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Chelsea toppled on day of high drama in EPL

13 August 2017

Chelsea meanwhile, open their Premier League title defence against Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Chelsea did their best to launch a positive response, but the Blues were struggling, and Burnley incredibly doubled their lead in the 39th minute when Stephen Ward broke into the home side's box before finding the top corner with a stunning strike.

David Luiz then got one back for Chelsea thanks to a sublime assist from Morata but the home side couldn't muster another shot on goal while Burnley even hit the post from a late free-kick.

"We have to pay attention because you can see that in the last three official games, we finished twice with 10 men against Arsenal and today with nine men", he said.

There was no such nonsense from Antonio Conte, but he must be regretting his comment last month when he said "wants to avoid a Mourinho season", referring to the 2015 meltdown. "After the red card we lost our heads, conceded two goals and then it's very hard to change the final result". It lasted only 18 minutes, when he was sacrificed as Conte reorganized following Cahill's sending off.

Conte says his players showed great commitment, will and desire in the 2nd half and he is proud of that.

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Now, he's in his second season and the clouds appear to be gathering over the Stamford Bridge skyline. He's made history everywhere with Porto, Inter and now he can do it with Manchester United .

However, Chelsea's unusual transfer business this summer should have no effect on the match this weekend.

"I repeat: It is important for us to concentrate on our work, to be focused every day in training and to try to work in our best way". Vokes was left unmarked in the box and powered in the third, as Sean Dykes' men tormented their hosts in the first half. It's simple. I am the coach of this team and my aim is to improve my players and my team.

Morata, who was frequently linked to Manchester United earlier in the year, said he felt "indebted" to new boss Antonio Conte, who he said was his preferred choice of manager.

Everton - Ronald Koeman has done a fantastic job and the signing of Wayne Rooney is magical for the player and the club.

In contrast, Chelsea won all but two games at Stamford Bridge, a record second only to Tottenham Hotspur.

Chelsea toppled on day of high drama in EPL