Conte admits Chelsea 'lost their heads', refuses to comment on ref

Chelsea fans react after Boga starts clash v Burnley

Chelsea fans react after Boga starts clash v Burnley

Spanish global Alvaro Morata came from the bench to score the first goal for the Blues in the 69th minutes before David Luiz netted at the death as the match ended 3-2 in favor of Burnley.

Premier League champion, Chelsea lost its opening day fixture to Burnley 3-2 at home after Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas were sent off in the game.

The Premier League champions signed the Spain global in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid last month.

The Blues became the first defending champions to concede three goals in their first match of the next season.

Though Chelsea did recover to a more respectable scoreline, yesterday was not Arsenal away, but a meeting at the Bridge with Burnley, notoriously poor travellers in the Premier League, who had commanded enough of the contest before Chelsea suffered...

Cahill was sent off by Pawson after only 14 minutes for lunging at Steven Defour with a high tackle and Burnley's response was to storm 3-0 ahead by half time through two goals from Sam Vokes and a superb strike by Stephen Ward.

Jamie Redknapp has expressed his concerns that new Chelsea signing Alvaro Morata has never been first-choice at a top club.

Morata dived to head home his first Premier League goal from a Willian cross and bundled the ball home moments later only to see an offside flag deny him.

"Winning away from home on the first days quietens down some stories - we're written off at the start of every season".

Marc Albrighton served in a flawless ball from the left, curling a cross for Vardy, who capped the sequence against the run of play with his first goal of the season. Andreas Christensen made his debut as a sub for debutant Jeremie Boga, and Burnley took advantage of an unfamiliar Chelsea back three.

Two of Watford goals came from corners and the other from an attacking throw-in. The main criticism of the Reds last season was that, while they could score with the best of them, their defense was broken down far too easily far too often, especially on set pieces.

Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mo Salah scored for Liverpool, which was without Coutinho amid interest in the playmaker from Barcelona.

Wayne Rooney scored on his second Premier League debut for Everton to earn the Toffees victory against Stoke City.

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