Burnley Stun Nine-Man Chelsea At The Bridge


The Blues couldn't have played a worse first half of football, falling behind to Burnley 3-0 before getting up off the canvas and clawing two back in the second half to finish the match 3-2.

"It was a key moment because after that red card we conceded three goals, but we must pay attention because there is the whole rest of the game to do your best".

Antonio Conte might not be happy with the lack of discipline shown by his senior players, but the spirit and fight shown by his side should be a positive sign, although Chelsea must avoid these self-inflicted wounds in the future.

Sam Vokes scored twice as Burnley stunned Premier League champions Chelsea with a 3-2 victory at Stamford Bridge on the opening weekend of the new campaign.

Burnley raced into a three-goal lead, before Alvaro Morata and David Luiz pulled two back for the hosts.

Morata did manage to give the majority of those in Stamford Bridge hope, however.

The UK bookmaker reacted to the Blues' 3-2 loss, by making Conte the 7-2 favourite in their market, on which top-flight coach will be the first to leave his post this season.

Alvaro Morata nearly inspired a comeback as a second-half substitute, scoring before setting up a late strike for David Luiz, a goal that came after Cesc Fabregas' removal for a second yellow had seen Chelsea reduced to nine men.

Chelsea never recovered from the 14th-minute dismissal of captain Gary Cahill, while Cesc Fabregas was sent off later for a second bookable offence as the champions finished with nine men.

Bakayoko was absent through injury against Burnley, along with star man Eden Hazard, while striker Diego Costa has been frozen out after being deemed surplus to requirements.

Former Chelsea winger Salah, who joined Liverpool from AS Roma during the close season, won a penalty converted by Roberto Firmino in the 55th minute and then bundled in the Brazilian's lofted pass from close range. "I haven't seen it but my staff tell me it's the correct decision", Dyche said.

"Before that, we'd kept a good shape and I don't think they opened us up or made too many chances". I want to win today and I wanted to win, I wanted to win not send a message. Why? "This win won't do us any harm at all but it won't make our season".

Mounie's goals were the first repayments on his club-record £11.4 million transfer from Montpellier and sent the Yorkshire club to the top of the fledgling standings.

NAN also reports that Wayne Rooney scored the winning goal on his top-flight return to Everton after 13 years.