Gary Lineker reacts to Chelsea's 3-2 loss to Burnley on Twitter

Postado Agosto 13, 2017

Burnley begin life without Michael Keane and Andre Gray today.

"I think we must have the right experience to face this type of situation, above all in the last three official games we have ended twice with ten men against Arsenal, and today with nine".

The Italian speaking to the media during his pre-match conference on Friday also responded to comments made by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger that he should deal with his small squad by recalling loan players.

"I'm sure there would have been meetings in preseason between Conte and his players letting them know that". "We solved a lot in this summer, and for this reason it's very important to try to improve our squad because we have one more competition". I am not anxious. My only task is to be focused on the pitch. "It was a hard situation; I was leaving a team that's my home and who are winning everything at the moment".

Chelsea rode a wave of momentum to the Premier League title in 2016-17, yet the arrival of a new season has seen a potential storm gathering over Stamford Bridge.

Things are more comfortable on the personal front for Conte, who recently signed a new, improved contract and will have his family - wife Elisabetta and daughter Vittoria - living with him in London this season.

"At the start of this season it's simple to tell that in this league there are six top teams who should be fighting for the title". Conte would not talk about individuals - "the club knows very well my opinion" - but he was happy to make a broader point.

Conte then praised the quality of the opposition for their opening fixture. He is also very good in the air and intelligent off the ball, making runs into the box with his pace, which creates a real threat to any defence.

Summer signings Antonio Rüdiger and Álvaro Morata are both expected to feature in Chelsea's starting lineup, though Antonio Conte's side will be without the injured Tiemoué Bakayoko and Eden Hazard, while Victor Moses is suspended.

"He's a good player".

'Diego Costa did it by nature because he has a huge personality, is really strong and he did it aggressively. Although Morata has not played under Conte before his Chelsea move, the Spaniard has operated successfully as a forward at Juventus, where the foundations of the 3-5-2 system was laid by Conte.

But David Luiz fired home from inside the box after being set up by a Morata header to set up a frantic final few minutes, during which Burnley struck the post through Robbie Brady before holding on to take the three points.

Many people wondered just what Conte was playing at, especially after seeing the club lose Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, and it seems that Garth Crooks has said what everyone else has been thinking in terms of the situation - and blasted Conte for his stupidity and rash actions.