Conte criticises Chelsea players for loss of composure

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Champions Chelsea lost Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas to red cards as they suffered a stunning 3-2 home defeat to Burnley on the opening Saturday of the Premier League season.

Last Sunday, Chelsea played their first official match of the new season in the domestic arena. "We have still got a team that needs to keep moving forwards".

The champions slumped to a 3-2 opening day defeat against unfancied Burnley, shipping three goals in the first half after Cahill was sent off for a unsafe tackle.

"I can't believe it", the former Arsenal striker said on Sky Sports.

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The Spain global moved to Chelsea in a £58m deal from Champions League holders Real Madrid last month to bolster Antonio Conte's attacking options.

Alvaro Morata nearly inspired a comeback as a second-half substitute, scoring before setting up a late strike for David Luiz, a goal that came after Cesc Fabregas' removal for a second yellow had seen Chelsea reduced to nine men.

Two goals in three minutes set Huddersfield up for a dream start to life in the Premier League as they defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 at Selhurst Park.

Morata came off the Chelsea bench just before the hour as the club-record signing replaced Batshuayi, although there was no sign of Diego Costa following the striker's high-profile falling-out with Conte. We must have the right experience to face this situation.

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But there were too many draws. " At the end of the game the boys were disappointed that we didn't win ". Leaping from sixth place to top may appear ambitious but United are precisely that.

By the beginning of the season Chelsea football club is clearly not in optimal condition.

The likeliest solution now is David Luiz holding the midfield fort alongside N'Golo Kante, leaving an unfamiliar back three of Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger to deal with Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

The game between Swansea and Southampton had no goals, while Wayne Rooney bagged the victor as Everton saw off Stoke City 1-0.

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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To win away on day one is something special given the context of last season.

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