Antonio Conte was furious with his Chelsea players following the Blues’ 3-2 home loss to Burnley on Saturday afternoon. Chelsea were down 3-0 by halftime and finished the match with just nine men after both Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas were sent off. Cahill was sent off after a mere 14 minutes after a straight red card, while Fabregas dismissed with only a few minutes remaining in the fixtures.
Conte was angry with his Chelsea players and spoke about their inability to keep their heads in his post-match press conference.
“The sending off of Cahill was a key moment, because to play the rest of the game with 10 and then nine men is not easy,” Conte said.
“In recent games we have finished with nine or 10 men. I have to try to adapt a new system and to anticipate playing with nine or 10 men in the next game.
“I don’t want to comment on the referee, absolutely not.
“We tried until the end to reach a good result against Burnley – it was a pity because our fight in the second half was very good.
“But our first half we kept losing our heads.
“After the red card we lost our heads, conceded two goals and then it’s very difficult to change the final result.”
Chelsea will travel to Tottenham in week 2 of the Premier League season as the club’s season suddenly gets more difficult after losing a match they were expected to win.
The Blues’ loss helps the other top four sides in the Premier League as the reigning champions dropped points in week 1. Chelsea will look back toward the summer transfer market to now strength their side further.
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