Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

We kept losing our heads in the first half — Conte

We kept losing our heads in the first half — Conte

The defeat, after a troubled summer, was a worrying echo of the manner in which Jose Mourinho's champions collapsed two seasons ago, costing the 'Special One' his job - and on Saturday night bookmakers installed Conte as the favourite to be the first Premier League manager to leave his club this season. I know that twice as many people are looking at me now.

"I admit it's a very important amount but I have the personality to play calmly and to stay on my path", he told Marca. Why do I have to send a message? Why? Why?

"[Cahill's early sending off] was a key moment, because to play the rest of the game with 10 men, and then with nine men, is not easy".

"I think that the coach, the players and referee can make mistakes".

We will have our eye on all five of this afternoon's 3pm kick-offs with particular focus on the action at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea begin their title defence at home to Burnley.

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Lynch did not play in Saturday's game, and he had left the locker room by the time reporters arrived. "I said, 'So you understand how I feel".

Morata thought he had a second soon after but his strike was chalked off for offside and Chelsea's chances of fighting back appeared to be over when Cesc Fabregas received a second yellow card on 81 minutes. "It was always going to be tough here but we got our heads down and put in a performance". I am not worried.

Here's how Twitter reacted to the game.

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. He played a really good game in his 30 minutes, scored a goal and this is good news for us.

"It allows our players just that little edge of growth. We didn't lose the balance and we tried to change the final result".

"I'm very proud of my players, but in this game we saw two faces - the first half negative and the second half positive". It's something that motivates me and makes me work harder every day.

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