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Huge Result - Burnley Striker Hails Shock Win Over Chelsea

Huge Result - Burnley Striker Hails Shock Win Over Chelsea”

Sam Vokes has a brace and Stephen Ward bagged a goal to leave Chelsea with a mountain to climb in the second half.

For Burnley Jack Cork made his debut in central midfield as Sean Dyche packed the centre of the pitch.

Fellow midfielders Tiemoui Bakayoko and Eden Hazard have already been ruled out of the opening weeks of the season.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte joked that he will prepare his side to go down to 10 men for the next game.

Chelsea, which won 17 of its 19 home games last season, became the second straight team to begin its league title defense with a loss, after Leicester last season.

The introduction of the club's record signing, Morata, on the hour mark sparked Chelsea into life and his first goal for the club threatened to help earn his new club an unlikely point.

It has not been a good start to the season for the Blues, with Conte's men having also lost to Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley last weekend.

Any hope of an unlikely comeback looked to have disappeared when midfielder Cesc Fabregas was red-carded in the 81st after receiving his second booking.

But really this was a disastrous start for the champions, an opening day defeat that some will suggest came heavily trailed. His roaming run into the opposition half, perhaps an attempt to grab the game by the scruff of the neck, was fine, but his lunging tackle into Defour was clumsy and unsafe and left the referee with no option but to send him off.

"A lot was made of our away form last season, and don't get me wrong, that doesn't correct it". The biggest threat for Burnley is that a bigger club comes in and poaches him.

Conte said his halftime team talk, which along with the introduction of new striker Alvaro Morata who scored on his debut, appeared to completely transform the game, involved pointing out how the players had panicked and lost their shape.

"Second half, do we keep going or try to contain?"

Despite the dire performance, the majority of the 41, 616 fans still cheered head coach Antonio Conte's name from the stands.

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



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