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  • Two goals from Sam Vokes and a wonder strike from Stephen Ward put Sean Dyche's side three goals up Stamford Bridge.
  • The defending champions booed off at half-time having also lost captain Gary Cahill to a straight red card after just 15 minutes.
  • Alvaro Morata and David Luiz pulled goals back in a second half where Cesc Fabregas was also given his marching orders for two bookable offences.

Three goals conceded. Two men sent off. All in all, Chelsea's defence of their Premier League crown could have gone better.


Full-time scores

Chelsea 2-3 Burnley
Crystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield Town
Southampton 0-0 Swansea City
Everton 1-0 Stoke City
West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Full-time: Chelsea 2-3 Burnley

Full-time: West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Full-time: Everton 1-0 Stoke City

Full-time: Crystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield Town

Four minutes of time added on at Stamford Bridge.

Burnley an inch from a fourth! Robbie Brady hits the post with a wicked free kick that had Courtois well beaten.

Surely not? David Luiz, now playing as a centre forward lashes home a low volley after a slick flick on by Morata. Three minutes plus added time to play.

Goal! Chelsea 2-3 Burnley (David Luiz, 87)

Chelsea have been rotten but Morata has provided a good account of himself during his cameo off the bench. His latest effort sees him ride a couple of challenges on the edge of the box before letting fly with a low effort, but a deflection guides it straight into Heaton's arms.

RED CARD – Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)

Chelsea are down to nine! Fabregas, who was booked for sarcastically applauding the referee in the first-half, picks up another after a wild challenge on Cork. Both feet were off the ground, that looks like the right decision.

Burnley are slowing the game up and it's annoying the Chelsea players just a tad. David Luiz marches over to the referee to complain but he;s the one who walks away with his name in the book.

Goal! Crystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield Town (Steve Mounie, 78)

15 minutes left for Chelsea to salvage something.

Morata has his debut goal! Willian twists and turns inside his man and whips an inviting ball into the Spaniard from the right. He's sprung clear from his man and meets the cross with a fine diving header to send it into the far corner. Burnley are appealing for offside but they won't get anything.

Goal! Chelsea 1-3 Burnley (Alvaro Morata, 68)

Crystal Palace are still trailing at home to Huddersfield and it very nearly just got worse had Timothy Fosu-Mensah not just saved them with a terrific last ditch tackle to stop a counter.

Matthew Lowton

Might Matthew Lowton be on a wind up mission here?

Heaton denies Chelsea! Again it is Alonso who tests him from range, this time with wonderful free kick, but the Burnley goalkeeper springs across to bat it clear. From the resulting corner the Spanish full-back is again the one forcing the issue, taking a touch before cutely lifting the ball over Mee but his shot on goal his blocked and cleared.

It won't be two up top for Chelsea, Batshuayi is the one to make way for Morata.

A few changes of 'Diego! Diego!' are ringing around Stamford Bridge. He's not here today, but it looks like Alvaro Morata is preparing to come on.

Alonso is again as he decides to go on his own down the left before attempting to ping a ball across goal. It takes a wicked deflection off a Burnley defender that forces it towards goal but Heaton reacts well to scramble it away.

Chelsea have shown a bit more life in the opening stages of this half. It was impossible not to really; Tom Heaton has just produced a spectacular save to just about bat away a piledriver from 30 yards out struck by Alonso.

Chelsea are back out for the second half. No changes yet for Chelsea. Shockingly, none for Burnley either.

Burnley. Three up. At Stamford Bridge.


Half-time scores:

Chelsea 0-3 Burnley
Crystal Palace 0-2 Huddersfield Town
Southampton 0-0 Swansea City
Everton 1-0 Stoke City
West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Chelsea are being booed off at half-time. The champions, booed off at half-time in the first game of the season! They have been that bad.

Goal! Everton 1-0 Stoke City (Wayne Rooney, 45+1)

This is incredible. This time down the right, Burnley play a short free kick from just inside the Chelsea half with Lowton given room to wander forward before whipping a sublime cross into the box. Vokes outjumps his man and thumps a superb header past Courtois.

Goal! Chelsea 0-3 Burnley (Sam Vokes, 43)

What a strike from Stephen Ward! Burnley had doubled their lead. From a free kick in their own half, Ward carries the ball down the left before playing a one two with Jack Cork. The return ball is lofted to him just inside the box and from an incredibly tight angle, he lashes a sweet half volley across goal and into the far corner! Chelsea are a mess.

Goal! Chelsea 0-2 Burnley (Stephen Ward, 38)

West Brom have broken the deadlock at the Hawthorns and it's their loan signing Hegazy who has the goal, heading home Chris Brunt's free kick.

Goal! West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth (Ahmed Hegazy, 31)

Huddersfield have two in two minutes at Selhurst Park! Cristopher Schindler's flick on is diverted into his own net by Ward and moments later Mouie doubles their lead, rising above the Palace defenders to head home Aaron Mooy's cross.

Goal! Crystal Palace 0-2 Huddersfield (Steve Mounié, 26)

Goal! Crystal Palace 0-1 Huddersfield (Joel Ward own goal, 24)

Burnley have the lead at Stamford Bridge! Sam Vokes is well placed in the box to guide Lowton's cross around Luiz and just inside the far post, out of the reach of Courtois.

Goal! Chelsea 0-1 Burnley (Sam Vokes, 23)

There's been some feisty challenges since that red card at Stamford Bridge and Burnley are venturing forward ever so slightly more.

Poor Jeremie Boga, his Chelsea debut is over after just 15 minutes thanks to that red: Andreas Christensen comes on for him to fill the hole in the Blues backline.

RED CARD – Gary Cahill

Chelsea skipper Cahill is off! After overrunning the ball a touch, the defender slides in to try and bring the ball under control and catches Defour. His studs were up but you can argue that is harsh. The Chelsea bench is raging.

Burnley sitting very deep at the moment but are dealing with Chelsea's early efforts to break them down. Apzilicueta fizzes a lovely ball across the face of goal with Willian waiting in the middle ready to pounce, but Ben Mee gets a crucial touch to take it out of his path.

Marco Gabbiadini comes within inches of opening the scoring for Southampton as he rises to meet Ryan Bertrand's corner kick but he is denied by the cross bar.

Marcos Alonso is shown a yellow card inside the opening two minutes after a rough challenge on Matt Lowton. Great start.

13 goals from two Premier League games so far this weekend. How many more will we get?

Frank de Boer's three summer signings all make their Crystal Palace debuts this afternoon with Jairo Riedewald, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Timothy Fosu-Mensah all in the starting XI.

There are four debuts for newly promoted Huddersfield.

Virgil van Dijk shockingly misses today with his Southampton future still in doubt with Yoshida and Stephens continuing where they left off at the end of last season at the heart of defence. Mario Lemina, an arrival from Juventus this week, starts on the bench.

Tammy Abraham is straight into the Swansea City starting XI with Fernando Llorente still recovering from a broken arm.

Wayne Rooney starts a Premier League game for Everton for the first time in 13 years today. There are four other debuts for the Toffees with Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen and Sandro Ramirez all in the starting XI.

Kurt Zouma and Darren Fletcher make their first appearances for Stoke City with Bojan back in Mark Hughes' XI.

Jack Cork makes his Burnley debut this afternoon but Jon Walters and Charlie Taylor settle for bench roles for now. Sam Vokes is given the nod to lead the attack.

Club record signing Alvaro Morata must wait for his full Chelsea debut; he starts on the bench this afternoon with Michy Batshuayi given the nod. He is joined in attack by 20-year-old Jeremie Boga, who impressed during the club's pre-season campaign, particularly with a thrilling performance in a friendly against Arsenal in Beijing.

As expected, Antonio Rudiger takes the place of the suspended Victor Moses, otherwise it is pretty much what we have come to expect from the Blues. Belgian starlet Charly Musonda and Andreas Christensen, back after two superb seasons in the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach, take spots on a very youthful bench.

When's the last time we saw a Chelsea bench that threadbare?

Chelsea team to face Burnley: Courtois, Rudiger, Luiz, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso, Willian, Batshuayi, Boga

Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Tomori, Kenedy, Scott, Musonda, Morata

BREAKING: Jeremie Boga is given his full Premier League debut, Michy Batshuayi starts ahead of Alvaro Morata.

Might Alvaro Morata have to wait for his full Premier League debut? Antonio Conte made it clear Michy Batshuayi has a real shot at getting the nod over the Spaniard this afternoon.

"It's a great possibility for Michy. He has played every (pre-season) game from the start and it's very important for him to play well.

"Michy is working very well, he is putting 120 per cent in every moment during the training session and during the game."

Michy Batshuayi
Michy Batshuayi impressed for Chelsea in the pre-season Getty

Team news: Burnley

Sean Dyche told a press conference on Thursday he has a fully fit squad to choose from this afternoon, meaning there could be debuts for former Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor, Jon Walters and Phil Bardsley [both from Stoke City] and Jack Cork [from Swansea City].

Antonio Conte on Chelsea's current injuries:

"Pedro is not available, he is suffering from an injury and has not been able to recover. It's a knock in his ankle.

"There is no Moses as he is suspended, it could be an opportunity to start for Rudiger. I'm impressed by him because he's a good player and he's strong, has good personalty and has good technique."

Team news: Chelsea:

Victor Moses' suspension means there could be a debut for Antonio Rüdiger this afternoon.

Team news: Chelsea

Antonio Conte and Chelsea enjoyed a fairly large slice of luck last season, avoiding any serious injuries throughout their title winning campaign. But they will begin their new season with a couple of problems.

Eden Hazard is still sidelined after undergoing ankle surgery during the summer while new signing Tiémoué Bakayoko has arrived at the club carrying a knock. Conte has also confirmed Pedro will also sit out of the encounter with Sean Dyche's men after suffering an ankle injury against Arsenal in the Community Shield.

If the first two matches of the new season are anything to go by, it could be a busy afternoon. After 135 minutes of Premier League football we have seen 10 goals scored.

We will have our eye on all five of this afternoon's 3pm kick-offs with particular focus on the action at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea begin their title defence at home to Burnley.

We'll have all your team news coming up shortly.

3pm kick-offs

Chelsea vs Burnley
Crystal Palace vs Huddersfield Town
Southampton vs Swansea City
Everton vs Stoke City
West Brom vs Bournemouth