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Nine-man Chelsea lose 3-2 to Burnley

Nine-man Chelsea lose 3-2 to Burnley

Almost a week on from attracting a fair bit of criticism for his substitute appearance in the Community Shield, the Spanish global made his home debut for the club, again coming on from the bench in Chelsea's Premier League opener against Burnley.

After N'Golo Kante had seen a shot deflected onto the roof of the net in first-half stoppage time and Marcos Alonso had been denied by Tom Heaton, Willian began to haul Chelsea back into the contest.

Injuries to key players, frustration in the transfer market, and now a surprise 3-2 home loss on the opening weekend of the season to Burnley, a team that was expected to be among the candidates for relegation. We have still got a team that needs to keep moving forwards.

He brushed aside questions about reported tension with Chelsea's board over signing new players and said he was not anxious because three key players - Eden Hazard, Pedro and Victor Moses - could return from injury and suspension for Chelsea's next game against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

The Blues came out with renewed vigor in the second half, pressing their opponents as they looked to reduce the three-goal deficit, but the champions were still lacking in the final third.

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Burnley hit the post with a free-kick and the match ended with yet another surge from Chelsea who had run out of time to complete their fightback.

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"They opened up the pitch even more when they had 10 men which put us on the back foot a bit".