Soccer NewsSaturday 12th August 2017

(Video) Chelsea captain gets destroyed by fans, sent off after 14 minutes in absolute nightmare start for champions

(Video) Chelsea captain gets destroyed by fans, sent off after 14 minutes in absolute nightmare start for champions

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill was sent off just 14 minutes into the new Premier League season for this reckless tackle against Burnley.

The champions would have hoped to make a positive start to the new campaign as they look to defend their crown, but it was anything but straight-forward at Stamford Bridge.

Just 14 minutes into the game, Cahill saw red for this foul, with some arguing that it was harsh albeit reckless, before Sam Vokes gave the visitors the lead to leave Antonio Conte’s side with it all to do.

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the nightmare was the reaction to Cahill’s sending off, with many Chelsea fans, as seen below, sharing their frustration and anger with the England international who evidently isn’t a widely popular figure.

He’ll now likely miss the next three games, including next week’s trip to Wembley to face Tottenham, but Chelsea’s more immediate concern will be rescuing something from Saturday’s season-opener with Stephan Ward and Vokes making it 3-0 to Burnley shortly before half-time in a shocking turn of events.

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