Burnley 3, Chelsea 2: Chelsea Is Stunned in Its Premier League Opener

Burnley’s Jeff Hendrick, center, splitting the defense of Chelsea’s Cesc Fàbregas, left, and N’Golo Kanté at Stamford Bridge in London.

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LONDON — Chelsea had two players sent off and lost to visiting Burnley, 3-2, in the first match of its Premier League title defense on Saturday, intensifying the concerns surrounding Chelsea after its frustrating off-season in the transfer market.

The captain Gary Cahill was given a straight red card for a cleats-first lunge in the 13th minute before Chelsea conceded three goals in 20 minutes before halftime. Striker Sam Vokes scored two of them by converting crosses that bookended a stunning…

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