Conte: Chelsea were 'unlucky'.

Antonio Conte bemoaned missed chances chances in their 2-1 defeat to West Ham on Wednesday night as the Blues were knocked out of the EFL Cup. The Hammers led 2-0 at the London Stadium, thanks to goals by Cheikhou Kouyate and Edimilson Fernandes, before defender Gary Cahill scored a consolation goal late on in the game.

However, Conte was disappointed by his side's last-16 exit in the EFL Cup. "We knew these types of game are very difficult, but I think we played with good intensity and created many chances," said the Italian as Goal reported.

Read More: Pedro reveals Barca talks. "I saw good spirit in my players. They tried until the end to change the result and we created many chances to score. "We didn't expect the second goal so early. This changed our plan and then we tried to change the situation with substitutions, but scored only at the end of the match. We were a bit unlucky in this aspect." Conte added: "This cup was important to check the development of the young players. We have good young players and they need to play. "I think the young players played a good game with the right intensity and concentration. I found a lot of positive things. "Usually you learn more after a defeat than a win. I am optimistic because I saw the right spirit, it's very important."

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