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Antonio Conte coaches Chelsea versus Arsenal in the Premier League
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13 Agosto, 2017

Alvaro Morata's entry into the game absolutely flipped the script for Chelsea.

In other matches Everton beat Stoke 1-0, Liverpool and Watford played a 3-all draw while Manchester City beat Brighton 2-0 and Huddersfield defeated Crystal Palace 3-0.

"It quietens down a few stories", Dyche said to Sky Sports.

Chelsea's 2 players were also red carded in this match.

Chelsea had their first real chance at goal 11 minutes in when Cesar Azpilicueta's low cross was deflected and almost sat up for Willian to fire home in the centre of the goal.

Conte returned to his mantra from last season that the team needed to work hard to produce results and he pointed out that Chelsea had finished their last three games without all 11 of their players on the pitch. Vokes drifted away from the static Luiz and powered home a header that gave Courtois no chance.

ANTONIO CONTE accused his Chelsea stars of losing the plot after an opening-day shocker.

Alonso forced the first real save from Tom Heaton to start the second half when his volley from the left forced the England goalkeeper to parry over for a corner.

The Blues had more of the ball in the second period and Alvaro Morata made more of an impact after replacing Michy Batshuayi just before the hour mark as he pulled one goal back for his team in 69th minute. It's obvious because the linesman is on the line. The ten men of Chelsea battled on but goals from Stephen Ward and Vokes again towards the end of the half meant the visitors went into half time three goals up at the home of the champions.

The Blues weren't too impressive during pre-season and rounded off preparations for the new campaign with defeat against Arsenal on penalties in the Community Shield last weekend at Wembley.

With Diego Costa out of commission, Conte seemed to be making a statement about his pressing need for reinforcements when he handed Jeremie Boga his debut up front, but the young Ivorian was an early tactical casualty when Cahill was dismissed.

"The sending off of Cahill was a key moment, because to play the rest of the game with 10 and then nine men is not easy", said Conte.


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