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Chelsea 2-3 Burnley

2017-08-12 18:34:05, Views: 0, Clubcall

Chelsea 2-3 Burnley

Chelsea endured a nightmare start to their title defence as Burnley claimed a 3-2 win at Stamford Bridge with Sam Vokes scoring twice.

The champions were on the back foot after just 14 minutes when they were reduced to 10 men as Gary Cahill was shown a straight red card for a lunge on Steven Defour.

The Clarets made their numerical advantage count 10 minutes later as Vokes fired in his first of the afternoon from a Matt Lowton delivery.

Burnley extended their lead on 39 minutes when former Chelsea youngster Jack Cork set up Stephen Ward and they added a third before the break as Vokes headed home Defour's cross.

Chelsea substitute Alvaro Morata, a summer capture from Real Madrid, grabbed his first goal for the club with just over 20 minutes to play with a close-range header from a Willian cross as the Blues started to pile on the pressure.

Morata thought he had a second soon after but his strike was chalked off for offside and Chelsea's chances of fighting back appeared to be over when Cesc Fabregas received a second yellow card on 81 minutes.

Burnley picked up just one away win in the Premier League last season and the visitors had to endure a nervy finish when David Luiz fired home after latching on to Morata's flick, but the Clarets held on to record a famous victory.


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