English Premier League: Chelsea vs Burnley - Result

Round 1 Results

Defending champions, Chelsea hosted Burnley in their opening English Premier League match on the 12th of August 2017, Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea and Burnley were part of a controversially heated match that saw mistimed challenges and player disputes.


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Cahill's Costly Lunge
Captain, Gary Cahill mistimed his challenge and made a studs up tackle on Defour, he was handed a straight red inside 14 minutes.

Advantage Burnley 
Burnley had their tails up and scored 10 minutes later through Sam Vokes who managed to get his boot on a cross, scoring in the bottom corner. Ward scored in the 39th for Burnley making it 2 – 0 with an acute angle shot on the left side of the goal posts. It seemed to be all over for Chelsea as Sam Vokes scored his brace through a free header. 3 -0 on the brink of half time.

Morata on Debut
After the break, Conte brought on new signing Morata, who scored with his reliable head on debut in the 69th. The intensity of the match continued as tempers flared from the Chelsea camp. Fabregas landed himself a second yellow for a late challenge, much to the dismay of the fans, as Chelsea were reduced to 9 men with 30 minutes to play.

Chelsea Fight Back
In the 80th minute, the match reached a climax as David Luiz latched onto a Morata flick on in the 88th minute to score. 3 – 2 and in the last gasps of the match Burnley held on for a memorable win.

Final Score: Burnley 3 - 2 Chelsea

Man of the Match: Sam Vokes

Goal Scorers
Chelsea
Min
Burnley
 24
Vokes
  39 
Ward
  43 
Vokes
Morata
  69 
     Luiz
 88

Red Cards
     Gary Cahill
   Cesc Fabregas

Chelsea
Stats
Burnley
62%
Ball Possession
38%
19
Goal Attempts
10
6
Shots on Goal
5
        6
Shots off Goal
4
7
Blocked Shots
1
12
Free Kicks
18
8
Corners
5
2
Offsides
1
2
Goalie Saves
4
16
Fouls
12
2
Red Cards
0
5
Yellow Cards
3
523
Total passes
314
11
Tackles
11


Chelsea
Starting Line Up
Burnley
Alonso
Brady
Azpilicueta
Cork
Batshuayi
Defour
Boga
Gudmundsson
Cahill
Heaton
Courtois
Hendrick
Fabergas
Lowton
Kante
Mee
Luiz
          Tarkowski
Rudiger
Vokes
Willian
Ward
Subs
Caaballero
Arfield
Christensen
Barnes
Kenedy
Long
Morata
Pope
Musonda
Taylor
Scott
Walters
Tomori
Westwood

Written by Lungelo Mdladla for @Hollywoodbets.net

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