Nine-man Chelsea lose 3-2 to Burnley

Alvaro Morata scores his first goal for Chelsea in defeat to Burnley

Alvaro Morata scores his first goal for Chelsea in defeat to Burnley

"In the second half we deserve compliments because you saw a team who tried when it wasn't easy and at the end of the match we had two men less", he said.

Gary Cahill was sent off early in the match for ploughing through Steven Defour.

"But our first half we kept losing our heads - after the red card we lost our heads a bit, conceded three goals and then it's very difficult to change the final result".

The Blues have set their sights on a number of potential signings to boost their depleted squad.

Chelsea picked up just 11 points from their first 12 league games in the season before last and Mourinho departed in December. Burnley didn't win away from Turf Moor until a 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace on April 29 - that's a wait of 259 days from the start of the campaign.

Vokes put Burnley ahead in the 24th minute, volleying in from Matthew Lowton's cross. 15 minutes later: up stepped Stephen Ward to make it 2-0.

"Did we expect this situation?" Without Cahill to guide him through his defensive duties, Luiz lapsed into carelessness.

Alonso forced the first real save from Tom Heaton to start the second half when his volley from the left forced the England goalkeeper to parry over for a corner.

Antonio Conte must have had some words with his side at half-time because Chelsea emerged energised after the break.

There have been times when Burnley have been too honest. "Big congratulations to all the people in Manchester City - we are a strong club".

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp protested that Watford's stoppage-time equaliser by Manuel Britos in an entertaining 3-3 draw should have been disallowed for offside.

It was a scruffy shot that beat Thibaut Courtois and the Chelsea keeper had every right to feel aggrieved with Luiz, who turned his back on Vokes as the ball arrived.

Sam Vokes (Burnley): He's not known as a goalscoring forward at this level, but his instincts and reactions gave his side a comfortable cushion in the first half.

"The red card was a key moment".

Chelsea, despite their numerical advantage, worried Burnley for the remainder of the game.

West Brom, fresh off handing Tony Pulis a one-year contract extension, host Bournemouth at the Hawthorns, with Jay Rodriguez looking to hit the ground running following an injury-hit few years at Southampton.

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