Full time: Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

Branislav Ivanovic
Ivanovic converts Chelsea's third.Getty Images/Clive Brunskill

21:53: Title favourites Chelsea begin their Premier League campaign with a polished 3-1 win over relegation favourites Burnley. Scott Arnfield had the Clarets dreaming of a shock opening weekend win, but first half efforts from Diego Costa – his first in English football - , Andre Schurrle, following Cesc Fabregas' eye-catching pass and Branislav Ivanovic secured the win. Seen enough from Burnley to suggest they can be competitive this season, and plenty from Chelsea to justify their tag as title favourites.

Well that's all we've got time for on this live text. We'll be back tomorrow with live coverage of Arsenal Champions League play-off first leg against Besiktas, but until then goodbye.

Full time: Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

21:50: Three added on minutes at Turf Moor.

21:43: Marvin Sordell on for Danny Ings and John Obi Mikel replaces Oscar as we enter the closing stages at Turf Moor. Can Burnley stage a comeback? Strange this have...no I can't do it. The points are going to west London. Now a sighting of Didier Drogba for the final six minutes as Eden Hazard, largley ineffective tonight, goes off.

21:38: Burnley waste perhaps their best chance of the second half as a free-kick from the left it played short and it left by both Duff and Ings at the near post before being cleared by Chelsea. Mourinho flexes the depth of his squad by replacing Schurrle with Willian. Approaching the final 10 minutes.

21:28: We have seen future title winners earn heavy wins on the opening weekend, Manchester City's 4-0 win over Swansea City three seasons ago comes to mind, but I can't remember many more fluid or complete showings from a team eyeing the title in many a year. Chelsea have clicked straight into gear and while they might be facing the weakest side in the division, they are setting an onimous tone ahead of the remainder of the campaign.

21:21: Lukas Jutkiewicz has had a quiet first appearance in the Premier League but after an hour he registered an attempt on goal, firing wide from 20 yards at an angle, which ballons across Courtois' goal and to safety.

21:16: As Schurrle curls over a Chelsea free-kick, in Spain Luis Suarez has come on to make his Barcelona debut against Leon in the club's final pre-season friendly before the start of the La Liga season.

21:09: Beaten by a stunning in the first half, Courtois makes a stuning save to keep Chelsea two goals ahead. It's Scott Arfield again who cuts onto his left foot and curls one towards the far post but the Belgian claws it away for a corner.

21:06: First we've seen of danny Ings running at the Chelsea back-four in similar fashion to how he terrorised Championship defences last season. The forward picks theball up 30 yards from goal, turns Gary Cahill but drags his shot wide.

21:04: Players out for the second half at Turf Moor. No changes for either side as we restart.

21:01: The yellow card given to Diego Costa is the subject of much debate on social media. Michael Olivier blew for a dive and booked the Chelsea debutant despite coming into contact with Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton's trailing arm. Was the contact sufficient to see Costa go to ground? Not for me. The Spain international accutuated the contact in order to try and win a penalty, which is diving. Correct decision for me.

20:47: Classic half of Premier League football. Burnley have lift off on their return to the top flight through Scott Arfield's opener, but what has followed has been breathtaking from the title favourites Chelsea. Diego Costa grabbed his first goal in English football, Cesc Fabregas delightfully laid one on for Andre Schurrle, before Branislav Ivanovic converted a cushioned volley from a corner. Wonderful first half display from Jose Mourinho's men and they lead at Turf Moor.

Half time: Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

20:39: First moment in the attacking third from Burnley we've seen since they went behind. Danny Ings gets across Ivanovic but can't direct Mee's cross from the left on target.

20:36: Not yet 35 minutes on the clock and Chelsea look out of sight already. A corner from the left evades three Burnley heads at the near post and Ivanovic steals in and volleys easily past Heaton from five yards. Burnley have gone to pieces since going ahead but boy Chelsea have been clinical.

Goal: Burnley 1-3 Chelsea (Branislav Ivanovic)

20:32: Chelsea as you might expect have dominated the game since going ahead and they want a penalty after Heaton clips Diego Costa. Replays suggest there was contact, albeit very little as the Spaniard rounded the Burnley keeper but Michael Olivier blows for a dive and books the Chelsea forward.

20:30: For those that haven't seen Fabregas' touch, behold a genius at work.

20:27: The eulogies to Cesc Fabregas' touch to find Schurrle are already been written all over social media. Oustanding first involvement back in the Premier League from the Spaniard. Manchester United's failure to sign him last summer and Arsenal's refusal to resign him this year made to look monumentally stupid.

20:24: The opening weekend it might be but Chelsea have scored a picturebook goal to take the lead. Ivanovic chips the ball over to Fabregas on the edge of the penalty area and his first-time pass carves open the Burnley defence and finds Schurrle and the German World Cup winner slides into the corner on the volley to silence Turf Moor. Oustanding move.

Goal: Burnley 1-2 Chelsea (Andre Schurrle)

20:19: Diego Costa scores his first goal in English football to draw Chelsea level. Schurrle's low cross from the right is deflected onto the Burnley post by Shackell and when the ball goes loose Costa is first to react slamming the ball past Tom Heaton. Burnley's lead lasted three minutes.

Goal: Burnley 1-1 Chelsea (Diego Costa)

20:16: What a start for Burnley and what a goal to take the lead. Chelsea clear the initial free-kick but when the ball is sent out wide the Blues are nowhere and when Michael Duff crosses towards the back post, Arfield brings the ball down and smashes it beyond a motionless Thibaut Courtois.

Goal: Burnley 1-0 Chelsea (Scott Arfield)

20:11: Rain is teaming down in Lancashire but that isn't affecting the frenetic pace of the game. Fabregas chips the ball over the Burnley defence looking for Schurrle, whose first touch takes him away from goal but Diego Costa picks up possession in the penalty area, but his effort is blocked.

20:08: Opening for Burnley at the other end as Jutkiewicz gets away from Ivanovic, but his shot goes into the side-netting. Good open start to this one against the backdrop of a noisy Turf Moor crowd.

20:06: Chelsea inches away from taking the lead. Trippies's clearance is a poor one and Costa feeds Fabregas who moves the ball onto Schurrle, whose goal-bound shot it deflected agonisingly wide of his own goal by captain Jason Shackell.

20:00: Under way at Turf Moor. Great atmosphere in Lancashire.

19:58: Both teams are out at Turf Moor, Kick-off moments away in Burnley and Chelsea's Premier League season.

19:49: For those Chelsea players thinking tonight might be walkover for the title favourites, I give you Burnley's first home game on their return to the top flight after 33 years away in 2009. One that night Robbie Blake vollyed in to defeat Manchester United in the first of four straight home wins at the start of the season. Sean Dyche will be hoping for a similar scalp tonight.

19:39: Much has been made of the difference between Burnley and Chelsea ahead of this game, albeit somewhat patronisingly. Burnley combined intense pressing and fast passing last season and conceeded the fewest goals in the second tier last season. Chelsea may be title favourites but they have several new faces in their starting eleven tonight and they could take some time to hit their stride. Money can't buy you instant telepathy.

19:27: So a look at both teams ahead of tonight's game. Burnley have only made a handful of additions this summer and that is represented in a team which includes just two changes from the final day of the Championship season. New signings Matt Taylor and Lukas Jutkiewice are both handed their debuts but otherwise it is the same team which won promotion last season.

Chelsea by contrast have made a host of changes from last season. Three players are making their debut for the club tonight including Courtois, Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa. Filipe Luis starts on the bench alongside Kurt Zouma and of course, Petr Cech.

19:12: Team news:

Burnley v Chelsea

Burnley: Heaton; Trippier, Shackell (c), Duff, Mee; Arfield, Jones, Marney, Taylor; Ings, Jutkiewicz.

Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Fabregas, Matic, Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard, Diego Costa.

19:10: Jose Mourinho on Sky Sports: "Petr is an amazing goalkeeper but the difference it 10 years and we think we have to think about bout the future of the club and give the goalkeeper position to Courtois. I am confident and safe having them both and having two top level keepers is something I am comfortable with."

19:03: BREAKING: Thibaut Courtois starts in goal for Chelsea ahead of Petr Cech. Full team news on the way.

19:00: The opening weekend of the new Premier League season ends with on paper at least, the most facinating of all the first fixtures of the campaign. Newly promoted Burnley host title favourites Chelsea at Turf Moor. Despite the huge dearth in budgets and fan bases, the pair compete on a level playing field tonight. Could we see a shock on opening weekend?