Chelsea’s title defence got off to the worst start, as Burnley won a five-goal thriller at Stamford Bridge.
Gary Cahill was sent off after 14 minutes and Burnley took full advantage. Sam Vokes put the visitors ahead inside of 30 minutes.
Stephen Ward doubled the Clarets’ advantage before half-time. After the restart, Vokes bagged his second and Burnley’s third to put the game beyond doubt.
Chelsea pulled two goals back in the second half through Alvaro Morata and David Luiz, but it wasn’t enough to stop Burnley picking up all three points.
Arsenal and Leicester played out a sensational opening Premier League game on Friday night.
New-boy Alexandre Lacazette put Arsenal ahead minutes into the match, before Leicester came from behind to take the lead, courtesy of goals from Shinji Okazaki and Jamie Vardy.
The Gunners responded through Danny Welbeck, to go into the break level at the Emirates, but Leicester took the lead again when Vardy grabbed his second of the game.
Aaron Ramsey equalised for the hosts in the 83rd minute before Olivier Giroud sealed the comeback with the winning goal in the 85th minute.
Arsenal finished the weekend fifth in the Premier League table. Manchester United finished top after a big win over West Ham United, with Huddersfield Town, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur making up the top four.
Premier League Gameweek 1 results:
Friday, August 11, 2017
- Arsenal 4-3 Leicester City
Saturday, August 12
- Watford 3-3 Liverpool
- West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Bournemouth
- Southampton 0-0 Swansea City
- Chelsea 2-3 Burnley
- Crystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield Town
- Everton 1-0 Stoke City
- Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Manchester City
Sunday, August 13
- Newcastle United 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur
- Manchester United 4-0 West Ham United