Chelsea vs Burnley: Conte speaks on Cahill's red card

Antonio Conte Reveals Why Alvaro Morata Is Yet To Start For Chelsea
Chelsea vs Burnley English Premier League 2017
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13 Agosto, 2017

But just when it looked like Chelsea were back in the game, they had another man sent off for, this time Cesc Fabregas was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Following an early red card for Gary Cahill, the Clarets began to tear Antonio Conte's side apart at will. Sam Vokes bagged two either side of an absolutely outrageous volley from Stephen Ward.

Alvaro Morata, on as a second-half substitute, reduced the deficit in his first league start since a club-record move from Real Madrid for 58 million pounds ($75 million).

Burnley have now beaten Chelsea twice in the last 40 years, the first victory coming on April 23, 1983, when both sides were in the second division.

Conte then joked: "I think I will have to adapt a new system to play with nine men or 10 men for the next game, to anticipate this situation!"

Conte said he did not want to answer questions about Costa, but tellingly conceded: "For me it's in the past". 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. The makeshift front line of Michy Batshuayi, Willian and 20-year-old Jeremie Boga looked lively with Cesc Fabregas pulling the strings from midfield.

That is the opinion of pundit and former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas, who is not sure Conte is satisfied in his position. But no one would have expected what was to unfold at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Blues didn't come pouring out of the gates, either, though the hour mark saw a decent chance and shouts for a penalty as Burnley got extra chippy.

"We were sloppy at times but we ground the result out and we're delighted as a result", Vokes told the BBC.

The champions won 19 of 21 matches across all competitions at Stamford Bridge last season while Burnley took a scant seven points at Turf Moor all season.

"Also I have to study a new formation with 10 men, because when it happens with this regularity I must be worried".

"The club are trying to do their best", said the Italian.


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