Antonio Conte tells Chelsea fans: My soul is bad today

Antonio Conte admits he was bitterly disappointed by Chelsea's 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace on Sunday

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte Photo: Screengrab

Antonio Conte has admitted that Chelsea’s defeat by Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday was a bitter pill to swallow.

The Blues suffered their second consecutive loss in the Premier League as Roy Hodgson’s men netted a 2-1 victory over the west London side at Selhurst Park.

Chelsea are having to contend with something of an injury crisis, with the likes of Alvaro Morata and N’Golo Kante currently sidelined.

The defeat left Chelsea nine points behind leaders Manchester City after eight games of the new campaign and with it all to do if they are to claw their way back into the title race.

And Conte has admitted that he was bitterly disappointed by the result as his Chelsea side suffered another damaging defeat.

Speaking at his post-match news conference at Selhurst Park, Conte said: “Every coach has to solve their own situation.

“I don’t like to lose, especially twice in a row.

“For sure today my soul is bad and it will be difficult for me to sleep, but we must have the same sensation, me and my players, to turn a negative situation into a positive.”

Conte will aim to rally his troops and get them ready for their crunch clash against Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The Blues, who won the Premier League in style under Conte last term, have won both of their opening Champions League group games so far this season against Qarabag and Atletico Madrid.

Chelsea then return to Premier League action with a home clash against Watford next weekend.

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