Champions Chelsea beaten at home in first game

Champions Chelsea beaten at home in first game

Morata made the ideal impact as he pulled a goal back for Chelsea in the 68th minute as he headed home Willian's cross. (Chelsea) had to respond, which they did, so credit to them, but we were disappointed with the two goals. Burnley, capitalizing on the hosts playing with 10 men for most of the match before finishing with nine, stunned the Blues at Stamford Bridge, 3-2, holding on late.

Despite falling to nine Chelsea continued to push forward as they looked to salvage anything from what would be a humbling opening-day defeat, and they made sure the last minutes were interesting as they managed to salvage another goal.

In the last five matches of Burnley in English Premier League, they have won one match, lost three matches and another match ended in a draw.

Morata tapped in again soon after, but was denied by an offside flag after converting Christensen's delivery, which may have gone in had the ex-Real Madrid striker left it. The main criticism of the Reds last season was that, while they could score with the best of them, their defense was broken down far too easily far too often, especially on set pieces.

But the visitors were punished for sloppy defending and missing a string of chances as Britos popped up at the near post to delight the home fans at Vicarage Road, leaving Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp blaming the officials and bad luck.

Wayne Rooney marked his Premier League return to Everton with a superb header on the stroke of half-time which proved enough for a 1-0 win over Stoke at Goodison Park.


"I was very happy with the new players".

The Terriers defeated Crystal Palace to open the season.

Heaton made an excellent stop from Alonso's curling free-kick, but Chelsea did get a goal back with 21 minutes remaining, Morata swooping in to beat the Burnley keeper with a diving header after Willian's delivery found him in space.

With three goals and a +3 goal differential, Huddersfield Town is top of the league. Burnley may not be a sustainable Premier League club in the long term, but Dyche is a highly competent top-flight coach, more motivated than most by the desire to overcome the odds and confound his critics.

Cy Brown writes about soccer and other stuff for Sports on Earth.

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