February 19, 2018

Burnley stun nine-man Chelsea

12 August 2017, 10:34 | Cesar Cruz

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Premier League round-up: Nine-man Chelsea stunned by Burnley, Rooney the hero for Everton

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.

The Clarets made their numerical advantage count 10 minutes later as Vokes fired in his first of the afternoon from a Matt Lowton delivery.

By drawing 0-0 at home to Swansea in their opening match of the English Premier League season, Southampton extended its goal drought at St Mary's Stadium to 545 minutes - taking in the final six home matches of last season.

All seemed lost when Fabregas earned a second yellow card for lunging in on Cork nine minutes from time. Chelsea are also without Eden Hazard, Pedro and Tiemoue Bakayoko, who are all injured, and they sold Nemaja Matic this summer to Manchester United.

Palace fans started the season with renewed optimism amid De Boer's appointment as manager but they will be anxious by their woeful performanc, which suggests another year of struggle. Little contact was made, but intent was enough for a sending off.

Ronald Koeman: Everton improvement is impossible in Premier League this year
For visitors Stoke, the only players who will miss out are Stephen Ireland and Ibrahim Afellay who are both long term absentees. The Toffees have top-four ambitions and will hope to start with three points this weekend.

Wayne Rooney scored the decisive goal on his second Everton debut as the big-spending Merseysiders beat Stoke City 1-0 at Goodison Park.

It wasn't to be the end of the first half scoring.

But there was no sign on the pitch of Morata's burden when he came on just before the hour mark. He scored off a Willian assist and then helped David Luiz to a goal with five minutes to play.

Nevertheless, Burnley managed to see out the closing stages to claim a famous victory at Stamford Bridge. Burnley may not be a sustainable Premier League club in the long term, but Dyche is a highly competent top-flight coach, more motivated than most by the desire to overcome the odds and confound his critics. Vokes had a goal disallowed shortly after - but it was an omen for Chelsea.

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