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Burnley Stun Nine-Man Chelsea At The Bridge

English Premier League Report: Chelsea v Burnley 12 August 2017

By SL International - Aug 12, 2017 05:53 PM

English Premier League

Result: Chelsea 2-3 Burnley

Date: 12 August 2017

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Premier League champions, Chelsea began the season with defeat at Stamford Bridge, as they suffered a 3-2 loss to Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

Click through the gallery to see some of the images from the match.

Antonio Conte was without Eden Hazard, Pedro Rodriguez and Victor Moses for the encuonter.

The Blues got off to a bad start as they were reduced to 10 men in the 14th minute when Gary Cahill was shown a straight red card for a late challenge on Steven Defour.

Burnley then took the lead in the 23rd minute when Sam Vokes fired home from close range, following a cross from Matt Lowton.

The visitors then managed to double their lead in the 39th minute as Stephen Ward rifled the ball into the top corner from inside the box.

It got worse for Chelsea four minutes later as Vokes rose well to head home Defour's cross for his second of the game, 0-3.

With the Blues struggling up front, Conte introduced Alvaro Morata for his league debut, with the in-effective Michy Batshuayi making way.

Morata made the perfect impact as he pulled a goal back for Chelsea in the 68th minute as he headed home Willian's cross.

Chelsea's task was made even tougher in the 80th minute when Cesc Fabregas was sent off for picking up his second yellow card of the game.

The Blues bagged a second goal in the 87th minute as Morata's knock-on found David Luiz, who volleyed home from six-yards out.

Nevertheless, Burnley managed to see out the closing stages to claim a famous victory at Stamford Bridge.

 


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kzorog Joined: 13 Jan 2017
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kzorog Aug 14, 2017 04:25 PM
But Costa is a gud striker
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Thapza@K4l Aug 14, 2017 04:09 AM
I'm sure Costa is happy....hala man untd✊
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navigator147 Aug 13, 2017 10:39 PM
Eish
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maxx Aug 13, 2017 09:33 AM
Missn Costa alrady.
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Mandie07 Aug 13, 2017 09:19 AM
Chiefs lose.
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Dave1992 Aug 13, 2017 08:56 AM
We showed great fighting spirit in the 2nd half but it wasn't enough.Morata proved from the get go that he deserve to start,it is a long season to come#CANCER AKA MICHAEL EMENALO
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Faysal Aug 13, 2017 07:11 AM
Mising costa
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@McCoora Aug 13, 2017 06:29 AM
They have a deadly weapon but they chose to limit him,kikikikiki(Morata)
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@McCoora Aug 13, 2017 05:17 AM
Lol ok wake up call,they think they are untouchable neh,kikikikiki fellow Londoners
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MR E Aug 13, 2017 03:55 AM
Yoh it was hactic for chelsea, for the luv of epl.
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Bucs325 Aug 12, 2017 11:08 PM
How on earth can Cahill do that to us...such a reckless, needless and dangerous tackle...How can a team captain do that? A professional footballer? I'm not happy with him, he is the reason why we lost and conceded goals like we are a small team...nxa
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Obriegas Aug 12, 2017 10:17 PM
Conte is losing it. Why do you bench morata though. He's supposed to be the top striker. Don't undermine or underestimate; Go for a jugular next time
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djshepzaro Aug 12, 2017 10:07 PM
Kuyafiwa
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queenlathifa Aug 12, 2017 09:33 PM
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kg_4_khosi Aug 12, 2017 09:09 PM
EPL is very tough, and it ain't easy to defend the league
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Roger. F.Dennis. L Aug 12, 2017 08:38 PM
wow!
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zipho cedric buthelezi Aug 12, 2017 08:09 PM
what a way for a defending champs to begin ...well done burnley...seems as though it aint gonna be a walk in a park for big teams
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Mdu Mpansi Aug 12, 2017 08:04 PM
Why didn't he start with Morata instead of that Batswayi
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Stnydo@gmail.com Aug 12, 2017 08:03 PM
The best league is back with a bang... I've been glued to my sit all day long... althoug we lost the game... but morata showed some glimpses of what we gonna withness this season
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Stnydo@gmail.com Aug 12, 2017 08:00 PM
The people who claim laliga is the best, must just stop it coz deep down I mean deep deep down know nothing compares to EPL in this world.....laliga might have the best players but with no competition which makes that league very predictable and boring.... we want competition

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