Lunes, 21 Agosto, 2017


Nine-man Chelsea downed by Burnley

Alvaro Morata scores his first goal for Chelsea in defeat to Burnley Alvaro Morata Nothing more than a consolation in the end
Alejandro Castrejon | Agosto 13, 2017, 19:35

Premier League football champions Chelsea suffered an embarrassing home defeat on the first Saturday of the new season, having two men sent off as unfancied Burnley beat them 3-2 at Stamford Bridge.

Sam Vokes capitalised on the numerical advantage and Chelsea's poor defending, scoring either side of a goal from team mate Stephen Ward, to send Burnley into the halftime break 3-0 up.

It is not since March 2014 that Chelsea have had two players sent off in the same game in the Premier League and only the seventh occasion on which it has happened in their Premier League history.

Bookmakers, with one eye on making headlines, have Conte as 7-2 favourite to follow Mourinho's lead and get the sack the season after winning the title at Chelsea.

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

Vokes was not to be denied five minutes later, however, with the Welshman turning a Matthew Lowton cross into the bottom corner as the champions were stunned on home soil.

"I think that the coach, the players and referee can make mistakes". We must have the right experience to face this situation.

"We controlled the counter-attacks and we didn't concede one chance", Guardiola told BBC Sport. Attempting to dribble forward, Cahill saw the ball run away from him and tried to block Steven Defour's clearance.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp protested that Watford's stoppage-time equaliser by Manuel Britos in an entertaining 3-3 draw should have been disallowed for offside.

"The red card was a key moment".

Alvaro Morata made his Stamford Bridge debut for the ineffective Michy Batshuayi just before the hour mark, and it was his introduction that seemed to turn the tide in favour of the home side.

That was until Luiz sprinted onto Morata's pass and volleyed in to bring the nine men to within a goal of Burnley.

But Rudiger say the derby provides Chelsea will an ideal opportunity to erase the bitter taste of the Burnley loss. I want to win.

"I repeat: it is important for us to be concentrated on our work, to be focused every day in training and to try to work in our best way".

Late goals from substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud earned Arsenal a 4-3 win over Leicester in Friday's frantic opening game.