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Newcastle 3-0 Chelsea: Five things we learned

Newcastle 3-0 Chelsea: Five things we learned Newcastle 3-0 Chelsea: Five things we learned
Kristopher Love | 15 May, 2018, 14:38

Antonio Conte has told his Chelsea players that they "don't have a chance" of beating Manchester United in the FA Cup final if they do not improve after their 3-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday.

Despite all but missing out on Champions League football next season, Roman Abramovich is aware that an attacking impetus brought to the club by either Enrique or Sarri would boost their attempts to secure Hazard on a new £300,000-per-week contract. Also because, Michael did a great job for this club for many years. It's an all-too-familiar irony: The errors made by Chelsea over the past few years in the players they willingly let go keep resonating, in lists of key contributors to clubs who have finished above them, like Salah, or Kevin de Bruyne, or Romelu Lukaku.

"Then we can go to any stadium and think about going to win, rather than thinking that a draw might be a good result".

"On many occasions throughout the season, they have been described as a Championship side, which I personally consider to be derogatory".

Asked if the outing at Wembley would be his last with the club, Conte replied: "No, I don't think so".

'To finish the season this way is not good - for the team, for the players, for the fans.

Gary Cahill reminded his team-mates that "hard work is a basic of the game" after Chelsea's Premier League campaign ended with a whimper.

Current Chelsea boss Antonio Conte sees his future in serious doubt after a turbulent campaign on and off the pitch. "There are other people to judge our season and [say] which are the problems to finish out of the Champions League". "Yes. I think, I think so".

The Spaniard is about to enter the final year of his current contract, and once again refused to rule out leaving St James' Park this summer in his post-match press conference.

"Newcastle outplayed us and they deserved to win". I am sure we can do better than today.

The Magpies, who confirmed their Premier League survival with five games, collected their first top 10 top-flight finish for the first time since the 2013/ 14 season. "Now, probably, you can finish fifth and start with a bit of an advantage compared to when you finish 10th". "Newcastle looked more determined than us", said Conte.

'Now we have six days to prepare for the last game of the season, the final of the FA Cup, and for sure we have to change'.