The defending champion Chelsea F.C. suffered a wild 3-2 home defeat against Burnley F.C. at Stamford Bridge, London.
Burnley took a superb win with their remarkable and inspired 3-0 lead in the first half of the match to show a terrific game over Chelsea in the new season of Premier League.
Thanks to forward Sam Vokes, who scored two goals, and the amazing strike coming from Stephen Ward.
It was Burnley’s top-flight win on the first day of a campaign since 1973 and club’s manager Sean Dyche was pleased to be part of the memorable win over the Premier League champions.
“It was a fine day overall, for many different reasons. I thought we were strong early in the game, while it was 11 v 11. The sending off made a difference and I thought we did really, really well to handle that and keep the ball and create chances. We scored three good goals and I think when you are talking about who you are playing against and where you are playing, that’s up there as one of the best 45 minutes of my time here.” Dyche said
On the other end, two-goal hero Vokes was delighted to deliver an instant away win for his team.
“It was a great start. To go in at half-time 3-0 up was unbelievable. We spoke about it at half time and we were mentally ready for the second half. We knew they would come back and be strong, whether they had 11 players or nine players on the pitch. It was important for us. It was a huge win.” Vokes stated
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s captain Gary Cahill was sent off after just 14 minutes because of an early foul to Steven Defour. Red cards were given to Cahill and Cesc Fabregas due to sarcastic clapping towards referee Craig Pawson.
It was Alvaro Morata and David Luiz who pulled goals back against Burnley in a thriller battle.
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