Chelsea’s concerns mount with surprise loss to Burnley

Palace defender Joel Ward turned the ball into his own net to hand the Terriers the lead midway through the first half and just minutes later record signing Steve Mounie doubled the visitors’ advantage.

Antonio Conte lamented his Chelsea side’s lack of discipline as the start of their Premier League title defence ended with only nine players on the pitch as they were surprised 3-2 by Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Premier League champions signed the Spain worldwide in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid last month.

The Manchester United boss had led Chelsea to the title in 2014/15 but was sacked in December after a disastrous start to the season left the Blues in the relegation zone.

Burnley had to wait until their penultimate away game to win on the road last season, and Dyche smiled: “Three years ago, it was a story getting a win, the away win was a story last year, and it kills all that off”.

Chelsea’s fate was practically sealed just minutes later when Gary Cahill’s challenge on Steven Defour was met with an immediately red card from referee Craig Pawson.

“As for the transfer market, the club is trying to do the best”.

Hello and welcome to today’s match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge. The problem, as ever, came at the other end. Newly-acquired Alvaro Morata proved his value with a textbook run in the box and diving header on a picture flawless Willian cross to pull a goal back.

Marc Albrighton served in a ideal ball from the left, curling a cross for Vardy, who capped the sequence against the run of play with his first goal of the season.

Sam Vokes opened the scoring when he got his boot in front of David Luiz to divert Matt Lawton’s cross past the diving Courtois. But Britos headed the match-tying goal in off the line after the Reds failed to clear a corner that ricocheted around the box and to the Watford man. Liverpool conceded 27 goals from set-pieces last season.

With three goals and a +3 goal differential, Huddersfield Town is top of the league.

Wayne Rooney scored the decisive goal on his second Everton debut as the big-spending Merseysiders beat Stoke City 1-0 at Goodison Park.