Burnley scores 3 to stun nine-man Chelsea


"In the second half we changed totally the situation and tried to attack in the right way". I'm not anxious because we have to trust in our work and today there were three injured players, Pedro, Hazard, Bakayoko, and one player missing for a ban, [Victor] Moses.

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.

"I don't want to comment on the referee, absolutely not". The only experienced players available and omitted from the 18-man squad were third-choice goalkeeper Eduardo, the exiled Diego Costa and Loic Remy, who is waiting to be sold.

Chelsea must now take on Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Sunday without Cahill and Fabregas as well as Eden Hazard and Tiemoue Bakayoko, who remain several weeks away from full fitness.

Liverpool conceded an injury-time equaliser as they were held 3-3 at Watford in their Premier League opener.

Chelsea, which won 17 of its 19 home games last season, became the second straight team to begin its league title defense with a loss, after Leicester last season.

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We were quite good past year on corners and overall I believe that with a bit of work we can get that out of the system". As the game looked to be slipping away from Arsenal's grasp, Aaron Ramsey equalised for the hosts in the 82nd minute.

With Victor Moses ruled out of the game through suspension after being sent-off for two bookable offences in the FA Cup final against Arsenal three months ago, his place at right-wing back goes to Cesar Azpilicueta.

"It was a pity because our fight in the second half was very good", said Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.

By the beginning of the season Chelsea football club is clearly not in optimal condition.

New signing Alvaro Morata was introduced with an hour on the clock as he replaced Michy Batshuayi in a tactical substitution.

It was really an terrible day for Chelsea who ended the game with nine players. "We started well with good intensity and were dominating the game".

Marcos Alonso was the driving force behind Chelsea's early dominance of the second half, as he was twice denied by Burnley keeper Tom Heaton, including a superb save from a free-kick.