Chelsea however gave a swift response through one of their summer signings, Diego Costa, who benefitted from comical defending by Burnley and drilled the ball in for his first EPL goal
Super Eagles midfielder, John Obi Mikel, was introduced into the game in the 82nd minute substitute as Chelsea, Monday night, opened their Premier League campaign with a 3-1 away win over Burnley.
The Blues came from a goal down before replying with three goals that effectively took them to the top of the EPL table after the first round of matches in England.
Chelsea started out strongly with Andre Schurrle coming close to an opening goal in the first five minutes when Cesc Fabregas picked him out with a through ball, but his finish was just wide.
Newly promoted Burnley however took a shock lead against the run of play with less than quarter of an hour gone when Scott Arfield struck perfectly for the home team.
Chelsea however gave a swift response through one of their summer signings, Diego Costa, who benefitted from comical defending by Burnley and drilled the ball in for his first EPL goal.
Coach Jose Mourinho’s men took the lead just a few minutes later when Eden Hazard burst forward before finding Fabregas, who set up Schurrle for a low finish into the bottom corner.
A corner allowed the visitors to extend their lead further later in the first half with Branislav Ivanovic losing his marker before volleying the ball home.
While fans were expecting a goals feast from then on, Chelsea took their feet off the pedal and kept just their two-goal advantage and ended the tie at 1-3.