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Premier League: Sam Vokes hails Burnley's 'massive win' against defending champions Chelsea

13 Agosto 2017

But just when it looked like Chelsea were back in the game, they had another man sent off for, this time Cesc Fabregas was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Sam Vokes scored twice and Stephen Ward struck a goal for the ages as the Clarets made the dream start to their Premier League campaign in a Stamford Bridge thriller.

"We didn't lose our balance and I have to be proud about the great commitment, the great desire, the great will of my players even though it was very difficult to change the result in the second half".

While it remains very early days in his Chelsea career, the signs are so far encouraging that Morata, 24, will provide an effective attacking focal point and prove an able successor to Diego Costa, whose 20 goals last season played such a significant role in the club's title success.

Conte then joked: "I think I will have to adapt a new system to play with nine men or 10 men for the next game, to anticipate this situation!"

The negative vibes that had been around the Blues and their lack of transfer activity this summer was only deepened by a loss in the Community Shield last Sunday, however no one could possibly have expected the first-half implosion that took place today in South West London.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Conte said he was not happy with the first half as the players lost their head but saw positives in the second half were the Blues regained their composure.

Antonio Conte is prepared to take "risks" with his Chelsea team selection, with it possible Michy Batshuayi could start ahead of Alvaro Morata.

The Blues' club-record signing was brought on in the 59th minute, scoring with a powerful header 10 minutes later. I'm not worried because we have to trust in our work and today there were three injured players, Pedro, Hazard, Bakayoko, and one player missing for a ban, [Victor] Moses.

Usual order was restored last season, as the 'top six' dominated from the off and our experts are expecting the same again. That gave new life to the Blues' attack as Burnley dropped further and further back trying to protect their lead. I am ready to fight with these players.

Premier League: Sam Vokes hails Burnley's 'massive win' against defending champions Chelsea