Conte favourite to become first Premier League manager to be sacked

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Their first away trip in that unfortunate sequence was a 3-0 defeat - at Chelsea, on August 27.

Chelsea were reduced to nine players in the 81st minute when Cesc Fabregas was shown a second yellow card but Dyche felt his team deserved the win.

"But our first half we kept losing our heads - after the red card we lost our heads a bit, conceded three goals and then it's very hard to change the final result".

"Overall (we deserved it), they're a top class side, with fantastic individuals, and 3-0 down is not usual for them", Dyche said.

Ward delivered a stunning shot from a tight angle for the second, but having been played in by a one-two he was allowed into a scoring position far too easily with N'golo Kante enabling him to escape.

"I thought we were strong early in the game, while it was 11 v 11".

"Your first win of course is always important when you are written off like we are every year".

"But today I saw two faces of the team - one positive in the second half and one negative in the first half".

"Our mentality I was really pleased with, to see the game through".

It didn't take long for the visitors to double the advantage and Mooy was again in the thick of it. Morata scores - Luiz makes space to whip in a unsafe cross into the six yard box and Morata is alert, sprinting towards it to send a diving header past Heaton.

"Big decisions changed the outcome, quite obviously". That said, how do you respond to it?

"Despite this we also saw the great spirit and great commitment of my players and we must be very proud of this".

The goals kept coming after Arsenal's thrilling 4-3 win over Leicester on Friday. "The second half was a lot better but we forgot to close the game". We tried to contain - not easy.

"Overall we deserved it".

Record signing Alvaro Morata may have been able to come off the bench to briefly give Chelsea hope, but the remainder of Conte's subs looked rather uninspiring, such as Fikayo Tomori, Charly Musonda and Kyle Scott.

Following his side's defeats in the Community Shield and on the opening day of the Premier League season, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is more desperate than ever to add to his squad before the end of the transfer window. "That is something that we've got to continue to work on".

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