We are a great team only on paper: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte

London, Sep 25: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has criticised his own team for back to back defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal. [Arsenal rout rivals Chelsea 3-0]

The Gunnners pumped 3 goals last night (September 24) as they thrash arch-rivals Chelsea FC 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

Antonio Conte (Image courtesy: Premier League Twitter handle)

After the crushing defeat Antonio Conte addressed the press where he said: "What happened? I think from the first minute we didn't have the right attitude."I think we played a bad game against a tough team, very organised, very prepared in the tactical physical aspect.

"I think that after today we are thinking that we must work a lot, because now we are a great team only on paper."

Arsenal climbed up the league table and are on third position in the league table. Chelsea on other hand are yet to win a game in the three matches. They are now struggling in the 8th position.

Conte further added: "I don't want to talk about the mistakes because it's not right for the player.

"We win as a team, we lose as a team. We know we must work a lot and if someone thinks this team now is ready to fight, I think we must wait and work to improve a lot and to come back a great team not only on paper, but on the pitch."

On Eden Hazard and Diego Costa's poor performance against rivals, the manager said: "I think it's always a team problem, not an individual player.

"If the team works, the individual players play a good game. When nothing works, it's very difficult for individual players to play a good game."

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