Chelsea 2-3 Burnley

Chelsea have developed an unfortunate habit of summoning dark clouds from a clear blue sky and on Saturday the Premier League champions beckoned on a deluge in the opening match of the defence of their crown.

After a summer of discontent, speculation about the future of manager Antonio Conte, disquiet about the sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United, an ugly wrangle with Diego Costa, the departure of John Terry and a perceived shortfall in signings, Chelsea chose a spectacular way to begin the new season.