Chelsea 2 – Burnley 3!
Wow! Who saw that coming?!
Even after Arsenal’s incredible 4-3 win on Friday night, Chelsea’s lack of spending this summer and champions Leicester losing on the opening day last season, Burnley’s win at Stamford Bridge was incredible.
Chelsea suffered a horror first half as they saw Gary Cahill sent off and Sam Vokes (2) and Stephen Ward score for Burnley.
Antonio Conte’s side came back into it thanks to goals from Alvaro Morata and David Luiz. But another red card for Cesc Fabregas has left Chelsea fans worried about the season ahead.
Chelsea’s new Premier League record!
Chelsea are the first Premier League champions to ship in three goals on the opening day of a new season.
Conte is now immediately under pressure after a rough summer where he has continually pointed out that his squad is now not big enough.
It looks like being a very hectic final few weeks of the summer transfer window for Chelsea…
Conte now 7/2 fav in Premier League Sack Race
Antonio Conte is the new favourite to be sacked first according to Ladbrokes.
After an incredible season opener against Burnley which saw the Blues lose 2-3, punters have piled into the next manager to leave market, and it’s now just 7/2 Conte is the first to be axed or walk.
Despite having only played one game, Chelsea’s odds of winning the title now drift out to 11/2, with the Manchester City (6/4) and United (3/1) ahead of them.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Conte’s odds of lasting the season have taken a hammering, much like Chelsea, and if that sort of form continues from the Champions-elect it won’t be long before he’s gone.”
Odds on next Premier League manager to leave
12/1 De Boer
Premier League winner 2017/18 odds
Man C 6/4
Man U 3/1