We kept losing our heads in the first half — Conte

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"His hold-up play was poor and he didn't pose enough problems for the Burnley defence running in behind".

Turns out Morata can play, and his diving header met a classy bit of playmaking from Willian to make it 3-1 in the 69th minute.

Chelsea must now dust themselves down after their defeat on Saturday and prepare for their trip to Wembley to take on Tottenham Hotspur next Sunday afternoon.

Conte, though, insisted he endorses Chelsea's decision to loan out emerging talent and would not get drawn into a debate about the club's level of success with transfers. "When it happens with regularity you have to be worried". After 135 minutes of Premier League football we have seen 10 goals scored. "In the second half, my players showed great will to try to change the result".

Substitute Alvaro Morata pulled one back in the second half, and he assisted David Luiz as Chelsea grabbed another, despite Fabregas picking up a second yellow card.

Morata was a half-yard offside when he slid to tap home a Christiansen cross that could've made it 3-2 in the 73rd.

Conte insists he will have no problem making tough decisions this season, with Chelsea having to handle the pressure of being Premier League title holders, while also returning to Champions League competition.

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. And your first away win is important after last season [not getting one until April], so it kills a few things off early doors.

Goals from Sam Vokes (2) and Stephen Ward gave the Clarets an unprecedented 3-0 lead at the break, as Chelsea failed to cope with their motivated opposition. "I think by the end you'd have to say we deserved it".

Similarly, a Chelsea spokesman was just as coy on the matter, telling newsmen that there was "Nothing to report on that".

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