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Burnley Stuns Chelsea in Dramatic Opening Day Victory at Stamford Bridge

Burnley Stuns Chelsea in Dramatic Opening Day Victory at Stamford Bridge

Burnley meanwhile had lost all their previous Premier League opening day fixtures before Saturday's triumph.

But there was no sign on the pitch of Morata's burden when he came on just before the hour mark.

Chelsea looked in good form at the start, in spite of the absence through injury of key players, until Cahill lunged clumsily at Steven Defour's shin after losing the ball high up the pitch and referee Craig Pawson was prompt with a red card. The visitors were also assisted by disarray in the Chelsea defence in spite of the introduction of Andreas Christensen to replace unfortunate debutant Jeremie Boga.

Vokes, who scored two of those goals in the first half, admits his side were sloppy to allow Chelsea back into the game but feels after an atrocious away record previous year, it was a huge result for the team and the club.

Striker Sam Vokes scored two of them by converting crosses, sandwiching a stunning volley by left back Stephen Ward.

You'd be forgiven as a Tottenham fan if you were a little nervous looking ahead to next Sunday's Week 2 match against defending Premier League champions Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.

At Stamford Bridge they exploited Chelsea's early red card brilliantly, intelligently picking the champions apart with inviting crosses.

The 2017/18 Premier League season is finally under way and here's what happened on the opening Saturday... Vokes had a goal disallowed shortly after - but it was an omen for Chelsea.

The home side, who had Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas sent off, registered in the second period through Alvaro Morata and David Luiz, but Burnley held on to start their campaign with all three points. Robbie Brady lined up a free-kick and it looked like it was going to be a flawless end to a great result in the capital, but his set-piece came back off the foot of the post.