EPL: Bad day for Chelsea as Burnley shock champions

Posted on Aug 12 2017 - 7:51pm by admin

Burnley on Saturday shocked nine-man Chelsea three-2 of their opening sport of the 2017/2018 English most efficient League (EPL) season at Stamford Bridge.

The news agency of Nigeria (NAN) stories that it was once a bad begin to the season for the reigning champions as Skipper Gary Cahill used to be proven a straight purple card after a very clumsy challenge on Steven Defour.

Chelsea had been up towards it from that moment on as they struggled to settle after the loss of Cahill within the 14th minute.

Burnley piled on the pressure on the hosts and had tutor Antonio Conte’s heart in his mouth when Sam Vokes nodded in the nineteenth minute.

fortunately for the Chelsea boss the linesman had his flag raised for offside and the purpose used to be disallowed.

It used to be, then again, an indication of what used to be to come as the guests opened scoring six minutes later following Vokes’ susceptible volley which crept into the a long way right nook of Thibaut Cortouis’ goal.

It was once unquestionably now not the start to a title defence Chelsea enthusiasts would have anticipated as Burnley took a shock lead.

With simply 5 minutes to the smash, Conte looked desperate to get his players in for a regroup but the reigning champions dropped further behind as Burnley grabbed a brilliant 2d within the 40th minute.

Stephen Ward chested down a ball over the defence ahead of smashing a fierce pressure along with his left foot into the back of the web.

To the disgust of Conte, Burnley grabbed a third just before half time following a brilliant go from deep via Defour as Vokes rose perfect to go in.

It was certainly a ideally suited and one-sided first half of for the guests, who simply outplayed the ten-man reigning champions.

The Blues got here out with renewed power in the 2d half of, urgent their opponents as they looked to reduce the three-goal deficit, but the champions have been nonetheless lacking within the last 0.33.

New signing Alvaro Morata used to be introduced with an hour on the clock as he changed Michy Batshuayi in a tactical substitution.

Morata had just 30 minutes to by hook or by crook lend a hand spark a revival from three-targets down and pulled one back within the seventieth minute with a neat header, diving in to nod Willian’s move into the a ways corner.

It used to be a superb debut goal for the striker who signed in the summertime from actual Madrid.

The champions have been looking way more of a threat and had the ball within the web again six minutes later however Morata who poked in Andreas Christensen’s shot at the some distance post was ruled offside.

It was a fearful time for Burnley fans as Chelsea persevered to press. This time N’Golo Kante curled a shot from the edge of the world simply over within the eightieth minute.

however just when it seemed like Chelsea had been again in the game, they had every other man despatched off for, this time Cesc Fabregas was despatched off for a second bookable offence.

The midfielder dived in late on Jack Cork and is shown a 2nd yellow.

then again, with two minutes left, Defender David Luiz produced a striker’s finish, volleying in from Morata’s cushioned header to set up a nervy finish to a pulsating encounter.

Chelsea had yet another chance to complete a famous comeback following a scramble in Burnley’s field in time beyond regulation however the Clarets stood firm and held on for an impressive three-2 win.

In different results of fits also performed on Saturday, Miguel Britos scored a controversial 93rd-minute equaliser for Watford as Liverpool have been held 3-3 in an exciting sport at Vicarage highway.

Huddersfield town made a dream begin to their debut season in the foremost League as new Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer continued a miserable first sport with a three-0 defeat.

Wayne Rooney scored the winning goal on his top-flight return to Everton after 13 years.

The 31-12 months-outdated, who left the membership for Manchester United in 2004, headed in his 199th most well known League intention as the Toffees beat Stoke 1-0 at Goodison Park. (NAN)

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