"We solved a lot in this summer, and for this reason it's very important to try to improve our squad because we have one more competition. But I've already adapted and I'm excited to play".
Conte, who named £58million Spain striker Alvaro Mata on the bench, denied a suggestion that his team selection was a message to the board that he is disgruntled over Chelsea's transfer activity this summer. My only task is to be focused on the pitch.
"I think I have for sure a good relationship with the club, with my owner", he said.
Things are more comfortable on the personal front for Conte, who recently signed a new, improved contract and will have his family - wife Elisabetta and daughter Vittoria - living with him in London this season.
"At the start of this season it's simple to tell that in this league there are six top teams who should be fighting for the title". Conte would not talk about individuals - "the club knows very well my opinion" - but he was happy to make a broader point.
Conte then praised the quality of the opposition for their opening fixture.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche praised Pawson's officiating of the game, insisting he had performed well in hard circumstances, and declared his team worthy winners. They were the best team by far last season and I still think a lot of that quality is there, ' said the 39-year-old former England worldwide, who is now a BT Sport pundit.
"I am not anxious because we have to trust in our work and today there were three injured players, Pedro, Hazard, Bakayoko, one player missed for a ban in Moses. He is a strong player with a good personality". Although Morata has not played under Conte before his Chelsea move, the Spaniard has operated successfully as a forward at Juventus, where the foundations of the 3-5-2 system was laid by Conte.
With Willian receiving the ball on the right, the former Real Madrid striker managed to lose his marker in the box, guiding his diving header into the far corner. It depends, Conte said, on their ability to deal with consistent pressure, the kind their manager seems to put naturally upon himself.