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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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Bhekisisa_KINGSISA_Sosibo Joined: 03 Feb 2014
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Bhekisisa_KINGSISA_Sosibo Aug 12, 2017 06:30 PM
Good Morata boi
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mitchvich Aug 12, 2017 06:28 PM
Batshuayi knows nothing about positioning, period. Burnley never dominated the game.
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mitchvich Aug 12, 2017 06:25 PM
Was Victor Gomes officiating this game? Playing 9 players against 13 is what Chelsea was experiencing.
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Piratesfan Aug 12, 2017 06:23 PM
@indidane ,so you telling us so we could do what ? Nobody gives a damn about your opinion.
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Master25 Aug 12, 2017 06:23 PM
When chelsea gets beaten by Burnley people will talk about competativeness of the league while we know that the same Burnley will never beat Barca and Real Madrid.
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McCKHOSI Aug 12, 2017 06:23 PM
Lol
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Cibusisoh Aug 12, 2017 06:21 PM
Hard luck
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NHLANHLA1 Aug 12, 2017 06:16 PM
Witchcraft at its best but will bounce back
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indidane Aug 12, 2017 06:16 PM
the most Overrated Weak Lig in the World
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Matatasela_7 Aug 12, 2017 06:13 PM
is still early we will come back
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Mavusi_12 Aug 12, 2017 06:13 PM
Waitin for Man Utd
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quiero Aug 12, 2017 06:11 PM
Best League in the world EPL
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Michaeltshigama Aug 12, 2017 06:10 PM
Conte won't last at Chelsea n how on earth can u bench Morata, hai khona
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Mr_Down Aug 12, 2017 06:06 PM
tjo Burnley place good football, they very energetic
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Smamane Aug 12, 2017 06:04 PM
burnley were so organised,they played clever,dey never gave batshuayi any space,veey good defence tough as nails,even da likes of cesc couldnt make it to da final third
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superdee19 Aug 12, 2017 06:03 PM
Chelsea2-3Burnley awesooooooooooooome
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Zugo48 Aug 12, 2017 06:03 PM
I'm happy to see Lacazette and Morata on the score sheet respectively.Welcome to Epl big boys...here every game is as tough as a nut.Its so interesting to wonder who's going to win the golden boot at the end of the season.Aguero..?.Gabriel Jesus..?.Kane..?.Vardy..?.Luka ku..?.Morata..?.Lacazette..?
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sabza92 Aug 12, 2017 06:03 PM
Sam Vokes what a player
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S'fiso Mabizela Aug 12, 2017 06:03 PM
This is what i like about English football if it was in Spain Chelsea was still gonna win the game with 2 red cards
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Mxolisingongoma Aug 12, 2017 06:02 PM
I hope ppl don't get carried away just bcz Chelsea lost the first game of the season. Even last season it was the same

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