Chelsea 2 Burnley 3: Five things we learned

Morata scored for Chelsea

Morata scored for Chelsea

Premier League champions, Chelsea began the season with defeat at Stamford Bridge, as they suffered a 3-2 loss to Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

And finally, Ronald Koeman and his band of new Everton signing's host Stoke City on Merseyside, looking to get off to a good start in their pursuit of breaking into the top six.

"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".

After beating Tottenham to the Premier League title last season, the Blues can expect a fired up performance from their London rivals in their temporary Wembley home next Sunday.

"We have to take the positives from the game, like the second half, work hard during the week and play a good match against Tottenham". Vokes scores - A cross is whipped in from the right by Lowton, and Vokes reaches behind himself to hook a shot towards goal, that's scuffed low, into the far corner and past Courtois.

The crowd and the Chelsea players did their best to influence Pawson. Burnley, capitalizing on the hosts playing with 10 men for most of the match before finishing with nine, stunned the Blues at Stamford Bridge, 3-2, holding on late.

"But our first half, we kept losing our heads". I want to say thank you to the club.

The away form became a significant talking point last season, despite the Clarets' excellent home record, and it could easily have reared its head again this year given Burnley's tough start on the road. We have huge players with lots of talent. Attempting to dribble forward, Cahill saw the ball run away from him and tried to block Steven Defour's clearance.

"We controlled the counter-attacks and we didn't concede one chance", Guardiola told BBC Sport.

That was until Luiz sprinted onto Morata's pass and volleyed in to bring the nine men to within a goal of Burnley.

"The equaliser was offside".

But Rudiger say the derby provides Chelsea will an ideal opportunity to erase the bitter taste of the Burnley loss.

Assisted by a woeful home defence, the underdogs were out of sight by half-time and although Chelsea dominated the second-half with £58million striker Alvaro Morata on target, they had left themselves too much ground to claw back.

Late goals from substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud earned Arsenal a 4-3 win over Leicester in Friday's frantic opening game.