Burnley broke 44 year-old hoodoo with Chelsea shock


Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was disappointed with his side's discipline during their 3-2 defeat at home to Burnley on Saturday.

Conte has struggled to hide his frustrations over Chelsea's failure to strengthen their squad, with Morata, Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko and back-up goalkeeper Willy Caballero their only new signings.

The Blues surely see this as a game that should be a relatively easy win as Burnley finished 16th last season.

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata broke the club transfer fee record when he signed last month, creating massive expectations at Stamford Bridge.

"It's a great possibility for Michy", said Conte.

Crespo who won the English Premier League title in 2006 during his brief two year stint at Chelsea, Ubelieves the Blues will face difficulty retaining the EPL title this season.

With Willian receiving the ball on the right, the former Real Madrid striker managed to lose his marker in the box, guiding his diving header into the far corner.

Conte said: "I prefer not to answer questions about Costa - for me it's in the past". And it's something that motivates me and makes me work harder every day, to spend an hour every day in the Sports City training. "I know twice as many people are paying attention to me".

"But I won all the titles except for the Champions League". To be fair to the bookies, there is a trend developing, with Leicester's Claudio Ranieri suffering the same fate last season. "I think the situation is clear". It's simple. I am the coach of this team and my aim is to improve my players and my team.

"My only task is to focus on the pitch", Conte said.

Replacing Michy Batshuayi with almost an hour gone, Morata entered the game with his team 3-0 down after a nightmarish first half.

Morata on Friday told Marca "they're already killing me" over scrutiny of his two pre-season games and his 15-minute cameo at Wembley, when he missed a penalty in the shootout. For example, when I was with Juventus I did not score more than 20 goals. To assess the other teams is not important for us.