Dyche: We deserved to beat champions

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Premier League champions Chelsea finished with nine men as they slumped to a 3-2 home defeat by Burnley in their first match of the season, while new boys Huddersfield romped to a 3-0 win at Crystal Palace and went top of the table.

Chelsea had not lost on the opening day of the season since 1998 and paraded the Premier League trophy before kick-off as a reminder of the size of the task facing the Clarets.

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.

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Burnley midfielder Jack Cork says that his team are delighted to have opened their new Premier League season with a 3-2 win at Chelsea.

Antonio Conte was without Eden Hazard, Pedro Rodriguez and Victor Moses for the encuonter.

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Starting on the right of a back three, Rudiger saw plenty of the ball in the early minutes as Burnley sat deep, driving forward whenever the opportunity arose and picking his passes sensibly. Here is all the information you need for champions Chelsea's home clash with Burnley.

Red cards for Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas reduced Chelsea to nine men, but that didn't stop the Blues from having a chance to equalise in the dying minutes.

Burnley however changed their tactics after Cahill was sent off and it paid off in the 24th minutes when Sam Vokes netted the first goal after a wonderful cross from Mathew Lowton.

Sean Dyche cut nearly as pessimistic a figure as Conte in the buildup to this season. Alan Shearer is the only player in Premier League history to have been involved in more, with 324.

On Saturday, Chelsea's first game of the season, Antonio Conte's men were dominated by a team nobody thought would beat them.

Liverpool showed familiar defensive weaknesses after conceding a trio of soft goals including a stoppage-time equaliser in an absorbing 3-3 Premier League draw at Watford. "He needs to see it", said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. In his re-debut for his boyhood club Everton, Rooney scored on the edge of halftime at Goodison Park to give the Toffees a 1-0 win over Stoke City.

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