Burney puts the sword to reigning EPL champions Chelsea

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Antonio Conte's side began the defence of their Premier League crown with an embarrassing 3-2 defeat against Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Blues couldn't have played a worse first half of football, falling behind to Burnley 3-0 before getting up off the canvas and clawing two back in the second half to finish the match 3-2.

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.

Alvaro Morata reduced the deficit on his first league start since a club-record move from Real Madrid for 58 million pounds ($75 million) in the 69th, as Chelsea improved after halftime.

Antonio Conte was facing a full-blown crisis on Saturday night after his Chelsea side were embarrassed by Burnley's shock 3-2 victory at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea had their first real chance at goal 11 minutes in when Cesar Azpilicueta's low cross was deflected and almost sat up for Willian to fire home in the centre of the goal.

Goal from Sam Vokes in the 24th minute of the match gave burnley the lead.

Alvaro Morata nearly inspired a comeback as a second-half substitute, scoring before setting up a late strike for David Luiz, a goal that came after Cesc Fabregas' removal for a second yellow had seen Chelsea reduced to nine men.

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All seemed lost when Fabregas earned a second yellow card for lunging in on Cork nine minutes from time.

Conte returned to his mantra from last season that the team needed to work hard to produce results and he pointed out that Chelsea had finished their last three games without all 11 of their players on the pitch.

Bakayoko was absent through injury against Burnley, along with star man Eden Hazard, while striker Diego Costa has been frozen out after being deemed surplus to requirements.

"I think we must have the right experience to face this type of situation, above all in the last three official games we have ended twice with ten men against Arsenal, and today with nine". In the next game I'm not sure whether Pedro is ready but for sure we'll have (the other) two players. Why do I have to send a message?

"It quietens down a few stories", Dyche said to Sky Sports. It's a big win for us, even with 10 men they're a fine side.

Drinkwater has made 218 appearances for Leicester in his six years with the club, scoring 14 goals and winning the Premier League and the Championship during his time in the East Midlands.

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