Conte: I wasn't sending a message to the Chelsea board.

Antonio Conte hits back at claims he was sending a message to the Chelsea board following their 3-2 defeat to Burnley.

The Clarets enjoyed a memorable first day at Stamford Bridge as they ran riot over the Premier League champions on Saturday.

The west London club had five rookies on the bench as the former Juve boss handed a Premier League debut to Ivory Coast midfielder Jeremie Boga.

However, following the clash, when Conte was questioned about his line-up and the suggestion he was sending some kind of message to the Chelsea board, the Italian replied as the Mirror reported: "Why ask this question? You were not happy with my 11?

"You don’t know me very well and you can see in our pre-season I have always played the best formation and it happened the same today.

“I put the best player we had with this moment. I don’t like this type of thing, about wanting to send a message? Why would I do that?”



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