Chelsea’s title defence got off to the worst possible start on the opening day of this season.
Burnley were the visitors to Stamford Bridge and given that they had only won one away game in the whole of the last Premier League campaign, an easy home win was predicted.
Gary Cahill’s red card inside a quarter of an hour set the tone and Sean Dyche’s side stunned the Blues with three first half goals before half time.
The second half brought more drama in the shape of a Cesc Fabregas red card and goals from Alvaro Morata and David Luiz.
A lot has changed since then but the return fixture will have been one date that many Chelsea fans and players will have marked in their diary as an opportunity for revenge. But it might not prove that easy.
📆 Our Premier League match against Burnley will now take place on Thursday 19 April… pic.twitter.com/Ob2hHV9oqR
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 22, 2018
The match has been rearranged for Thursday 19 April, just three days before Chelsea face Southampton at Wembley for a place in the final of the FA Cup.
It is fair to say that the Blues fans are not happy at all about it and we’ve taken a closer look at the best of their reaction…
Thursday Night at Burnley, FA and Premier League back at it again with no considerations for fans
— CFC DAILY (@CFCDaiIy) March 22, 2018
The THURSDAY before the FA Cup semifinal? You do know it's not the Europa League @FA #PL ? Thursday is an awful day for football (as is Monday) but please explain the rationale why not Wednesday? Unless we're made to play Huddersfield on the Tuesday!
— Steve Palmer (@SteveP37) March 22, 2018
Days before the FA cup semi ?? Why not a Wednesday? 🤦🏽♂️
— Rahul Wadhwani (@Rahul__Wadhwani) March 22, 2018
Well done Premier League Dreadful decision
— Lewis wilks (@lewisdw03) March 22, 2018
— Paul Hicks (@hicksy15) March 22, 2018
Thursday night . 3 days b4 semi . Shocking. Disgrace . Slap in the face for proper fans .
— Robert Bell (@BellyIdol) March 22, 2018
Thursday?? Wtf shouldn't it be on the Wednesday of that week? That's a little too close to our FA Cup semifinal!
— Alex Peers (@dj_themes) March 22, 2018
Why???! The Thursday before our FA Cup semi final!!!
— Steve Bennett (@SteveChelseaFC) March 22, 2018