.As Burnley shocks Chelsea
tales by using Monica Iheakam
It was once a harvest of red playing cards at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea on Saturday changed into the first workforce to have two gamers sent off in an opening recreation of a ultimate League season.
The defending Champions recorded the feat in modern English soccer when Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas had been unceremoniously, shown the exit in their three-2 shock defeat to Burnley.
The Blues nightmare, unfolded within the 14th minutes at Stamford Bridge when Cahill was once dismissed for a deal with on Steven Defour, conceding three goals ahead of half-time.
Cesc Fabregas’ matching orders 10 minutes from time used to be the final nail within the coffin for Antonio Conte and his nine-man squad.
prior to Saturday’s healthy, the Blues had now not had a participant sent off in forty one league video games stretching again to John Terry’s purple in opposition to Sunderland at the finish of the 2015-16 season.
in the meantime, manager Antonio Conte admitted that his side ‘lost their heads’ as they fell to a shock house defeat to Burnley .
“The sending off of Cahill was a key moment, because to play the rest of the sport with 10 after which 9 men is not simple,” Conte informed journalists afterwards.
“In recent video games we’ve completed with 9 or 10 males. i have to try to adapt a brand new gadget and to await taking part in with 9 or 10 males within the subsequent sport. I don’t want to comment on the referee, absolutely not.
“We tried unless the tip to succeed in a excellent consequence in opposition to Burnley – it was once a pity as a result of our struggle within the 2d half of used to be excellent.
“but our first 1/2 we saved shedding our heads – after the red card we misplaced our heads, conceded two goals after which it’s very difficult to alter the ultimate result.”
subsequent up for the Blues, who’ve now lost their last three aggressive matches, is a tough go back and forth to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley subsequent weekend.