EPL: Burnley stun nine-man Chelsea

Alvaro Morata scores his first goal for Chelsea in defeat to Burnley

Chelsea had their first real chance at goal 11 minutes in when Cesar Azpilicueta's low cross was deflected and nearly sat up for Willian to fire home in the centre of the goal.

Conte was proud of the second-half effort, but acknowledged Chelsea lost their heads after Cahill saw red, a period in which Fabregas got his first booking for sarcastically applauding referee Craig Pawson, who came under pressure from the home players and supporters.

Fabregas was given his marching orders after receiving two yellow cards but, despite being reduced to nine men, the champions added a second through David Luiz that at least highlighted a level of desire that was missing before the break.

His ability to lead the line and create confusion in a vulnerable Chelsea defence gave Burnley their way in after Cahill's red card. "It was a pity because our fight in the second half was very good", Conte said.

Nearly a week on from attracting a fair bit of criticism for his substitute appearance in the Community Shield, the Spanish international made his home debut for the club, again coming on from the bench in Chelsea's Premier League opener against Burnley.

"Why do I have to send a message? Why?"

Conte said he did not want to answer questions about Costa, but tellingly conceded: "For me it's in the past".

Burnley hit the post with a free-kick and the match ended with yet another surge from Chelsea who had run out of time to complete their fightback. We have huge players with lots of talent.

"We tried until the end to reach a good result against Burnley".

Alonso forced the first real save from Tom Heaton to start the second half when his volley from the left forced the England goalkeeper to parry over for a corner.

Liverpool were denied a winning start as Miguel Britos claimed a contentious stoppage-time leveller to earn Watford a 3-3 draw at Vicarage Road.

It was a scruffy shot that beat Thibaut Courtois and the Chelsea keeper had every right to feel aggrieved with Luiz, who turned his back on Vokes as the ball arrived. This time it was Defour who curled the ball into the area.

But Rudiger say the derby provides Chelsea will an ideal opportunity to erase the bitter taste of the Burnley loss.

43' - GOAL! Chelsea 0-3 Burnley.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche praised Pawson's officiating of the game, insisting he had performed well in difficult circumstances, and declared his team worthy winners.

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