LONDON (AP) Chelsea began its Premier League title defense with a red card for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and a 2-2 draw against Swansea on a frustrating opening Saturday for the English champions.
Jose Mourinho's side twice had the lead, but paid the price for Courtois' rash challenge on Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis as the France international raced through on the counterattack.
Manchester United needed an own goal to start the new season with a 1-0 victory over Tottenham, while Claudio Ranieri's Leicester beat Sunderland 4-2 and Crystal Palace earned a controversial 3-1 win at Norwich.
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