Conte unimpressed with Chelsea form

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Antonio Conte has slammed the football played by Chelsea in their dramatic 3-3 draw with Roma on Wednesday night.

David Luiz got the scoring underway at Stamford Bridge ahead of a goal from Eden Hazard on 37 minutes.

Aleksandar Kolarov pulled a goal back for Roma on 40 minutes before a brace from Edin Dzeko (64, 70) turned the game on its head. 

Hazard though rescued a point for Chelsea with his second of the night, with 75 minutes played.

After the game, a disillusioned Conte expressed his frustrations to the club's official website: "I like to be honest. For sure I didn’t like the type of football that we did for a lot of the game.

"It’s right to take responsibility for this. I tried with one hand to protect my team to become more solid and move a central defender into midfield, Luiz.

"On the other hand, we totally lost our style of football. I didn’t like this.

"In the end, I think the result was fair. We were 2-0 up but we weren’t in control of the game and it’s right to take the responsibility for this. Sometimes you have to find the right solution to try to protect your team. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad.

"When we switched back to our system, we pushed deeper, we had chances and in some instances, we played good football.

"You know our situation very well. It was good to draw because Roma deserved this result. I have to praise my players because they showed me a big effort, a big commitment tonight otherwise we lose the game."

Conte added that Luiz was substituted early in the second half with a "pain in his calf".

The draw left Chelsea top of Group C with seven points, ahead of Roma (5), Atletico Madrid (2) and Qarabag (1).