Antonio Conte admits that below-par Chelsea deserved to lose against Bournemouth on Wednesday.
The Blues conceded three goals in 16 minutes to sink to a 3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, but Conte had no complaints.
“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.
“[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.”