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Conte: We kept losing our heads in the first half

Conte: We kept losing our heads in the first half

Becoming the first ever title-wining side to concede three goals in the first game of their following season, Chelsea were rocked by a red card given to captain Gary Cahill inside just 15 minutes of the game.

With Chelsea building momentum, and the Clarets looking increasingly fragile, Cesc Fabregas was sent off for his second yellow card.

August 12, 2017 at 17:00, in one of the matches that will open the first round of the English Premier League will be a duel at the stadium "Stamford Bridge", in which Chelsea will confront Burnley.

The Blues have failed to add depth to their squad so far this summer, with reports suggesting that Conte is becoming increasingly agitated about their failure to build a group of players who can deal with the demands of European football.

"For sure we'll have two players out -- Cahill and Fabregas -- from a ban in the next game but we'll find the right solution".

Meanwhile Burnley manager Sean Dyche knows that winning away to the champions on the opening day is only a small step in the northwest side's bid to yet again retain their Premier League status. "Instead we conceded three goals and despite a good second half performance it was difficult to change the result". He has played every (pre-season) game from the start and it's very important for him to play well. Ten minutes laster, Burnley took the lead, Sam Vokes turning in Matthew Lowton's cross into the bottom corner.

The Spaniard's eagerness cost his team minutes later, though, when he tapped in Andreas Christensen's goal-bound effort from an offside position. "The first half pleased me because although Chelsea went to 10 men it was not easy". That didn't stop the Blues from making it 3-2, as Morata flicked onto Luiz for a cool finish.(NBC Sports).

Burnley's form at home and away contrasted sharply last season. "Also me, I have to study a new formation with 10 players online, because when it happens with this regularity you must be worried".