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Newcastle United Mike Ashley calls on Rafael Benitez to stay

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Kristopher Love | 15 May, 2018, 19:52

After seeing his team end a four-game losing streak, he said: 'Tenth position, great game, three good goals - a almost ideal Sunday'.

'It regarded to me like everybody had one eye on the cup closing, which could be very harmful.

Chelsea still has an FA Cup final against Manchester United next week and Conte went on to add, "I think we must be focused on this season and then it will be the right moment for the people to understand the situation and find the best solution in the best possible way".

And one supported tweeted: "I'm not normally one for knee-jerk reactions, but if it was up to me I'd sack Conte after this game and put Jody Morris in charge for the cup final".

"But I think to finish the season this way is not good for the team, it's not good for the players, it's not good for the fans".

"At the start we lost every single ball", he said.

Conte, whose uncertain future at the club is expected to be clarified before the end of the month, suggested at his pre-match news conference that missing out on the top four would not hurt the Blues, and his team evidently lacked the desire to make a fist of a late challenge.

There is a common feeling that boss Conte will be gone by the end of the season, with reports linking managers to his job already.

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill believes the squad must now "self-reflect" and brush the disappointing end to the Premier League season "under the carpet" as they prepare for the FA Cup final.

The loss means that Chelsea will assuredly miss out on Champions League football next season, and will have to settle for the Europa League.

"We haven't seen the best of him; the best is yet to come". We have to sit down talk and see where we are. However, as with the non-dismissal of Bakayoko today, we can all look forward to more mayhem from this fallen superpower. The fans have ambitions, we have ambitions and we need to know if everyone has the same feeling.