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Burnley Stun Nine-Man Chelsea At The Bridge

Burnley Stun Nine-Man Chelsea At The Bridge

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.

Youth-team graduate Jeremie Boga made his debut, but was hauled off in the reshuffle that followed Cahill's 14th-minute dismissal for a studs-up foul on Steven Defour.

Defender David Luiz found the net in the 87th minute despite Chelsea being reduced to nine for the last 10 minutes.

Chelsea picked up just 11 points from their first 12 league games in the season before last and Mourinho departed in December.

Mourinho had been unhappy with Petr Cech's transfer to Arsenal that summer and wanted to strengthen in a number of positions.

"I have to start to study a new formation with 10 players because when it happens with regularity you must be worried".

"But our first half we kept losing our heads - after the red card we lost our heads a bit, conceded three goals and then it's very difficult to change the final result. It kills off a few things early doors and it allows the players that space for growth", added Dyche. I'm Oliver Emmerson, and I'll be taking you through the afternoon's action in the Premier League and elsewhere, after Watford's fixture against Liverpool, following the scores through the afternoon until Brighton and Hove Albion host Manchester City later on.

"The red card was a key moment". We have to improve a lot on this aspect, because a situation of this type can happen.

"We controlled the counter-attacks and we didn't concede one chance", Guardiola told BBC Sport. "He needs to see it", said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Assisted by a woeful home defence, the underdogs were out of sight by half-time and although Chelsea dominated the second-half with £58million striker Alvaro Morata on target, they had left themselves too much ground to claw back.

Wayne Rooney crowned his first appearance for formative club Everton since 2004 by notching the winner in a 1-0 win over Stoke City, heading in Dominic Calvert-Lewin's cross for his 199th Premier League goal.

And Chelsea waved the underdogs through for the third as an unmarked Vokes met Defour's sublime cross with a unstoppable header.

43' - GOAL! Chelsea 0-3 Burnley.