CONTE TALKS ABOUT THE REFEREE

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Chelsea started the game against Burnley dominating possession and looking in control of the game only for the referee Craig Pawson to send Gary Cahill off just after 13 minutes of play.

For Conte, the sending off of Cahill was the turning point of the game as Burnley went in 3 goals up at half-time.

Speaking about Cahill’s sending off in his post-match press conference, the Chelsea manager said: “For sure it was a key moment, because after this red card we lost our composure and we conceded three goals and I think we have to improve a lot on this aspect.

“It can happen this situation of this type, we must pay attention and try to think that there is the rest of the game to try do your best. Instead there were three goals, and the second half it was too much to change the final result despite the great commitment and desire of the players, I was very proud for this. I saw two phases, one positive, the second half, and the negative, first half.”

Cesc Fabregas was also sent off with 9 minutes left as Chelsea ended the game with 9 men.

Conte chose not to talk about the referee’s performance after the game as he admitted that eve everyone can make mistakes.

“I prefer not to comment on the referee decisions and the performance of the referee. I think the coach can make mistakes, the players can and the referee can,” said the Chelsea manager.

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