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Chelsea 2-3 Burnley

Match summary

12 Aug 2017
Chelsea v Burnley

Chelsea’s defence of their Premier League title got off to a poor start as they lost 3-2 to Burnley and had two players sent off.

After captain Gary Cahill received a straight red card for a reckless challenge on Steven Defour, Sam Vokes put Burnley ahead in the 24th minute, volleying in Matthew Lowton’s cross.

Stephen Ward doubled the lead a quarter of an hour later with a fierce shot after a one-two with Jack Cork.

Burnley made it 3-0 before half-time when Vokes headed in Defour’s free-kick.

Alvaro Morata, on as a second-half substitute, nodded in Willian’s cross in the 69th minute.

Chelsea’s hopes of a fightback were hit when Cesc Fabregas received a second yellow card, although David Luiz's late goal from Morata’s flick proved just a consolation. 

See: Chelsea reportBurnley report

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