"We must pay attention and try to keep our heads the rest of the game". "We didn't lose our balance and I have to be proud about the great commitment, the great desire, the great will of my players even though it was very hard to change the result in the second half". The Belgian was used primarily as a back-to-goal target man, with 55.6 per cent of his passes played backward.
Asked why he was down on his team's prospects, Conte again eluded to transfer business when he replied: "I have always answered this question, not only once but twice, three times".
A second half rally only served to paper over the cracks that have been showing all summer.
Chelsea, to their credit, came out well in the second half, and pulled one back in the 70th minute through substitute, and record signing, Alvaro Morata, who finished easily from Willian's cross.
However, the fact Chelsea have lost all but one of their pre-season matches means the Clarets do have reason for optimism - Conte's men may not yet be up to full speed. "I am not anxious, I am ready to fight with these players".
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"His movement in the box was good and he got himself a goal and an assist".
With just five minutes to the break, Conte looked desperate to get his players in for a regroup but the reigning champions dropped further behind as Burnley grabbed a brilliant second in the 40th minute.
The former Juventus coach nonetheless recognized his team's effort in the second half, with Chelsea in the second period looking much like the team that won the title last season.
"If you have a red card early in the game it's a shock moment for everyone but we are all professionals and we need to do better in those kind of situations", Rudiger told Chelsea's website.
Conte played down any sense of crisis or fear of a meltdown similar to 2015-16, insisting Chelsea would "find a solution".