Morata Shines But Burnley Stun Chelsea, Rooney Bags Everton Winner

Morata Shines But Burnley Stun Chelsea, Rooney Bags Everton Winner

Morata Shines But Burnley Stun Chelsea, Rooney Bags Everton Winner

Captain Gary Cahill was shown a straight red card for a studs-first lunge in the 13th minute, then the champions conceded three goals in a 20-minute period before halftime.

Burnley opened the scoring thanks to a scrappy goal from Sam Vokes, which deflected off David Luiz, before doubling their lead through an anything but scrappy volley from left-back Stephen Ward.

Following his side's defeats in the Community Shield and on the opening day of the Premier League season, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is more desperate than ever to add to his squad before the end of the transfer window.

"Also I have to study a new formation with 10 men, because when it happens with this regularity I must be anxious".

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"I don't want to comment on the referee, absolutely not".

"I am not anxious, I am ready to fight with these players".

But the Italian did concede that Cahill's dismissal - and his players' reaction to it - was the main cause of Chelsea's first opening-day defeat since 1998. "We didn't lose the balance and we tried to change the final result".

Conte then joked: "I think I will have to adapt a new system to play with nine men or 10 men for the next game, to anticipate this situation!"

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In the 2016/17 season, Mata was the second-highest scorer for the team in the league with just six goals, behind Ibrahimovic's 17.

"It's hard at this club to make massive strides, it's about shifting it forward, and this won't do us any harm at all". I'm very proud for this but today I saw two faces: "one positive in the second half and one negative in the first half".

Conte has grown frustrated with the lack of progress the Chelsea board have made securing some of his top targets this summer and is hoping that three more signings can be made by 31st August.

Jeremie Boga, on his league debut was sacrificed in favour of substitute centre-back Andreas Christensen, also making his league, debut on 18 minutes. You are not satisfied with my starting XI?

Diego Costa is apparently going to play no part in the Blues' push to defend the league title this season - he is said to have been exiled by Conte via text - and was this past week spotted in Brazil playing a game of footy with his mates. I wanted to win, not to send a message to my club.

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He brushed aside questions about reported tension with Chelsea's board over signing new players and said he was not anxious because three key players - Eden Hazard, Pedro and Victor Moses - could return from injury and suspension for Chelsea's next game against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

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