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Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte Bemoans Loss of Composure In Shock Burnley Defeat

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Alejandro Castrejon | Agosto 13, 2017, 15:52

The arrivial of substitute Alvaro Morata lifted Chelsea in the second half, and despite their numerical disadvantage, they hinted at a fightback.

It was to get worse for the champions in the first half though as Vokes made it 3-0 to Burnley in the 42nd minute when the striker headed a wonderful Defour cross into the corner of the net.

"It quietens down a few stories", Dyche said to Sky Sports.

Referee Craig Pawson, right on the spot, instantly brandished a red card.

Chelsea went down to nine men via a red card to Fabregas with about 10 minutes to go. It took 40 minutes before Luiz launched Chelsea's first shot in anger high over the bar.

The Blues never quite recovered from that incident in the second half.

Stephen Ward compounded Chelsea's misery just after the half-hour mark when he controlled a long pass and beat Antonio Rudiger to lash home from a tight angle on the left.

"We must pay attention and try to keep our heads the rest of the game".

ANTONIO CONTE accused his Chelsea stars of losing the plot after an opening-day shocker.

His new side may have fallen to defeat at Stamford Bridge, but Morata remains positive.

Morata made the flawless impact as he pulled a goal back for Chelsea in the 68th minute as he headed home Willian's cross.

New signing Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid came on to pull one back midway through the second half and then provided an assist for David Luiz, but in-between midfielder Cesc Fabregas was also sent off for a second yellow card. It's obvious because the linesman is on the line.

Robbie Brady's free kick hit the post on 89 minutes that would have sealed the three points for Burnley, but the visiting side weathered a late storm from Chelsea in stoppage time to earn a win against the reigning league champions.

With Diego Costa out of commission, Conte seemed to be making a statement about his pressing need for reinforcements when he handed Jeremie Boga his debut up front, but the young Ivorian was an early tactical casualty when Cahill was dismissed.

He said: "You can see it in the last three official games, we finished with 10 men [twice] against Arsenal and today with nine men".