But that they did in heroic fashion to register an immediate away win and lay down a marker for the battles to come.
Chelsea dominated en route to winning the Premier League last season.
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Liverpool turned it around early in the second half, with Roberto Firmino equalising from the penalty spot after Salah was brought down in the area by goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes on 55 minutes and then Salah nudging home.
He ought to have been closer to Burnley striker Vokes when Matthew Lowton curled in a 24th minute cross, but the Welshman was given space to clip a volley off Luiz's heels and past Thibaut Courtois.
Morata made the flawless impact as he pulled a goal back for Chelsea in the 68th minute as he headed home Willian's cross.
The story of the match was nearly encapsulated in the first few minutes of play when Marcos Alonso's reckless challenge was punished with a yellow and Ben Mee headed straight at Thibault Courtois from the ensuing free kick.
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Heaton made an excellent stop from Alonso's curling free-kick, but Chelsea did get a goal back with 21 minutes remaining, Morata swooping in to beat the Burnley keeper with a diving header after Willian's delivery found him in space.
Wayne Rooney crowned his first appearance for formative club Everton since 2004 by notching the victor in a 1-0 win over Stoke City, heading in Dominic Calvert-Lewin's cross for his 199th Premier League goal.
No goals in a disgusting game at St Mary's, as Southampton toiled without fruition despite a late flurry of pressure, and Swansea failed to manage a shot on target.
Elsewhere, Miguel Britos scored a dramatic 93rd-minute equaliser for Watford as Liverpool were held to a thrilling 3-all draw at Vicarage Road.
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Jermain Defoe came off the bench having not been deemed fit enough to start for Bournemouth, but not even the Cherries' new goal machine could salvage anything for Eddie Howe's side who go home disappointed.