Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists his side have no excuses after they were beaten 3-0 at home by Bournemouth.
The Cherries scored three goals in 16 remarkable second-half minutes to record a sensational victory at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.
Callum Wilson opened the scoring for the visitors shortly after the interval before Junior Stanislas doubled their lead with 64 minutes on the clock.
Former Chelsea defender Nathan Ake then netted a third moments later to stun Antonio Conte’s toothless side on a night to forget for the Premier League champions.
“I think they deserve to win the game and I’m right to say this, they deserve to win the game and we tried to do something but today it was very difficult for us even in the first half when the result was 0-0, I think we struggled a lot,” Conte told the BBC.
“[We struggled] for many reasons, but it’s not important to speak about excuses, they deserve to win and we need to restart to work and to do our best.
“We have to accept it’s a bad result and understand that we have to fight this season, if someone didn’t understand this they don’t understand football. Football is not simple.”
Conte also insisted that losing Andreas Christensen early in the game is not an excuse for their poor showing.
“I don’t think this affected the defence or the team, in other circumstances we play in same way and win, I repeat today is a bad day and they deserve to win and we have to accept result and bad mistakes.”
On a deadline day which included the signing of Olivier Giroud and the departure of Michy Batshuayi, the Italian boss was in no mood to discuss his transfer business.
“In the past with a striker we have chances and still don’t score. I think now is not the right moment to speak of the transfer market for me. It’s not important, it’s important to work and do best with my players.”