Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Burnley stun Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Burnley stun Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Gary Cahill was shown a straight red for a lunging tackle on Steven Defour midway through the first half.

That wouldn't be the end of the harsh vibes at the Bridge, and Stephen Ward scored a goal Burnley fans will never forget when he laced a gorgeous shot from an unlikely and tight angle to make it 2-0.

Turns out Morata can play, and his diving header met a classy bit of playmaking from Willian to make it 3-1 in the 69th minute.

Chelsea's task was made even tougher in the 80th minute when Cesc Fabregas was sent off for picking up his second yellow card of the game.

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Burnley midfielder Jack Cork says that his team are delighted to have opened their new Premier League season with a 3-2 win at Chelsea.

Chelsea were already without the likes of Eden Hazard, Victor Moses and Pedro as they began their title defence at home to Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

Coming into the new season as champions, Chelsea's prospective attacking problems had one silver lining: their defense would be undoubtedly solid.

Vokes, who scored two of those goals in the first half, admits his side were sloppy to allow Chelsea back into the game but feels after an atrocious away record a year ago, it was a huge result for the team and the club.

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But Rooney ended a scrappy first half when he headed in to mark his Goodison homecoming in the best possible style.

But Liverpool came out fighting after the break, and grabbed an equaliser 10 minutes into the second half after Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes brought down Mohamed Salah in the area. David Luiz scored a late consolation goal for the defending champions.

An absolutely marvelous effort from the Irish full-back, Burnley were 3-0 ahead of Chelsea at half-time.

Despite falling to nine Chelsea continued to push forward as they looked to salvage anything from what would be a humbling opening-day defeat, and they made sure the last minutes were interesting as they managed to salvage another goal. It was good from last season's top scorer for the Clarets, as he flicked the ball on looking away from goal, which trickled beyond the diving Thibaut Courtois and into the bottom corner.

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To cap off a busy first half of the season, Welbeck tied things up after 45 minutes, scoring from close range. In the end he made a decision to stay and it was one of the great days of the recent weeks for me.


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