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Match report: Burnley 1 Chelsea 3

Conceding the first goal early on proved but a blip on the way to beating Burnley with goals from Diego Costa, Andre Schurrle and Branislav Ivanovic...

Conceding the first goal early on in Lancashire proved but a blip on the way to beating Burnley and beginning the season with a win, goals from debutant Diego Costa, World Cup-winner Andre Schurrle and long-serving Branislav Ivanovic quickly steadying the ship and putting the Blues 3-1 up by the interval.

The first was an opportunistic strike from our new centre-forward with the second goal from Schurrle one to truly catch the eye. Ivanovic converted a corner.

Burnley came back into the match in the second half and Thibuat Courtois was called on to make a good save, but Chelsea closed the game out confidently to see off the newly promoted side and claim our first three points. 

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