Alvaro Morata scores his first goal for Chelsea in defeat to Burnley
Aug 13 2017 by Marjorie Miles
Arriving on the pitch with his side 3-0 down, Morata scored 10 minutes after his introduction, displaying subtle movement, awareness and a deft touch to guide his header past Tom Heaton in the Burnley goal. It will be interesting to see, given his immediate impact, if Conte picks Morata from the start in their next game - a trip to Wembley stadium to face title rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Asked about the referee Craig Pawson's performance in sending off first Cahill and then Cesc Fàbregas, Conte offered a long pause before saying: "I prefer not to comment on the referee's decisions or the performance of the referee".
Chelsea were starting to force the issue after a slow start, but the champions were reduced to 10 men in the 14th minute when captain Cahill was handed a straight red card for a late challenge on Steven Defour.
Morata had just 30 minutes to somehow help spark a revival from three-goals down and pulled one back in the 70th minute with a neat header, diving in to nod Willian's cross into the far corner.
The defeat, after a troubled summer, was a worrying echo of the manner in which Jose Mourinho's champions collapsed two seasons ago, costing the "Special One" his job - and on Saturday night bookmakers installed Conte as the favourite to be the first Premier League manager to leave his club this season.
"One positive in the second half, one negative in the first half".
Bakayoko was absent through injury against Burnley, along with star man Eden Hazard, while striker Diego Costa has been frozen out after being deemed surplus to requirements.
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"It's a big win for us because they're a fine side".
David Silva fed Sergio Aguero to run through and beat goalkeeper Mathew Ryan and five minutes later Lewis Dunk headed Fernandinho's cross into his own net.
Liverpool conceded 27 goals from set-pieces last season.
The home side, under new manager Marco Silva, led twice through Stefano Okaka and Abdoulaye Doucoure but Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, with a penalty, both equalised.
The 31-minute debut of club record signing Alvaro Morata offered a glimpse into what the club can expect from the Spain global.
Rooney marked his first league start for Everton since rejoining his boyhood team from Manchester United by netting in a 1-0 win over Stoke at Goodison Park. The Belgian was used primarily as a back-to-goal target man, with 55.6 per cent of his passes played backward.