Burnley 1-3 Chelsea Highlights
Diego Costa scored on his Chelsea debut as the title favourites came from behind to outclass newly-promoted Burnley at Turf Moor.
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Venue: Turf Moor
Date: Monday, 18 August, 2014
Kick off: 20:00 GMT
Burnley have not beaten Chelsea in a top-flight match since a 1-0 victory at Turf Moor on 28 August 1973.
However, they did beat the Blues in Division Two home games in 1977 and 1983.
More recently, the Clarets eliminated Chelsea from the fourth round of the League Cup in 2008 after beating them on penalties at Stamford Bridge.
Burnley have avoided defeat in their first league fixture in the last four seasons (W2, D2).
However, they lost their only previous opening game in the Premier League, which was a 2-0 defeat to Stoke in 2009.
Burnley allowed fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the Championship last season (159).
Right-back Kieran Trippier registered 14 assists last season – the second highest tally in the second tier – despite not being a regular set-piece taker.
They have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 27 Premier League matches.
Chelsea have not lost their first league fixture since a 2-1 defeat at Coventry in 1998. They have won 13 of 15 opening games since, including all five matches with Jose Mourinho in charge.
They gained 17 points from losing positions last term – the joint-best record in the top flight (along with Tottenham).
The Blues are unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League matches played on a Monday.
Petr Cech’s save percentage in last season’s Premier League (76.9%) was bettered only by Sunderland’s Vito Mannone (77.4%).