Chelsea boss Antonio Conte doesn't want any sympathy
Aug 13 2017 by Marjorie Miles
After Captain Gary Cahill received a straight red card for a reckless tackle on Steven Defour just after 14 minutes of action, Sam Vokes put Burnley ahead in the 24th minute, volleying in Matthew Lowton's cross.
Alvaro Morata nearly inspired a comeback as a second-half substitute, scoring before setting up a late strike for David Luiz, a goal that came after Cesc Fabregas' removal for a second yellow had seen Chelsea reduced to nine men. "If the club decides to send on loan players for their development it's because these players are not ready to play for Chelsea".
"We tried until the end to reach a good result against Burnley". However, David Luiz ensured a tense finish when he volleyed home in the 88th after being teed up by the influential Morata.
Jon Walters has seen enough of his new club Burnley to be sure there will be no case of "second season syndrome" at Turf Moor.
But responding to Wenger's comments, Conte said at Friday's pre-match press conference: 'My message is that I'm not looking for sympathy from any coaches for this situation. Burnley will have to be compact defensively and hope that Chelsea's attack fumbles without their best player. "Our fight in the second half was very good".
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I do think Alexandre Lacazette will be clinical but I can't guarantee he'll score in the big games, so I'd back him each-way. So Jose Mourihno has strengthened in the areas he's needed to and they look stronger and will challenge for the title.