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Chelsea beat Burnley 3-1

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Chelsea beat Burnley 3-1

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BURNLEY, England (AP) – Diego Costa scored just 17 minutes into his debut and Cesc Fabregas had two assists in a superb display as Chelsea opened their Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win at newcomer Burnley.
The hosts were given hope of a huge upset when Scott Arfield put Burnley in front in the 14th minute, but it was all Chelsea after that.
Costa showed why Chelsea spent 32 million pounds ($53 million) to bring him in from Atletico Madrid when he slotted in the equaliser just three minutes later, and Fabregas set up Andre Schuerrle with a sublime pass in the 21st as the German World Cup winner made it 2-1.
Fabregas then sent in a corner in the 34th that Branislav Ivanovic volleyed into the net after some slack defending.