Champions Chelsea stunned by Burnley, Liverpool thwarted in thriller

Antonio Conte sees'two faces of Chelsea as champions are beaten by Burnley

Nine-man Chelsea fell to a shock 3-2 home defeat against Burnley as its Premier League title defence began with a stunning upset.

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Burnley will be hoping to capitalise on early-season uncertainty as they bid to emerge from a visit to Stamford Bridge on Saturday with a surprise win over Premier League champions Chelsea.

"In the second half we changed totally the situation and tried to attack in the right way".

The champions suffered their first opening-day loss for 19 years after failing to recover from a first half that saw Gary Cahill sent off before Burnley raced into a three-goal lead, courtesy of Sam Vokes' double and a superb Stephen Ward strike. "The sending-off made a difference and I thought we did really, really well to handle that and keep the ball and create chances", he said.

In a very revealing interview with MARCA, Alvaro Morata admits the amount of money that Chelsea paid for him is very high, and that with that money comes heavy criticism. "Now the season is starting and we must be ready, even with many players missing".

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He said: "To buy lots of good players is important". "We tried everything to equalise and then to win the game", he said. He doesn't need time to adapt to England. "He's a player of 29 and has five years in the Premier League".

Sean Dyche's side finished six points and two places clear of the relegation zone in their first campaign back in the top tier but remain among the bookmakers' relegation favourites.

Half-time substitute Morata and Luiz reduced the arrears in the second half, either side of Fabregas's 81st-minute dismissal for a second yellow card, but Burnley hung on for a famous victory.

And with just over 20 minutes remaining, Premier League debutant Morata - who had replaced the inauspicious Michy Batshuayi - met an excellent Willian cross and guided a header into the far corner.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp protested that Watford's stoppage-time equaliser by Manuel Britos in an entertaining 3-3 draw should have been disallowed for offside. The former Wanderers and Melbourne City linchpin delivered a pinpoint cross in the 25th minute to find record signing Steve Mounie, who buried the header to make it 2-0.

Ahmed Hegazi scored in his debut for West Brom, on loan from Egypt's Al Ahly.

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