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Vokes at double as Burnley catch Chelsea cold

Vokes at double as Burnley catch Chelsea cold

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte's bleak afternoon began in the 14th minute when new club captain Cahill was shown his first red card in five seasons.

New signing Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid came on to pull one back midway through the second half and then provided an assist for David Luiz, but in-between midfielder Cesc Fabregas was also sent off for a second yellow card.

Conte has struggled to hide his frustrations over Chelsea's failure to strengthen their squad, with Morata, Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko and back-up goalkeeper Willy Caballero their only new signings. It was a fantastic three points and the referee, I just want to say, was fantastic.

Conte said his halftime team talk, which along with the introduction of new striker Alvaro Morata who scored on his debut, appeared to completely transform the game, involved pointing out how the players had panicked and lost their shape.

"We must pay attention and try to keep our heads the rest of the game".

"In the second half it was very hard to change the final result, despite the great commitment, the great desire, the great will of my players". "It was a pity because our fight in the second half was very good", he said. "We didn't lose the balance and we tried to change the final result".

"As for the transfer market, the club is trying to do the best". I am ready to fight with these players. We had to get on, get the job done and I'm pleased we have done that. The ten men of Chelsea battled on but goals from Stephen Ward and Vokes again towards the end of the half meant the visitors went into half time three goals up at the home of the champions. Fabregas departs. Not the greatest of starts for the champions.

West Bromwich Albion made another set piece pay as they opened the season with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth at The Hawthorns.

"Our mentality I was really pleased with, to see the game through".

"We kept going, kept probing and it's 3-0 at the interval".

"Winning away from home on the first days quietens down some stories - we're written off at the start of every season". And it was weird at half time because you have to decide how you're going to approach it from there.