The visitors produced plenty of neat football throughout, but were unable to create much threat and fell behind after 31 minutes when Ahmed Hegazi headed in a Chris Brunt free kick. The 28-year-old has been prolific, scoring 20 goals and providing seven assists last season, per WhoScored.com.
"They actually missed and when you watch Gary Cahill's reaction at the end, he actually turns his foot to avoid contact with the studs, but also to defend the ball because he thinks Defour is going to clear the ball up; he turns his leg at the last minute to stop the pass going forward".
They'll need to, with title favorite Manchester City's expensively assembled team starting with a comfortable 2-0 win at Brighton.
Sam Vokes added his second of the game shortly after as Sean Dyche's side went into the break three goals in front.
In June, Costa said Conte sent him a text telling him he would not be part of the squad for next season. They can pay for the pressure.
He found the back of the net shortly afterwards again but was denied by the linesman for offside.
Next up for Chelsea is a tricky trip to Wembley to face Tottenham Hotspur next weekend. But it was ultimately too little too late, as the defending Premier League champions' terrible first half proved the difference. I have seen the sort of person he is.
City needed to show patience, with Sergio Aguero breaking the deadlock in the 70th followed by an own goal from Lewis Dunk in the 75th. Nobody is looking at the table.
Playing in the top flight for the first time in 45 years, Huddersfield beat Crystal Palace 3-0 away as record signing Steve Mounie scored twice in a dream start for the promoted club. A relegation battle is likely to ensue in the coming months, but their fans will remember Week 1.
Sadio Mane hit back on 29 minutes, but Liverpool's defensive weaknesses were exposed again as Abdoulaye Doucoure slotted in for 2-1.
The most significant trophy on the shelf is a large cup received from Spanish newspaper Marca, given to La Liga's top Spanish scorer.
"They want me to be there training with the reserves".