Manager Antonio Conte admits Chelsea is going through some problems, but was quick to tell fans that the club will give its best as the English Premier League resumes this weekend.

Conte has conceded it hasn't been plain sailing for Chelsea as they prepare to face Burnley on Saturday.

"We are facing different problems. But we must be ready to try to do our best tomorrow," he told reporters on Friday.

But despite Chelsea's troubles, the former Juventus coach claimed he doesn't care what anyone thinks about his club's predicament.

"I'm not looking for sympathy of any coaches for this situation. This is my message," Conte said.

"The situation is clear. If the club decide to send on loan players for their development it's because these players are not ready to play for Chelsea.

"It's simple. I think I'm the coach of this team. My aim is to try to improve my players, to try to improve my team.

"I repeat: my only task is to focus on the pitch, what happens on the pitch, during the training session to work with my players. This must be my focus during this period.

"The club knows very well what is my opinion. And then I repeat: the club is trying to do their best on the transfer market."

Conte has been frustrated by Chelsea's failure to land his top transfer targets while the champions' title rivals embarked on multi-million pound spending sprees.

The Chelsea manager's public complaints about the size of his squad have grown louder since his club's decision to approve the sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United.

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