Chelsea fans may not be the happiest football supporters in the Premier League at the moment after the club’s title defence got off to the worst possible start.
Antonio Conte’s men were heavy favourites heading into Saturday’s clash against Burnley at Stamford Bridge, but they ended up losing 3-2.
It was a frantic match that resulted in both Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas getting sent off.
Alvaro Morata, who joined the Blues from Real Madrid in the summer, was a silver lining as he scored after coming on as a substitute, but his goal was not enough to inspire a comeback.
Despite recruiting Morata, Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko, Chelsea’s transfer activity has been criticised.
The reigning champions have lost some key figures including John Terry, who joined Aston Villa earlier in the window, and Nemanja Matic, who was recently sold to rivals Manchester United.
On Twitter, the club’s official page posted quotes from Conte revealing what the team need to do to get back on track against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.
Antonio Conte insists that hard work is the key as the Blues prepare for Tottenham…
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 14, 2017
The fans had some ideas of their own…
add maybe some new players as well
— Menelik (@AM9Tweets) August 14, 2017
The key is new players!!!! The negativity is drowning us and will spin out of control unless new faces are brought in!
— Conte Calcio (@gallagherkyle) August 14, 2017
Get him the players he wants. That's all that matters. Don't tweet just anything. Arrrggghhh
— Avson X Avson (@avson999) August 14, 2017
New signings are the key for our New season.
— Rex Chen (@CfcRex) August 14, 2017
add maybe some new players as well 🙄 gosh
— 1real Williams Brown (@1realStarbreezy) August 14, 2017
Am tired with @ChelseaFC ,we barely have enough players to contend with,now you sold all the players,is it money you are looking for or what
— ola (@laydoh_wirizkid) August 14, 2017
Not just hard work.. We need more quality players like Van Dijk, Mahrez, and Alex Sandro.
— ILHAM ARDA (@ilham_arda) August 14, 2017
— Karabo Ray Molotsi (@imstillRay) August 14, 2017