Rüdiger tries a via ball, however Álvaro Morata is caught offside.
Scott Arfield (Burnley) is proven the yellow card for a foul foul.
Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).
Try saved. Ben Mee (Burnley) header from the centre of the field is saved within the prime centre of the aim. Assisted by Robbie Brady with a cross.
Nook, Burnley. Conceded by Antonio Rüdiger.
Substitution, Burnley. Scott Arfield replaces Johann Berg Gudmundsson.
Substitution, Burnley. Jonathan Walters replaces Steven Defour.
Foul by César Azpilicueta (Chelsea).
Stephen Ward (Burnley) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Offside, Chelsea. Andreas Christensen tries a via ball, however Álvaro Morata is caught offside.
Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).
Foul by Marcos Alonso (Chelsea).
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