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Chelsea boss Scolari blames finishing for Cup shock

Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari says they simply didn't take their chances after last night's Carling Cup shock by Burnley.

Burnley advanced to the quarter-finals of the competition after a penalty shoot-out success at Stamford Bridge.

Substitute Ade Akinbiyi scored a second-half equaliser for the Championship side before keeper Brian Jensen was the hero in the shoot-out.

Scolari acknowledged the profligacy in front of goal cost last season's runners-up and he believes it is an area which requires improving.

"We feel if we made one goal more we would finish the game," Scolari told Sky Sports.

"It's what I say every day to my players that when you arrive in front of goal you need to make a goal, you need to score, and we made a mistake two, three, four times.

"They had one chance to score and they scored - finish."

The Chelsea manager is hoping his squad's confidence will not be dented by a defeat which follows recent losses to Liverpool and Roma.

He added: "That's a problem. We lost against Liverpool, we lost against Roma and today we lost against Burnley.

"Every time we lost it's a problem for us. We need to try again with the confidence for the players.

"We are in a good position in the Premier League, we are in a good position in the Champions League and now we are out of this cup."

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