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Burnley stun champions Chelsea 3-2 in opener

Sam Vokes scored twice as Burnley stunned defending champions Chelsea 3-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in one of the most sensational opening-weekend results in English top-flight history.

Chelsea’s English defender Gary Cahill (C) is shown a red card by English referee Craig Pawson after a foul on Burnley’s Belgian midfielder Steven Defour during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge in London on August 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO

Chelsea had captain Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas sent off and Burnley took full advantage through Vokes’s brace and a superb Stephen Ward effort, with goals from Alvaro Morata and David Luiz coming in vain.


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