Chelsea Lost Composure Vs Burnley, Morata Needs To Adapt — Conte

Antonio Conte speaks at Chelsea press conference

Chelsea begin another title defense on Saturday, hosting Burnley in the first of seven games on the Saturday slate.

As well as defender Terry and midfielder Matic, Chelsea have sold Asmir Begovic to Bournemouth, while last season's top scorer Diego Costa has been told he is free to leave. If the club decide to send the players on loan for their development it is because these players are not ready to play for Chelsea.

The Blues were better after the break and pulled a goal back when summer signing Alvaro Morata headed in shortly after coming off the bench.

Burnley forward Sam Vokes reveals his 'delight' after scoring twice in Saturday's 3-2 victory at Premier League champions Chelsea. After the game, Conte admitted his team simply lacked composure following Cahill's dismissal.

These sides last met at Stamford Bridge last August, with Chelsea running out comfortable 3-0 winners.

With Chelsea building momentum, and the Clarets looking increasingly fragile, Cesc Fabregas was sent off for his second yellow card. Despite this we also saw the great spirit and great commitment of my players and we must be very proud of this. Why do I have to send a message? Why? Why?

Chelsea put in a much improved second-half display and showed fantastic fight and commitment to make Burnley work for the three points that seemed so nailed on at half time.

But the game takes on even bigger significance with the absence of suspended pair Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas.

The visit to Wembley on next Sunday to face Tottenham was already a big game.

Conte said his halftime team talk, which along with the introduction of new striker Alvaro Morata who scored on his debut, appeared to completely transform the game, involved pointing out how the players had panicked and lost their shape.

Amid the Italian's reported frustration with Chelsea's performance in the transfer market, Wenger claimed he appreciates his counterpart's situation at Stamford Bridge, but does not feel sorry for him.

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