Nine-man Chelsea downed by Burnley

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13 August, 2017

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Premier League - Follow the Football match between Chelsea and Burnley live with Eurosport. "We have still got a team that needs to keep moving forwards".

The Blues had captain Gary Cahill dismissed after only 14 minutes following the defender's reckless challenge on Steven Defour before going 3-0 down with Sam Vokes netting twice either side of Stephen Ward's effort. I want to win today and I wanted to win, I wanted to win not send a message. Why?

And Conte believes Ronald Koeman's men are well-placed to compete for honours in the coming campaign, despite losing former Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United for £75million.

"I think that the coach, the players and referee can make mistakes".

That confidence was demonstrated even further when Ward, chesting the ball just inside the box, hit a superb, emphatically struck half volley from a tight angle past Thibaut Courtois to double his side's lead.

Mooy's Huddersfield travelled to London for their first top-flight clash in nearly five decades and came away with three points after a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Marcos Alonso's long-range drive was tipped over by Tom Heaton as Chelsea registered its first shot on target early in the second half, while Morata came on to replace the ineffective Michy Batshuayi in attack.

Conte was without the injured Eden Hazard and out-of-favour striker Diego Costa, while £58 million (RM322 million) signing Morata started on the bench.

In other results of matches also played on Saturday, Miguel Britos scored a controversial 93rd-minute equaliser for Watford as Liverpool were held 3-3 in a thrilling game at Vicarage Road.

The likeliest solution now is David Luiz holding the midfield fort alongside N'Golo Kante, leaving an unfamiliar back three of Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger to deal with Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

Burnley made it 3-0 before half-time when Vokes headed in Defour's free-kick.

Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney marked his top-flight return to Everton after 13 years by scoring the victor against Stoke and his 199th goal in the Premier League.


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