Chelsea v Burnley red cards: Fabregas and Cahill decisions correct - Alan Shearer

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Captain Gary Cahill was shown a straight red card for a studs-first lunge in the 13th minute, before the champions conceded three goals in a 20-minute period before halftime.

Morata did manage to give the majority of those in Stamford Bridge hope, however.

Wales striker Sam Vokes scored twice while Ireland fullback Stephen Ward hammered in a fierce drive.

It is only one game, yet the parallels with Chelsea's last defence of a Premier League title two seasons ago under Jose Mourinho were uncanny.

That's all for now, we'll be back around 2:30PM (UK time) to round-up on the day's events so far and get stuck into the 3PM fixtures!

Conte paused and thought long and hard when asked about referee Craig Pawson's decisions, then said: "I think that the coach can make mistakes, the players can make mistakes, the referee".

"Before that, we'd kept a good shape and I don't think they opened us up or made too many chances".

Half-time substitute Morata and Luiz reduced the arrears in the second half, either side of Fabregas's 81st-minute dismissal for a second yellow card, but Burnley hung on for a famous victory.

"It's the set up from the manager", Carragher told Sky Sports. "I have to start to study a new formation with 10 players because this irregularity is worrying".


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Burnley then capitalized with a ruthless display that saw them score 3 times before the break.

Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, and Bernardo Silva " attacking midfielders costing a combined $175 million " came off the bench to help City clinch a 2-0 win at promoted side Brighton.

In other results of matches also played on Saturday, Miguel Britos scored a controversial 93rd-minute equaliser for Watford as Liverpool were held 3-3 in a thrilling game at Vicarage Road. This time it was Defour who curled the ball into the area. "The equaliser was offside".

Huddersfield was English champion three years in a row from 1924.

While Antonio Conte has added to his squad this summer with the major signings of Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger, they've also continued to let players leave the club.

Wayne Rooney marked his top-flight return to Everton after 13 years by scoring the victor against Stoke and his 199th goal in the Premier League.

West Bromwich Albion beat Bournemouth 1-0 thanks to a goal on his debut by defender Ahmed Hegazi.

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