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Neil Johnston

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  1. Post update

    The time has come to wrap this. Diego Costa's Chelsea career is up and running. So too Jose Mourinho's season. The new-look, big-spending Blues mean business. For Burnley, they need to learn fast if they are to survive. We're back on Tuesday as Arsenal take their first steps on the Champions League road they hope will lead all the way to Berlin on 6 June 2015. Until then.

  2. Post update

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    Burnley v Chelsea stats
  3. Burnley's tough start

    So, what next for Burnley? Well, it's a testing game at Swansea, fresh from a surprise 2-1 win at Manchester United, on Saturday before a home match against. . .Manchester United. As Sean Dyche rightly points out, there are no easy games at this level. Not one.

  4. Manager reaction

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    Burnley boss Sean Dyche speaking on Sky Sports: "It's the reality of the market that we are going into, and Chelsea are at the top of that. They have power, quality, pace and can hurt you in many ways.

    "That's what you get for £300m or whatever. We kept trying to play and will try to keep the inner quality, and inner belief.

    "We will learn from a game against Chelsea, it's the top of the market and they will be a force this season."

  5. Manager reaction

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    More from Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: "We've explained to Diego Costa what people like in the Premier League, what we don't like, and the kid presented himself here with a fantastic and polite attitude and he was booked. The kid wasn't happy and I hope he doesn't get any more unfair decisions.

    "No, Thibaut Courtois isn't my first choice for the rest of the season. He was my first choice today. The rest of the season? Who knows?

  6. Manager reaction

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche

    Burnley boss Sean Dyche speaking to BBC Sport: "The players will learn from the game about the enormity, the occasion of Premier League games. The players will learn from a match against a team like Chelsea. We are all learning from that, the group will learn from that.

    "We have to keep going, and we did in the second half. We continued to press and tried to break them down. That's against a team who are at the top end of the business. We have to be realistic, not defeatist.

    "Our journey is slightly different from Chelsea's. It's not about trying to get that game out the way. We enjoyed it, but we don't enjoy losing."

  7. Post update

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    Referee Michael Oliver showed he is lacking experience by booking Chelsea's Diego Costa against Burnley, claims former Premier League match official Graham Poll.

    Replays showed that Costa had been fouled and Chelsea should have been awarded a penalty.

    "Michael Oliver is an excellent referee but still inexperienced at the very top level dealing with world-class players," Poll tells the Daily Mail. "He met one at Turf Moor in Diego Costa."

  8. Manager reaction

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho speaking to the BBC's Juliette Ferrington: "We should have had a penalty and it wasn't unlucky it was unfair, it wasn't simulation but a clear penalty.

    "Petr Cech was disappointed but football is sometimes like this, players can often be unhappy and be unhappy with managers. But between the group of players and their mates they have to be supportive.

    "I hope he doesn't want to go and I hope he doesn't have offers to go and if he does have offers he refuses to go. I would be delighted to have two of the best goalkeepers in the world in my squad."

  9. Manager reaction

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho speaking to Sky Sports: "When you come to a place like here and you are a goal down against a difficult team and in a difficult place then players can get down heartened and lose faith. Burnley are a direct and physical side but overall we had good control and we showed moments of class.

    "At half-time I told the players 4-1 kills the game but 3-2 makes it dangerous. I agree completely with Cesc as man of the match. He controlled the tempo of the game and was responsible for the best phase of our play. Diego was very important as he made our first goal and that was very important."

  10. Text us on 81111

    Jon in Bristol: After a game like this, Burnley must reflect and ask themselves "Did we do ourselves proud? Did we try hard enough?" If they can answer those questions positively then they can consider the game a success. This Chelsea side are title contenders, and rather than beat themselves up, the Clarets must look to every silver lining in order to build momentum for the rest of the season.

    Jenni in Newtownards: Cesc Fabregas will be the Chelsea player who gets all of headlines and the praise, but he is only allowed to shine because of the work-rate, industry and the often unseen work of his midfield partner Nemanja Matic. Without him holding things together in front of the back four, Chelsea and Fabregas wouldn't look or play the same way. Matic is definitely the unsung hero of the side.

  11. Rangers hammer Clyde

    Elsewhere, it's been raining goals in Scotland with Rangers cruising into the third round of the Petrofac Training Cup with an 8-1 win over Clyde at Ibrox. A crowd of 11,190 witnessed Kris Boyd help himself to a hat-trick and Lewis Macleod and current captain Lee McCulloch each score two. Fraser Aird scored the other, while Kevin Watt cracked in a last-minute consolation for Clyde.

  12. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Kev Mcveigh: Chelsea have never relied heavily on strikers, they get goals from midfield and defence unlike some teams.

    Ken Gorry: Mourinho's biggest job is going to trying to keep players happy, Willian and Salah turned down other clubs to go to Chelsea.

    Edd Wilkinson: Am I the only one to notice Chelsea's lack of depth in defence? Filipe Luis is the only quality back up to this starting back four.

  13. Post update

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Turf Moor

    "Diego Costa has got some fire in his belly, a bit of a dark side and looks like someone who will bully opposition defenders. It was a really promising start from him. It was a nice and composed performance from Thibaut Courtois as well. I like my goalkeepers to be calm, and he was a picture of that. He looked like he'd been playing in the Premier League for years."

  14. Player reaction

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    John Terry tells Sky Sports: "Jose has made some very big signings this summer like Costa who was different class tonight the way he held the ball up, we're hoping to win the league this season.

    "It will be very tough but it was important that we got three points."

    Cesc Fabregas tells Sky Sports: "You always want to do well and I love playing football, we have a very talented young team and so far so good.

    "Everyone has treated me very well and I'm enjoying it here. Everyone has made it so easy for me, the staff, the players. It was something I would never have expected, football has brought me here and I will give my best to make it work for me and Chelsea."

  15. Post update

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Turf Moor

    "Chelsea never gave Burnley a sniff in the second half and Sean Dyche's side lacked that bit of quality. But it was not for want of guts, spirit and application. Tonight they will have learned how important it is to keep the ball against the top sides."

  16. Post update

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    Jose Mouirnho trudges across the Turf Moor pitch towards the tunnel. He doesn't look totally thrilled. Maybe he should take a look at the table to cheer himself up. Chelsea are top!

    Meanwhile, Didier Drogba walks over to salute the travelling support. He whips off his shirt before throwing it into the crowd. Someone is going home with a special souvenir.


    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    A tough return to the top-flight for Burnley. An all too comfortable start to the new season for Chelsea.

  18. Post update

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    Vintage Didier Drogba as the Chelsea substitute lets fly from outside the area with a right-foot volley after controlling the ball with his thigh. It flashes narrowly wide. Sublime effort.

    Didier Drogba shoots
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    Duncan in Richmond: People may say 'it's only Burnley' but we all remember Cardiff beating Man City last season and Liverpool crumbling at Crystal Palace. The league is won and lost at places like Burnley on wet Monday nights. You can bet your bottom dollar than one of the big boys will slip up against one of the so called lesser teams somewhere down the line!

    Steve in Surbiton: Good team Chelsea. Let's see them play Liverpool and Man City first though. Although I bet United are not looking forward to playing Chelsea.

    Rui in Hoxton: If Fernando Torres and Didier Drogba could have played together at their peak, there would be no defence in this era, any era past or any era future that could have dreamt of dealing with them. Tis a shame that it is only their ghosts at Turf Moor tonight.


    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    Marvin Sordell was sent on by Sean Dyche in an effort to haul Burnley back into this. But the substitute ends up picking up a yellow card for clattering into John Terry which sparks loud cheers from three sides of Turf Moor.


    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    A reception fit for a returning hero. Chelsea fans rise as Didier Drogba comes on for the final few minutes. His last touch in a competitive game for Chelsea? The penalty that clinched the Blues the 2012 Champions League.

    Didier Drogba makes his Chelsea return
  22. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Raghav Pandey: Chelsea oozing quality in every position on the pitch.

    Elliot Newstead: What happens to Chelsea if Costa gets injured? Torres and an over-the-hill Drogba? Schurrle? Need another striker.

    Ted Powell: This is the style of football that Jose Mourinho craved last season. he now has the players to make it possible. Superb to watch.

  23. Post update

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Turf Moor

    "It's going to be hard for Burnley to survive in the Premier League. They will have energy and work hard, but it's just that bit of quality they need. When a team comes up you wonder where are the goals going to come from. That's the key for Burnley as well. Danny Ings got a lot of goals in the Championship last season but it's a big step up. Will the likes of Lukas Jutkiewicz, Ashley Barnes and Sam Vokes find the net enough?"


    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    This is Cesc Fabregas's first Premier League appearance since turning out for Arsenal in a 2-1 defeat at Bolton in April 2011. It's been a performance to savour. Full of running, full of imagination and creativity. The changes are coming thick and fast. John Obi Mikel is on for the visitors, while Marvin Sordell has come on for Burnley, replacing Danny Ings.

  25. Post update

    Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    "You know when some players move and just look wrong in their new kit? Cesc Fabregas doesn't. I know Gooners may disagree though."

    Cesc Fabregas during his Chelsea debut

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    This game is over as a contest but few home fans are leaving. After all it has been four years since the locals have seen their team in the Premier League. Andre Schurrle receives a standing ovation from Chelsea's travelling fans as he makes way for Willian.

  27. Post update

    Former England wicketkeeper and Chelsea fan Alec Stewart on Twitter: "Great to see Cesc Fabregas doing the Chelsea number four shirt justice already. Quality performance so far."

  28. Post update

    Barcelona v Leon

    Full-time in the pre-season friendly at the Nou Camp and it was an easy peasy 6-0 to Barcelona in their match against Leon. Neymar got a couple, Lionel Messi was on the scoresheet and, with roughly 15 minutes left, Luis Suarez came off the bench to make his debut after signing from Liverpool in the summer.

  29. Post update

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Turf Moor

    "Chelsea have probably been playing within themselves for the majority of this half. The job was pretty much done in the first half."


    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    Burnley boss Sean Dyche

    The clock is ticking and Sean Dyche makes a double substitution in an effort to haul his Burnley side back into this. New signings Lukas Jutkiewicz and Matt Taylor make way for Ashley Barnes and Michael Kightly.

  31. James Alexander Gordon remembered

    BBC Radio 5 live

    BBC 5 live will be paying tribute to James Alexander Gordon tonight from 22:00 to 22:30 BST.

    Gordon, one of the most recognisable voices in British broadcasting, has died aged 78. He read the classified football results on BBC radio for 40 years before stepping down in 2013.

    We'd especially love to hear your memories of him reading the classifieds - you can do so by texting 85058 or Tweet @bbc5live

  32. Post update

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    So Robbie Savage's tweet that he's watching the champions has not gone down well with everyone. There's no doubt bigger tests lie ahead. But make no mistake. Their response to falling behind has been impressive. Very impressive.

  33. Text us on 81111

    Ed in St Ives: Any bets that the current top four will be the final finishing positions at the end of the season?

    Jon in Manchester: Robbie Savage saying he's watching the champions. After one game? At newly promoted Burnley? Maybe he should join his hair in the museum.

    Hassan in London: I think you may be getting carried away. Yes, Chelsea have depth that was previously lacking and may well be favourites to win the league with Man City. But calling them champions based on the first game of the season against newly promoted Burnley is poor.

  34. Post update

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Turf Moor

    Danny Ings tussles with Branislav Ivanovic

    "Danny Ings has not had much service and he's been up against a strong Chelsea defence. It's a steep learning curve for him, and a steep one for Burnley. But their ability to survive in the Premier League won't be defined by games against the top side Chelsea. It will be the matches with the teams in and around which will matter."

  35. Post update

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    Burnley fans are out of their seats as Matt Taylor stretches for a cross but the former West Ham player is unable to connect. The story of Burnley's night.

  36. Post update

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Turf Moor

    "Nemanja Matic has really impressed me for Chelsea. He's been a bit below the radar but has hardly misplaced a pass all night."

  37. Post update

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    It's all a little bit too easy for Chelsea. It's like a pre-season friendly as blue shirt passes to blue shirt. Then another blue shirt to another blue shirt. Burnley started well this half but there's only one team in control with half an hour remaining. Can the Clarets haul themselves back into this?

  38. Post update

    Barcelona v Leon

    And here he is, not spotted on a football pitch since his biting antics at the World Cup, Luis Suarez off the bench for his Barca debut in their pre-season match against Leon.

    Nice and easy too, with his team 4-0 up and coasting with roughly 15 minutes left.

    Big cheers for the Uruguayan as he made his way on.

    Luis Suarez in action for Barcelona
  39. Post update

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    Out comes the vanishing spray as Eden Hazard wins Chelsea a free-kick after being hacked down by David Jones 25-yards out. Shame about Andre Schurrle's effort which sails high and wide. Burnley breathe again.

  40. Post update

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    Options, options....if Jose Mourinho wants to change things at any point in the second half he certainly has plenty of quality on the bench, particularly in midfield and going forward. Willian, Jon Obi Mikel, Fernando Torres and one Didier Drogba - take your pick Jose.

  41. Post update

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Turf Moor

    "A fine save from Courtois. It's his anticipation and movement to get across which makes that such a good stop."

  42. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Anthony Njage: The difference in the title race might just be brilliant assists like the one Cesc delivered, Arsene must be tearing his hair out.

    Jack Whiteside: For all Chelsea fans purring about Cesc Fabregas, we didn't sign him because we have Ramsey and Ozil! No denying his class though.

    Tolulope Olabode: As much as I hated it then, but buying Fabregas has more than made up for selling Mata in January.


    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    That's why Thibaut Courtois is in the Chelsea team. The Belgian flings himself across his line to his left to tip another excellent effort by Scott Arfield away with one hand. Delicious play all round. Almost a second for Arfield.

    Thibaut Courtois
  44. KICK-OFF

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    And off we go. Burnley have clearly had a rocket. Danny Ings powers forward and fires narrowly wide in the opening seconds.

  45. Post update

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "We are watching the champions tonight. What a second goal as well. That goal will take some beating this year! Better than Arsenal's last year."

  46. Post update

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    What has the 'Ginger Mourinho' said to his Burnley players at half-time? Can they come back from this? What has the real Mourinho been telling his Chelsea side? They're all coming back out for the second half. We're ready to go again.

  47. Post update

    BBC Sport presenter Mark Chapman

    "James Alexander Gordon was one of the first people to welcome me to 5 live. A true gentleman. A true voice. It was an honour to introduce him."

  48. Tributes as voice of football results dies, aged 78

    Tributes are flooding in following the announcement that James Alexander Gordon, one of the most recognisable voices in British broadcasting, has died aged 78.

    Gordon read the classified football results on BBC radio for 40 years before stepping down in 2013.

    Richard Burgess, head of BBC Radio Sport, said: "James was an iconic radio voice, who turned the classified football results on BBC radio into a national institution. He was also a true gentleman, who was loved and admired by his colleagues."

  49. Post update

    Former England captain Gary Lineker

    "It will get easier after this game, Burnley."

  50. Post update

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    Diego Costa celebrates scoring for Chelsea
  51. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tunde Akere: I can't fail to agree with Jose Mourhino that Cesc Fabregas is Chelsea's future. He's a top top player. Amazing.

    Mike Hanson: There is always room for world-class players in any squad. Why did Arsenal let Cesc Fabregas go to Chelsea?

    Paa Kwesi Eghan: Cesc Fabregas might just be Mourinho's master stroke of genius this season!

  52. Post update

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Turf Moor

    "I've been very very impressed by Chelsea based on that first-half performance. The second goal from Chelsea, you have to hold you hands up, because there's not a lot you can do about a piece of brilliance like that.

    "But the third goal will really have annoyed Burnley boss Sean Dyche because it was sloppy. If they could have gone in at half-time only 2-1 down then they might have been able to nick an equaliser But you have to say it looks less likely they will get anything now."


    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    Welcome to the Premier League, Burnley. Last season's Championship runners-up have capitulated since taking the lead and new-look Chelsea are coasting, with Diego Costa off the mark and Cesc Fabregas catching the eye.

    Burnley players react after conceding
  54. Post update

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    Half-time is fast approaching and Sean Dyche will be desperate to get his players into the dressing room without any further damage. Chelsea have eased off the pace since adding a third. All the noise, predictably, is coming from the away end.

  55. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sonawane Mahesh: Chelsea have defenders who score, midfielders who score and now a striker who can score!

    Simple Simon: A wake-up call for Burnley. They're going down if they conduct transfers like a Championship club.

    Dowu Lawanson: We are surely in for a cricket scoreline now!

  56. Post update

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

    Burnley aren't dead and buried just yet as Danny Ings flashes an effort narrowly wide. A moment of respite for the shell-shocked Clarets.

  57. Post update

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Turf Moor

    "It was a simple goal from the corner. A great finish, but a very poor goal for Burnley to concede from a defensive perspective."

  58. GOAL

    Burnley 1-3 Chelsea - Branislav Ivanovic

    Is that game, set and match? Branislav Ivanovic finds the net with a close-range volley following Cesc Fabregas's corner. That's three goals in 17 minutes for Jose Mourinho's men. The earlier euphoria around Turf Moor has been well and truly punctured. And still Mourinho sits in the dug out showing little emotion.

    Branislav Ivanovic scores Chelsea's third goal
  59. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Alex Storey: That is a stonewall penalty. Diego Costa's reputation precedes him there.

    Rob Millward: It's a penalty and a sending off all day long. Who said big clubs get the decisions? We've not been given one so far!

    Pinda Mann: If Burnley defenders get clever about it they can wind Costa up to get him sent off. He is a hothead

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    Chris from banbury: With all these world class midfielders it's good to see Chelsea finally have someone who can put the ball in the net.

    Andy: Chelsea's signing of Cesc Fabregas has been the best bit of business done in world football during this summer's transfer window to date. He's a world-class midfielder tried and tested in the Premier League. He doesn't score a lot, but he provides assists by the bucket-load! He's the complete footballer and a frightening prospect for the opposition.

    Jamie in Cheshunt: One touch pass and move football. Early candidate for goal of the season. Chelsealona.

  61. Post update

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Turf Moor

    "That is a big call from Michael Oliver. He wasn't up with play. Diego Costa is looking at the referee as if to say 'you've got that totally wrong'. And the referee has got it wrong there in my opinion as well."


    Burnley 1-2 Chelsea

    A woeful back pass by Ben Mee and Diego Costa is clean through and knocks the ball past the keeper before crumpling to the ground. Surely a penalty? No says referee Michael Oliver who shows Chelsea's big-money signing a yellow card. Costa looks stunned.

  63. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Stavros Makrozachopo: What a goal from Chelsea and what an assist from Cesc Fabregas.

    Okeke Obinna: With a pass like that I won't mind Fabregas back at Arsenal.

    Mathew Ashley: This is not going to end nicely now for Burnley. All Chelsea needed was a spark and the shock of them going behind was it!

  64. Post update

    Barcelona v Leon

    No sign of Luis Suarez yet - but it has been suggested that he will make his Barca debut as a late sub. No matter, plenty of entertainment for far, with Neymar scoring twice, one of them a backheel, in addition to the assist for Lionel Messi's opener. It's 3-0 at the break and oh so pre-season and easy.

  65. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tim Arstall: Sounds like an incredible game. I don't think many people expected three goals in the first 25 minutes.

    Firas Hamdan: Assist of the season from the buy of the summer! Cesc Fabregas is going to prove what a class act he is.

    Henry Whitfield: The floodgates are open for Chelsea and the rout is on it's way - bad news for Burnley fans.

  66. Post update

    Burnley 1-2 Chelsea

    Breathtaking stuff at Turf Moor. The game started in frantic fashion and the pace has yet to ease. Burnley now face their first big test as Chelsea take control. Who is going to drag the Clarets back into this?

  67. Post update

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Turf Moor

    "It was a magnificent pass from Cesc Fabregas to create the goal and he did well to resist shooting and instead make the pass for Andre Schurrle. That was a very well-worked goal. Nobody in the Championship would have scored a goal anything like that against Burnley last season. Chelsea are in control and Burnley are struggling to get out of their half now."

  68. GOAL

    Burnley 1-2 Chelsea - Andre Schurrle

    Wow. We're not even midway through the first half and Chelsea have recovered from falling behind to take the lead against the Premier League new boys.

    And what a fantastic goal. Andre Schurrle, showing all the class he displayed in Brazil for Germany at the World Cup, loses his marker to stab home from close range following a brilliant ball by Cesc Fabregas. Lovely stuff.

    Andre Schurrle scores Chelsea's second goal
  69. Post update

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Turf Moor

    "For Burnley's goal Chelsea's defence went to sleep, nobody moved. It was a lovely first touch from Scott Arfield and he showed great technique to execute that. He's hit across the ball which is a really difficult skill to pull off. But it didn't last long until Chelsea got themselves level. A great ball into the box from Branislav Ivanovic and Diego Costa was, like all good strikers, the quickest to react to put it away."

  70. GOAL

    Burnley 1-1 Chelsea - Diego Costa

    Well, the London club are not behind for long - and it is the new £32m signing who has drawn them level. A low cross from the right by Branislav Ivanovic takes a deflection, runs right across the Burnley box and hits the base of the post. It then rebounds invitingly into the path of Diego Costa, who slots home from six yards. A goal that will not please Sean Dyche.

    Diego Costa scores to make it 1-1 for Chelsea against Burnley
  71. GOAL

    Burnley 1-0 Chelsea - Scott Arfield

    Incredible. Burnley are in dreamland as Scott Arfield produces a composed finish from just inside the Chelsea area that leaves Thibaut Courtois clutching at thin air after Chelsea's defence had failed to deal with the first corner of the game for the hosts.

    Scott Arfield scores for Burnley
  72. Post update

    Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

    Bucket loads of energy from Burnley. Bags of enthusiasm from those wearing the claret and blue. But the hosts have spent a big chunk of the opening exchanges camped inside their own half. A huge roar goes up as the referee awards Burnley a free-kick midway inside the Chelsea half following John Terry's foul on Lukas Jutkiewicz.

    John Terry challenges for the ball
  73. Post update

    Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

    This is more like winter than summer. There's a strong wind blowing around the ground as heavy rain falls. Jose Mourinho is now wearing a coat.

  74. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ed Fairhead: I'm betting on Ginger Mourinho to out fox Mourinho. Facial hair to make the difference.

    Jake Saunders: For one night only Burnley become the most supported football club in England.

    Kerry Peter Parvin: Watching Burnley v Chelsea on my laptop. Hoping for an upset here so come on Burnley!

  75. Post update

    Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

    Almost first blood to Chelsea.

    A careless clearance by Kieran Trippier hands Chelsea possession on the edge of the Clarets area and Germany World Cup winner Andre Schurrle sees a deflected shot whistle narrowly wide of the net.

  76. Text us on 81111

    From Andrew: Chelsea and Jose Mourinho had no option but to side with youth and select Thibaut Courtois as their number one goalkeeper. He is the future and there's no time like the present to integrate him into the side to develop a partnership with the defenders in front of him. Chelsea should also respect Petr Cech and give him the option to move on to another club to persue first team football if he wishes to do so.

    From John in Poulton le Fylde: Regardless of what team we support, the whole of Lancashire will be willing Burnley to a victory this evening. Best of of luck Sean and the lads

  77. Post update

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Turf Moor

    "This is a Premier League game, but with the atmosphere it feels like an old fashioned FA Cup tie. I've been to a Burnley v Blackburn games here and the noise is louder than that."

  78. Post update

    Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

    It's a helter-skelter, 100mph start. Frantic stuff from both teams. We're still awaiting the first chance.

  79. KICK-OFF

    Burnley 0-0 Chelsea

    And off we go. Burnley get us under way. Superb atmosphere inside Turf Moor.

  80. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Rian Hoskins: Diego Costa will be targeting 36-year-old Michael Duff. You fear for Burnley but their defence was the best in the Championship.

    Richard Mist: If Diego Costa does well Chelsea will be contenders.

    Patrick Chapman: Chelsea look really good this year. Although I'm a big fan of Willian and would've started him tonight.

  81. Post update

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    The decibel levels rise several notches as the hosts emerge from the tunnel to chants of 'Come On Burnley' echoing around the famous old ground of Turf Moor. Then come more chants. 'Ginger Mourinho' as Clarets boss Sean Dyche, dressed in black suit and white shirt, strides across the pitch to take his place in the dug out. Ready?

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche
  82. Second best for Jose

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    We've all heard of second season syndrome - the term used to describe a downturn in fortunes for a football club two seasons after its promotion to the Premier League.

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho arrives at Turf Moor

    Well, there is plenty of proof Jose Mourinho's second season at clubs is always his best. It was then that he won the Champions League while in charge at Porto and Inter Milan.

    At Real Madrid, he finally beat Pep Guardiola's Barcelona to the Spanish title, while breaking points and scoring records, in his second season.

  83. Post update

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Turf Moor

    On the future of goalkeeper Petr Cech...

    "It's about whether Petr Cech can accept the situation about not playing. Chelsea still have Mark Schwarzer as reliable backup don't forget. Cech might just be knocking on Jose Mourinho's door in the next few weeks and asking to leave. If I was him I'd be looking to play."

  84. Smooth operator

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

    And here's Jose Mourinho, looking as smooth as ever in a navy blue suit with a Chelsea badge on his jacket. He's also wearing a club tie and a grey sweater. Top marks, as ever, for style. But will his players produce a 10 out of 10 display for their boss at Turf Moor?

  85. Post update

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Burnley fan Alistair Campbell

    Burnley fan and former Labour director of communications Alastair Campbell on BBC Radio 5 live: "Last season people were asking after every single game 'when is Burnley's bubble going to burst'. We've got to be realistic. It's going to be difficult but along the way I think we can take a few scalps and I've got very high hopes tonight will be one of them."

  86. 15 minutes to kick-off

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Fifteen minutes and counting. Clarets fans are in good voice as kick-off nears. Chelsea fans have travelled in big numbers and the noise from all four ends of the ground is already generating a cracking atmosphere. The Turf Moor pitch looks immaculate.

  87. Post update

    Barcelona v Leon

    Hmm, not taken long for Barca to take the lead against Leon in their pre-season friendly, Lionel Messi converting a cross from Neymar after three minutes.

    This one really could get messy.

  88. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Phil Durrant: Burnley's season depends on Danny Ings. If he's on form they can avoid the drop. He could be an England striker one day.

    Fahad Khan: Really hope Burnley won't be hammered tonight. I am a Chelsea fan, but I strongly want Burnley to survive the drop this season

  89. How one Chelsea striker cost the same as 1,067 Duffs

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Burnley v Tottenham

    Remember the last time Burnley graced the Premier League stage?

    An awful lot has happened at Turf Moor in the 1,562 days since the Clarets signed off the 2009-2010 campaign with a 4-2 win over a Tottenham team featuring Gareth Bale. Indeed the only survivor from the 18 on duty for the hosts that day is defender Michael Duff, who was an unused substitute.

    The 36-year-old cost just £30,000 when Burnley brought him from Cheltenham Town in 2004. It would require 1,067 Duffs to reach the fee spent on Diego Costa.

  90. Post update

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Burnley might be facing a season of struggle, but boss Sean Dyche believes his players will be among the smartest and most polite in the Premier League this season.

    "I learned good moral values from Brian Clough," says the 43-year-old former Nottingham Forest youth team player. "From my parents too. Manners, being polite, respectful. Our players don't walk off the coach with their cans (headphones) around their neck.

    "They are smart in and out of the building. I'm a humble lad with good morals from my parents. Work hard. If you have to clean the floor, make it the cleanest floor ever."

    I can confirm that not one Clarets player was wearing 'cans' when they arrived at Turf Moor. All were dressed in club tracksuits carrying wash bags - and most were wearing smiles.

  91. Post update

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Burnley team sheet

    Chief football correspondent for The Independent newspaper Sam Wallace on Twitter: "To add insult to injury, Burnley have spelled Petr Cech's name wrong on the official team sheet!"

  92. Testing times for Jose

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    No silverware in 2013-14. A demanding owner. These are testing times for Jose Mourinho and the Chelsea manager must deliver the goods if he is to survive, according to Daily Mail columnist Martin Samuel.

    The 51-year-old Portuguese won two league titles and two League Cups during his first stint in charge of Chelsea, but was sacked four months after his only FA Cup triumph in 2007.

    Samuel writes: "When Mourinho was first retained after a disappointing campaign, he did not make it out of September. Second time around, he has been given more time, a year to shape a younger team and this whole season to make it work — but one imagines there the indulgence ends. Mourinho knows what is expected and the attitude that is required to deliver it. He is preparing for his toughest season."

  93. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Rian Hoskins: Petr Cech has been excellent but Thibaut Courtois can still improve and be the best around. Hope Cech stays but will understand if he goes.

    Favour Teibowei: I don't see why a club with two good goalkeepers should have a No 1. They should rotate them every three games.

    AK Kak: Tough call, but the right one from Jose Mourinho. Thibaut Courtois is the one for the future.

  94. Post update

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez, who played 105 games for the Burnley, on Twitter: "Good luck to all the lads at Burnley!"

  95. Here come Chelsea

    And here come Chelsea. Slate grey skies above Turf Moor as Diego Costa, wearing a tracksuit top, goes into his pre-match routine. Turf Moor is filling up. Another half an hour and it will be standing room only.

  96. Post update

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche
  97. Post update

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "A fantastic game, but a tough game for sure. Every year Chelsea are up there, but we believe in what we do so we're looking forward to the game. We've got to build on last season. We like to press, we like to play football. The standard of opposition has gone up considerably, but we don't want to go too far away from what we're about."

    Dyche, nicknamed the 'Ginger Mourinho' by Clarets fans, is all smiles as he signs autographs at Turf Moor. Can his players put their names up in lights?

  98. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Freddie Daniels: Rest in peace James Alexander Gordon. Such fond memories of a wonderful voice that I listened to every Saturday at the final whistle.

    Alistair Lowe: James Alexander Gordon WAS the football scores. Amazing use of tone. Many memories of playing guess the score with my dad.

    Rishi Verma: There are those with a great voice, and there are those with a GREAT voice. James Alexander Gordon was the latter. RIP.

  99. Post update

    Jimmy Armfield

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "I go a long way back with James Alexander Gordon and I think that both 5 live and football have lost a friend today. The style of reading results before he took over was regimented, but he put his own slant on it.

    "He knew when to go up and down with his voice. He had a lovely voice, with a trace of Scot in it, and became synonymous with it the football results. He'll be sadly missed."

  100. Post update

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Turf Moor

    "I'm not sure James Alexander Gordon ever made a mistake in all the years he read out the scores! I always remember my mother saying when I was listening in 'that man who reads out the sounds like a nice man'. And she was completely right."

  101. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster onTwitter: "RIP James Alexander Gordon. Saturday afternoons checking Teletext and listening to the footy scores was The best."

  102. Post update

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    BBC Sport pundit Robbie Savage

    "Diego Costa was prolific for Atletico Madrid as they won La Liga and reached the Champions League final but he is not just a goalscorer - he can lead the line on his own, create chances and also bully opposing defenders.

    "In terms of his physical stature and aggression, Costa suits the Premier League down to the ground and can play the same role for Chelsea that Didier Drogba did during Mourinho's first spell at Chelsea.

    "My only worry about him is that he might get distracted by his personal battle with defenders who try to wind him up."

    Read why Robbie is tipping Chelsea for the Premier League title.

  103. Burnley Team News

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Burnley defender Michael Duff, bought by the club for £30,000 10 years ago and a player who has played in all six top tiers of English football, starts. Summer signings Matt Taylor and Lukas Jutkiewicz make their Clarets debuts.

    Burnley XI: Heaton, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Taylor, Marney, Jones, Arfield, Ings, Jutkiewicz.

  104. Push the button

    Want to get your team's line-up as it's announced, goals as they go in and the final result as the referee blows his whistle? Push alerts within the BBC Sport app mean you can follow your team's games as they happen, wherever you are.

    The app is freely available from Google Play for Android devices, the App Store for iPhones, and the UK Amazon Kindle Fire Appstore.

    As the Sugerbabes would say, push the button.

  105. Post update

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Turf Moor

    Daily Mirror chief sports writer Oliver Holt on Twitter: "Great to be at Turf Moor. Terrific view out over the mills and rolling hills."

  106. Post update

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Turf Moor

    "I think it is the right decision to play Thibaut Courtois. He may as well have stayed at Atletico Madrid for the season rather than warm the bench at Chelsea. But if I was Sean Dyche I would be thinking, let's load the opposition penalty area and see how this guy handles it. You don't get that many crosses in La Liga compared to the Premier League so why not put him under a bit of pressure."

  107. Post update

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Diego Costa
  108. Post update

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    So the team news is out and Diego Costa starts his first competitive game for Chelsea.

    Can Burnley's defence frustrate the £32m signing?

    "Costa is obviously a fantastic player," says Clarets captain and defender Jason Shackell. "For Chelsea to spend that kind of money on him he's got to be a great player, and I'm sure he'll light up the Premier League at some stage this year."

    At some stage? Not tonight? We're about to find out. . .

  109. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Chuck Deni: I know Jose Mourinho can handle the goalkeeper issue at Chelsea. I believe he can keep them both happy.

    Keith Simpson: End of an era for Petr Cech. Start of a legacy for Thibaut Courtois.

    Jon Cook: Big call by Jose Mourinho to include Thibaut Courtois. Could that mean Petr Cech leaving before the window closes?

  110. Chelsea Team News

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Thibaut Courtois arrives at Turf Moor

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho selects Thibaut Courtois in goal, which means Petr Cech, the club's first-choice goalkeeper for the last 10 years, must take a back seat. Summer signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas will make their Chelsea debuts, while fellow new recruits Filipe Luís and Didier Drogba are on the substitutes' bench.

    Chelsea XI: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Fabregas, Matic, Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard, Costa.

  111. Mourinho on Courtois

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: "Obviously a goalkeeper is not a player you are changing match after match, you must give a bit of stability, but this is about performances.

    "Ten years ago I had a very difficult decision to make when you have Carlo Cudicini giving fantastic performances in Chelsea's goal for many years and I made a decision for Petr in 2004-05 because I had in my hands a keeper who I thought could be in Chelsea's goal for many years and years.

    "The situation is similar. We have to think about the future of the club and made a decision to give the goal to Courtois. But I feel so comfortable and so safe having these two goalkeepers with us. Petr is a fantastic professional. He only knew my decision this morning."

  112. Post update

    Barcelona v Leon

    As expected, there is no Luis Suarez in the starting line-up for Barcelona tonight as they take on Leon in a pre-season friendly. Neymar does though. As does Messi. No shortage of star quality at the Nou Camp this season.

    Barcelona: Bravo, Rakitic, Sergio, Iniesta, Messi, Neymar, Rafinha, Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Dani Alves, Mathieu


    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Thibaut Courtois gets the nod ahead of Petr Cech in Chelsea's goal. New £32m striker Diego Costa starts.

  114. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Everton and England midfielder Peter Reid on the death of James Alexander Gordon: "When you are are growing up and the results coming in you always remember his voice. It was a big moment in the week of anyone who loved football, especially in the era before social media and instant television coverage."

  115. Post update

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Juliette Ferrington and BBC 5 live team

    "Here's the 5 Live team of tonight at Turf Moor!"

  116. Post update

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    You can follow all the action from Turf Moor on BBC Radio 5 live. Build-up starts in just a moment at 19:00 BST, with full commentary from 20:00 BST. Darren Fletcher will be presenting the programme, Ian Dennis commentating and Mark Lawrenson summarising.

  117. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Jay Stoll: James Alexander Gordon has died - so sad for Sports Report fanatics. Always loved guessing the scores through his intonation.

    Rory McDermott: Loved listening to the football results from his iconic voice in the car on the way back from Villa Park, even when my team lost. RIP

    Mike Ngarambe: He was the voice of football, and there every Saturday.

  118. Barca debut for Suarez?

    Luis Suarez

    Barcelona manager Luis Enrique says striker Luis Suarez could play a "few minutes" in a friendly against Mexican champions Club Leon later on Monday.

    Suarez's four-month ban for biting an opponent was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) last week.

    But the Uruguay striker, 27, can now train and play in friendly matches, and Enrique said: "He has been working hard when training alone. So I think he can have a few minutes in front of the fans."

    Barca's new summer signings are expected to be unveiled to the club's fans before the match against Leon. So not only Suarez, but goalkeepers Claudio Bravo and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, central defenders Jeremy Mathieu and Thomas Vermaelen and midfielder Ivan Rakitic. Josip Masip has made the step up from Barcelona B and Rafinha, who was on loan at Celta last season.

    The match starts at 19:30 BST.

  119. Post update

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Burnley celebration picture book

    Daily Telegraph football correspondent Henry Winter on Twitter: "A Burnley fan has compiled picture celebration book 'Going Up' while Clarets boss Sean Dyche says in the programme 'We are perhaps the biggest underdogs in the history of the Premier League but that's something to relish not fear'."

  120. Post update

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Chelsea midfielder Ramires: Good luck guys. I'm suspended for first league game, but I have faith and trust in my mates.

  121. Cech or Courtois?

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Chelseak keepers

    His season has not even started but Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho already faces a huge dilemma. Will it be Petr Cech or Thibaut Courtois keeping goal?

    Cech has been first choice keeper for a decade and insisted during pre-season that he would not want to stay at Stamford Bridge if he is put on the bench.

    And, according to the Evening Standard, the three-time Premier League winner could be on his way out, with the newspaper reporting that Mourinho is set to start with Courtois.

    Not long to wait for official confirmation on who starts. Team news is coming up shortly. . .

  122. Post update

    Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Turf Moor

    "Burnley are not glamorous but they are not daft either - they know they not going to attract top foreign players to Turf Moor and it would make no financial sense to spend £10m on a signing.

    "Their manager Sean Dyche's approach to trying to stay in the Premier League is to is keep the nucleus of his side that won promotion together, and they will have a right go at staying up.

    "Yes, they will lose some games and, yes, they will take some beatings but in terms of application and effort they will not be lacking."

  123. Farewell to a broadcasting great

    James Alexander Gordon broadcasting in 1996

    Some sad news to bring you now. Broadcasting great James Alexander Gordon died peacefully on Monday morning at the age of 78.

    James was, of course, synonymous with reading the classified football results on BBC radio for 40 years before his retirement last year.

    He was not only a broadcasting legend, but also a true gentleman and he will be greatly missed by everyone at BBC Sport.

  124. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Chelsea have not won the Premier League title since Burnley last graced the Premier League stage in 2009-10.

    Is this the season they get it right? Have they spent wisely in the summer? Can Burnley learn lessons from their last season in the top-flight or will they be playing in the Championship next season?

    You can text in to 81111 (UK only), tweet us at #bbcfootball, post on our Facebook page or message us on our Google+ page.

  125. Calm before the storm

    Burnley FC

    Burnley on Twitter: Turf Moor is ready.

  126. Post update

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    This time last year Burnley were playing Yeovil at Turf Moor. Now they're hosting the multi-millionaires of Chelsea.

    Jose Mourinho has reacted to last season's trophy-less campaign by shelling out more than £77m on new players, including a cool £32m on Diego Costa. Burnley's most expensive summer signing? Striker Lukas Jutkiewicz, who cost £1.5m from Middlesbrough.

    West London swagger collides with east Lancashire grit.

  127. Post update

    The casualties are scattered far and wide.

    Since the first day of the inaugural Premier League season in 1992, when Sheffield United's Brian Deane felled Manchester United, the opening round of top-flight games has proved a minefield for the big-spending superpowers.

    More recently Liverpool crumbled to a 3-0 defeat at West Brom at the start of the 2012-13 campaign.

    West Brom v Liverpool

    The following season Arsenal were left licking their wounds after a 3-1 home setback at the hands of Aston Villa, Christian Benteke (below) scoring twice.

    Christian Benteke celebrates scoring against Arsenal

    And as recently as Saturday, United were on the end of another opening day surprise as Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson (below) ensured Louis van Gaal's Old Trafford reign started in league defeat.

    Manchester United v Swansea

    Can Premier League newcomers Burnley add Chelsea's name to the list of shock first game failures?