But Burnley did put up a discipline, energetic and ruthless display that saw them 3-0 up before half-time, with Sam Vokes netting twice either side of a Stephen Ward goal.
The story of the match was nearly encapsulated in the first few minutes of play when Marcos Alonso's reckless challenge was punished with a yellow and Ben Mee headed straight at Thibault Courtois from the ensuing free kick.
Chelsea's title defence has gotten off to a awful start, 3-0 down and a man down.
"It's rare for any game in the Premier League to be three goals up at halftime, but particularly so when you are down at Chelsea".
Disjointed and embarrassed in the first half, Chelsea threatened to mount the most unlikely of comebacks in a stirring second-half display, but just failed to overcome their numerical disadvantage.
Most people were expecting a relatively comfortable afternoon for the champions but their task got a lot more hard when Gary Cahill was shown a straight red card for a studs-up challenge on Steven Defour in just the 14th minute.
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The Premier League legend said on BBC Sport: " Chelsea I do sense, there is something brewing there, which isn't nice". Defenders Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and winger Ashley Young are out with long-term injuries.
They had to battle to hold on to the three points, Alvaro Morata coming off the bench to score, before setting up a late David Luiz strike that arrived after Cesc Fabregas had been sent off as Chelsea were reduced to nine men.
"I'm not anxious because we have to trust in our work".
The Spaniard arrived at Stamford Bridge with a hefty price tag but it didn't seem to phase him as he came on as a second half substitute. "The sending-off made a difference and I thought we did really, really well to handle that and keep the ball and create chances", he said.
Asked if he was concerned by the situation, the Italian said: "No, I'm not anxious".
"In the next game I don't know if Pedro is able to recover from his injury, but for sure we'll have two players out for a ban, Cahill and Fabregas".
"A lot was made of our away form last season, and don't get me wrong, that doesn't correct it".
The Clarets survived in the Premier League due to a strong home record last season but were atrocious away from Turf Moore, winning just one game throughout the campaign.
His comments punctuate President Donald Trump's warning that North Korea will be met with "fire and fury" if it threatens the US. But it also said that if the US and South Korea took a first strike against North Korea, China should intervene.
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Two late goals from Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud , brought the Gunners back from a one-goal deficit in the final 10 minutes. The Gunners managed a 4-3 victory over Leicester in a thrilling encounter at the Emirates this evening.
I'm happy with the effort the club did and I'm happy they managed to do 75 percent of the work before the Premier League starts". The Red Devils coach has confirmed United are in talks with Ibrahimovic about signing a new deal once he is fully fit.
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Watkins is going to command top dollar in free agency next year regardless of whether he has a Pro Bowl season or not. Matthews ends his time with the Eagles after three seasons, pulling in 225 catches for 2,673 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Wozniacki will play defending champion Simona Halep or Elina Svitolina for the championship on Sunday at Toronto's Aviva Centre. But her efforts were undone by too many unforced errors and Wozniacki calmly marched through the first set.
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The likes of Delph and Nasri seem to be headed out as there is no place for them in this already star studded midfield. Wilfried Bony should in all possibility be on the way out, not that it would affect the Manchester club in any way.
Fans and clubs alike are looking for immediate success which adds pressure to what is already significant investments. One of which was against West Ham , United's opponents on Sunday as the new Premier League season gets underway.
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A near two-hour delay held up the later starters, but when play resumed Matsuyama secured two more birdies to match the American. "I'm not exactly sure", the young lady said. "He made every putt around 20 feet, and was seven under after nine", Phelps said.
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Pampling hits bad , rushed tee shot at US PGA
And we were walking up, and we were talking about like if we can get a tee shot on 18, we could finish the round", Day explained. Since he teed off, even if the horn blew to stop play, his group could elect to finish the hole since one ball was in play.
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Anything other than a spectacular debut showing from Neymar and the criticism will begin in earnest. The 25-year-old is set to make his debut this Sunday away at Guingamp.
Broncos' Billy Winn out for 2017 with knee injury
Wolfe also posted a picture of his swollen ankle after he had gone for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam. Wolfe had 51 tackles and 5.5 sacks a year ago and is a huge part of the Broncos run defense and pass rush.
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