Five things to take from Chelsea’s Turf Moor triumph.
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Chelsea kicked off their 2014/15 Premier League campaign in perfect fashion, with Jose Mourinho’s side coming from behind to earn a 3-1 victory over newly promoted Burnley in an entertaining game at Turf Moor.
They had fallen behind early on, when Scottish midfielder Scott Arfield flashed a wonderful strike past debutant Thibaut Courtois, although his fellow new boy Diego Costa equalised within moments from close range.
A sweeping team move saw Andre Schurrle touch home from a brilliant Cesc Fabregas pass, before Branislav Ivanovic bundled home to secure the win.
Chelsea took their foot off the gas in the second half after doing the damage early on, but there were still plenty of positives for Mourinho. These were the five things that we took:
Petr Cech will find it hard to regain his place
Experienced Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech was dropped by Jose Mourinho for the game, with Belgian Thibaut Courtois eventually making his long-awaited debut for the club. Courtois was excellent, making one superb fingertip save from Scott Arfield and generally commanding his box brilliant, taking crosses cleanly and exuding confidence. Cech will find it very tough to get back in.