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Daily Mail Aug 13, 2017

DIEGO COSTA INTERVIEW: Chelsea striker talks to Sportsmail

Mere moments have passed since Sam Vokes headed Burnley into a 3-0 first half lead at Chelsea when there is a knock on the door at Diego Costa’s family home in north-eastern Brazil.
The Sun Aug 13, 2017

Antonio Conte admits Chelsea in ‘negative situation’ as he prepares to face Tottenham with depleted squad

ANTONIO CONTE admits Chelsea are in a “negative situation” following their stunning 3-2 defeat at home to Burnley. The Blues head coach will be without Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas against Tottenham on Sunday after they were sent off. And Conte said: “We have to continue to work and try to improve the negative situation. […]
Daily Mail Aug 13, 2017

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte's job at risk without signings

Antonio Conte sported a tracksuit rather than his usual suit when he took to the touchline against Burnley. He doesn’t need to change the way he dresses. He needs a change of personnel.
The Sun Aug 13, 2017

Chelsea and Antonio Conte got what they deserved against Burnley… the champions need to stop the rot

FOR Antonio Conte and Chelsea it was the opening day from hell — and one that everyone looking in had feared was coming all summer. Now, just one game into their title defence, they face a two-week spell that could define the entire season. From the outside, Stamford Bridge has looked far from a happy […]
Daily Mail Aug 13, 2017

Antonio Rudiger: 'Chelsea will work hard to find spark'

Antonio Rudiger insists Chelsea's players must respond quickly to their collapse against Burnley and be ready for next Sunday's clash with possible title rivals Tottenham.
Lancashire Telegraph Aug 13, 2017

Chelsea 2 Burnley 3: Player ratings

CLARETS reporter Tyrone Marshall hands out the ratings from Burnley's 3-2 win at Chelsea.
Lancashire Telegraph Aug 13, 2017

Chelsea 2 Burnley 3: Five things we learned

CLARETS reporter Tyrone Marshall discusses the talking points from Burnley's 3-2 win at Chelsea.
The Sun Aug 13, 2017

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte made favourite to leave Premier League post by two bookies after shock team selection and red-card double

ANTONIO CONTE is the next boss to leave his Premier League post according to two bookies after Chelsea’s Burnley collapse. The unhappy Italian stuck unknown Jeremie Boga in for a shock start and named a bench full of kids alongside surprise £60m sub Alvaro Morata. Conspiracy theorists claimed it was a bold move by the […]
Batshuayi not hiding from terrible performance, acknowledges there’s lots to work on

Batshuayi not hiding from terrible performance, acknowledges there’s lots to work on

Even before he rediscovered his scoring touch at the end of last season, (as well as in this preseason), Michy Batshuayi had endeared himself to Chelsea fans with his friendly Twitter banter and associated shenanigans. Easy to tweet when all goes ok and your champ, not when U had a bad day and lost.. That's how it works #chinup — Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) August 12, 2017 But after yesterday’s loss to Burnley, in which Batshuayi started a Premier League match for just the second time in his career, the 23-year-old took to Twitter in a much more somber and reflective mood. ...
The Independent Aug 13, 2017
Spectre of Chelsea's miserable 'Jose Mourinho' season looms large over opening day defeat by Burnley

Spectre of Chelsea's miserable 'Jose Mourinho' season looms large over opening day defeat by Burnley

If the idea of a similar campaign to two years ago remains exaggerated for now, it is fair to wonder if Chelsea will be able to avoid a damaging early season slump
Caught Offside Aug 13, 2017

Chelsea willing to splash out on £60m Champions League finalist as interest in PL midfielder also stepped up

After their shock 3-2 opening day loss to Burnley on Saturday, Chelsea are prepared to hand over £60m for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro whilst a second bid for Leicester’s Danny Drinkwater seems imminent, according to The Telegraph.  Sandro is wanted by Antonio Conte to provide competition for Marcos Alonso at left-back, per The Daily Star. The 26-year-old […] The post Chelsea willing to splash out on £60m Champions League finalist as interest in PL midfielder also stepped up appeared first on CaughtOffside.
Manchester United fans troll Chelsea over Nemanja Matic transfer after Burnley defeat

Manchester United fans troll Chelsea over Nemanja Matic transfer after Burnley defeat

Man Utd news features fans reactions on Twitter after Chelsea were beaten by Burnley in their Premier League opener.
Lancashire Telegraph Aug 13, 2017

Chelsea 2 Burnley 3: Match verdict

WRITE off this Burnley side at your peril.
Álvaro Morata vs. Burnley: Chelsea’s record signing impresses in Premier League debut

Álvaro Morata vs. Burnley: Chelsea’s record signing impresses in Premier League debut

Chelsea’s no.9 was one of the few bright spots on the day. Saturday may have been a day to forget for Chelsea, but for club-record signing Álvaro Morata, it turned out to be fairly memorable. Starting on the bench as Conte continue to reward Michy Batshuayi for excellent pre-season form, Morata took just ten minutes to open his Chelsea account — and thus immediately diverging from the Fernando Torres narrative — adding an assist and a disallowed goal not long after. Morata’s introduction in the 58th minute sparked Chelsea’s near-comeback, even as the Blues played with 10, and...
Bridge of Boos: An outpouring of disgust at a match official not seen since Øvrebø

Bridge of Boos: An outpouring of disgust at a match official not seen since Øvrebø

Who's the w***er in the pink? Chelsea 2 Burnley 3 Saturday 12th August 2017 15:00 Yep, that’s right. The first time since 1992 (maybe the second, I’ve drunk too much gin to care) that the reigning Premier League champions have not been televised on the opening weekend. Bet they wouldn’t have done that to the Scouse. To my immense amusement though, you have to go back before the Premier League was invented to find when THEY were last champions. That’s before most of their current team was born. And probably the last time Klopp had a shower. The Others: Urgh. This “Friday Night...
Nine-man Chelsea fall one goal short of massive comeback against Burnley

Nine-man Chelsea fall one goal short of massive comeback against Burnley

Chelsea 2-3 Burnley, Premier League: Match report Burnley recorded their first win at Stamford Bridge since 1971 after Chelsea dug themselves into a 3-0 hole with a putrid first half, aided by a ridiculous red card from referee Craig Pawson, and a promising second-half comeback fell one goal short. The 2017-18 season thus starts with a 3-2 home loss. That’s certainly not ideal. The ongoing injury and squad depth crisis took both Eden Hazard and Pedro out of contention, and had Antonio Conte reaching for youth prospect Jeremie Boga to play alongside Willian in attack. Striker Álvaro...
Caught Offside Aug 12, 2017

Tottenham delighted as severely depleted Chelsea set for Wembley showdown

Chelsea’s nightmare opening-day defeat to Burnley came at a price, as Cesc Fabregas and captain Gary Cahill will also face suspension. The pair both received their marching orders in the 3-2 defeat, with Cahill receiving a straight red for a reckless tackle while his Spanish teammate picked up two yellow cards. That means both will […] The post Tottenham delighted as severely depleted Chelsea set for Wembley showdown appeared first on CaughtOffside.
The Sun Aug 12, 2017

Jeremie Boga: Twitter reacts to the Ivorian midfielder starting for Chelsea against Burnley

JEREMIE BOGA is the name on every Chelsea fans lips as he starts against Burnley at Stamford Bridge. The 20-year-old makes his official debut for the Blues in their Premier League season opener against the Clarets. Joining Chelsea’s youth set-up in 2009 as a 12-year-old, he has spent the last two season’s on loan to […]
Chelsea vs. Burnley, Premier League: Confirmed lineups

Chelsea vs. Burnley, Premier League: Confirmed lineups

Day 1. Blank slate. Everything left to fight for. Time to put up or shut up; these are for real now. Here we go. --- Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-3):Courtois | Cahill (c), David Luiz, Rüdiger | Alonso, Fàbregas, Kanté, Azpilicueta | Boga, Batshuayi, Willian Substitutes from: Caballero, Christensen, Tomori, Kenedy, Scott, Musonda Jr, Morata Burnley starting lineup (4-5-1):Heaton | Ward, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton | Brady, Defour, Hendrick, Cork, Gudmundsson | Vokes Substitutes from: Taylor, Arfield, Westwood, Walters, Pope, Long, Barnes --- Date / Time: Saturday, August 12, 15:00 BST;...

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  • Undermanned Chelsea falls to Burnley to begin title defense
  • Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas reacts after getting a red card during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
  • Chelsea's manager Antonio Conte, left, watches the match during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
  • Burnley's players celebrate their side's first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
  • Burnley's Stephen Ward celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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