Chelsea stunned by pumped-up Burnley

Starting XI: Chelsea v Burnley

The Clarets didn't win away from home last season until their penultimate road trip but led the champions 3-0 at half-time after the Londoners had skipper Gary Cahill sent off in the 14th minute.

Reduced to 10 men and 3-0 down at the break against a team they hadn't lost to since 1971, Chelsea did rouse themselves in the second half, playing with real vigour to push Burnley back.

"Morata is very important and it's important that he now adapts himself to our philosophy - today he played a good game with the right intensity".

Vokes hooked in a scuffed finish under minimal pressure in the 24th minute as Chelsea players failed to react to Matt Lowton's cross.

Vokes, who scored two of those goals in the first half, admits his side were sloppy to allow Chelsea back into the game but feels after an atrocious away record a year ago, it was a huge result for the team and the club.

"Go four at the back, three in midfield, two up front and have a go". He scored off a Willian assist and then helped David Luiz to a goal with five minutes to play. "But our first half, we kept losing our heads".

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The Blues forced goalkeeper Tom Heaton into a couple of smart saves, in a hope of regaining a foothold in the match.

The Premier League champions have already invested heavily in their squad, spending just over £120 million on bringing Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger to Stamford Bridge.

Morata thought he had his second when he bundled the ball over the line from Christensen's cross, only to see the linesman had flagged for offside. Morata stooped to nod home a Christensen cross and then a typically determined run from David Luiz saw the Brazilian evade make it 3-2.

As well as worsening Chelsea's predicament, the Spaniard's dismissal marked the first occasion ever on which two players from the same team had been sent off on a Premier League opening day.

Conte will have some thinking to do, along with the board, as both Cahill and Fabregas will be missing for next week's match with Tottenham Hotspur.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte joked that he will prepare his side to go down to 10 men for the next game.

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