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

Premier League champion, Chelsea lost its opening day fixture to Burnley 3-2 at home after Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas were sent off in the game.

"It was a key moment because after that red card we conceded three goals, but we must pay attention because there is the whole rest of the game to do your best".

Record signing Alvaro Morata may have been able to come off the bench to briefly give Chelsea hope, but the remainder of Conte's subs looked rather uninspiring, such as Fikayo Tomori, Charly Musonda and Kyle Scott.

"I'm very proud of my players, but in this game we saw two faces - the first half negative and the second half positive".

Burnley actually had the ball in the back of the Chelsea net in the 19th minute when Vokes headed home from close range, but the goal was disallowed, much to the relief of the home side's supporters.

The Premier League champions have already invested heavily in their squad, spending just over £120 million on bringing Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger to Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard, Pedro Rodriguez, and Tiemoue Bakayoko are injured, striker Diego Costa is estranged, and Conte has a threadbare squad after selling midfield anchorman Nemanja Matic to rival Manchester United and loaning out numerous club's youngsters.

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.

The UK bookmaker reacted to the Blues' 3-2 loss, by making Conte the 7-2 favourite in their market, on which top-flight coach will be the first to leave his post this season.

"This result kills off the away win story for this season but we're not getting carried away", said Dyche. In the next game I'm not sure whether Pedro is ready but for sure we'll have (the other) two players. I don't like this type of idea, someone sending a message.

"It's a big win for us because they're a fine side".

Yet with with the likes of John Terry, Nemanja Matic and potentially Diego Costa all leaving the club this summer, on top of fringe players such as Nathan Ake, Asmir Begovic and Nathaniel Chalobah, Blues boss Conte is short of strength in depth, which has become increasingly noticeable over the past week.

Debutant Ahmed Hegazi's first-half header earned West Bromwich Albion a 1-0 win over Bournemouth, while Mauricio Pellegrino's tenure as Southampton manager began with a 0-0 draw at home to Swansea City.

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