How we took care of Moses-less Chelsea - Dyche

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 13/08/2017

How we took care of Moses-less Chelsea - Dyche

Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes his team's ability to keep their focus on despite playing a Moses-less Chelsea side with ten men on Saturday was key to their unforeseen victory at Stamford Bridge.

Moses missed the season opener to suspension following his sending off in the FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal last May at Wembley stadium.

Champions Chelsea suffered a nightmare start to their Premier League title defence, having two men sent off as Dyche's men held on to claim a superb 3-2 win at the Bridge with Sam Vokes netting twice - a header and a volley - either side of a lashing angled drive from Stephen Ward.

Burnley boss Dyche in a post match reaction said: "We are learning and building an assured view of the Premier League. But today big decisions changed the outcome, quite obviously. The first half pleased me because although Chelsea went to 10 men, it was not easy. We kept going, kept probing and it's 3-0 at the interval.

"Winning away from home on the first day quietens down some stories - we're written off at the start of every season. It kills off a few things early doors and it allows the players that space for growth. Chelsea have players of such calibre and to see the game through is so pleasing." Dyche said as quoted in BBC Sports

A first half red card to new Chelsea captain Gary Cahill for a lunging tackle on Steven Defour midway through the first half and Cesc Fabregas's late challenge on Jack Cork which ushered in his a second yellow card of the game following a first received for dissent left the Blues with nine men.