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Chelsea lost to Roma 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday night, and it’s that kind of result that can kill the morale of a team.

For Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, the team’s first half display was good enough, but things just didn’t work for his team that conceded a goal less than 60 seconds into the game.

Conte told reporters after the game: “I actually believe we played a good match in the first half, but were 2-0 down. We could have scored after 30 seconds and then suffered on the break.

“We created many chances, were not clinical and ruthless enough, then suffered from their second shot on target. What I’m most disappointed about was the performance in the second half when Roma had more hunger, more desire, more fight to beat us and clearly deserved this win.”

He then added: “I was clear. I was satisfied with the first half performance and the score was unfair. But we lacked everything in the second half and Roma were the better team in every point, in terms of motivation and hunger. They won all the duels and more than deserved this win.”

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