Burnley stun nine-man Chelsea

12 August 2017 12:35:21 EST
Gary Cahill, sent off for Chelsea

Last season's champions Chelsea kicked off the new season in the worst possible fashion, having two players sent off in losing 2-3 at home to Burnley.

Gary Cahill was shown a straight red card in the 14th minute and he was joined in the dressing room by Cesc Fabregas who received a second yellow card towards the end of the game.

In between, Sean Dyche's team made their extra-man advantage pay. Sam Vokes scored twice with Stephen Ward getting the other as the Clarets incredibly went into half-time at Stamford Bridge 3-0 up.

Burnley only survived last season due to their impressive home form but they began this campaign with three points away from Turf Moor though Alvaro Morata scored on his Chelsea debut.

David Luiz got another two minutes from time to cause some nerves in the Burnley support, but they held on and Chelsea, to add insult to injury, now have Cahill and Fabregas missing from next weekend's key game away to Tottenham.

Chelsea are 11/4 to bounce back in style with Spurs 23/20 and the draw priced at 12/5.

Chelsea are 12/1 to win the game 2-1.

Another shock on the opening Saturday of the Premier League season saw Huddersfield go top of the league with an emphatic 3-0 win away at Crystal Palace.

A Joel Ward own goal gave the Terriers the lead at Selhurst Park and they added to it with two goals from Steve Mounie as Huddersfield celebrated their first game back in the top flight after a 45-year absence.

Wayne Rooney marked his second Everton debut with a goal as Everton beat Stoke 1-0 at Goodison Park.

West Brom were the other winners, Ahmed Hegazi scoring on his Premier League debut to give the Baggies a 1-0 win over Bournmouth while Southampton and Swansea played out a goalless draw on the south coast.

Earlier in the day Watford equalised in injury-time to draw 3-3 at home to Liverpool.

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