Burnley boss Sean Dyche praises players' mentality in 'deserved' win at Chelsea

Burnley boss Sean Dyche praises players' mentality in 'deserved' win at Chelsea

It was a day of horror for Chelsea, English Premier League defending champions as they slumped at home 0-3 in the hands of Burnley in less than 42 minutes of play.

The Blues trailed Burnley by three goals in the opening 45 minutes - and although they mustered a comeback in the second half, they only succeeded in making the scoreline look respectable at 2-3.

"Chelsea have players of such calibre and to see the game through is so pleasing".

Vokes hooked in a scuffed finish under minimal pressure in the 24th minute as Chelsea players failed to react to Matt Lowton's cross.

Captain Gary Cahill was sent off after just 14 minutes for a challenge on Steven Defour, but that was just the start of the astonishing drama at Stamford Bridge.

"Go four at the back, three in midfield, two up front and have a go". Vokes, standing just behind him, beat Thibaut Courtois with a faint contact that dribbled perfectly into the far corner.

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In the post-red shake-up Conte had taken off Boga and brought on Andreas Christensen to keep the base of the team the same shape but there was a striking feebleness to the right side of Chelsea's defence as Burnley went 2-0 up five minutes before half-time. I'm very proud for this but today I saw two faces: "one positive in the second half and one negative in the first half".

He scored Chelsea's first of the afternoon after an hour, drifting into the box to meet Willian's perfectly weighted cross and was then narrowly offside when it appeared he had netted a second.

As well as "acca's", Chelsea may well be on the way to duffing up a number of fantasy football teams too - queue the hoards of people who will be swapping Alvaro Morata for Vokes later on, then.

The Blues forced goalkeeper Tom Heaton into a couple of smart saves, in a hope of regaining a foothold in the match.

The victory was Burnley's first on the opening day of the top flight in 44 years, and it comes after they had to wait until their 18th away game to record a first success on the road last season.

Fabregas and Cahill will be suspended for Chelsea's tough second match of the season, away to Tottenham at Wembley Stadium next weekend.

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