Ask Club About Damage - Antonio Conte On Chelsea Missing Top Four

Ask Club About Damage - Antonio Conte On Chelsea Missing Top Four

With the game over as a contest, neither side were prepared to put too much effort into the closing stages and the game naturally petered out, with Newcastle ending the season on a high and Chelsea left needing to regroup ahead of next week's FA Cup final with Manchester United.

The former Liverpool midfielder played a masterful role in the centre of the park, with some neat touches coupled with his key passes, which helped Newcastle tear apart the Chelsea defence.

Conte's future at the West London club has already been a subject of speculation, and it looks very unlikely that the Italian will stay in his current job for another season.

'Two years ago, Chelsea ended the season 10th and were not in the FA Cup final, did not reach the the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup and were eliminated in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Despite the best attempts from staging a come back, the Magpies held on for the all-important with Chelsea's hierarchy all but planning for next season's Europa League.

"We deserved to lose because our start wasn't good and we suffered by losing every ball", Conte told the BBC.

Carrick, who is unlikely to be picked for Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea and will assume a coaching role at United next season, was treated to a guard of honour by both teams before kick off and received a standing ovation from the fans.

'For sure, probably, I will go to Milan for the game for Pirlo on the 21st [of May],' he added.

A classic end-of-season sizzler saw Tottenham say farewell to their temporary Wembley home by coming back from 3-1 down to beat Leicester City 5-4 and secure third place in the Premier League. "We have six days to change our approach, our desire and our will to fight". I think, I think so. Not speculation around me.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed exactly what made his second season at Stamford Bridge harder with Chelsea looking likely to miss out on the Champions League. Conte, however, did not want to speculate on the extent of the long-term damage finishing fifth will cause.

Chelsea is going to have a torrid time trying to attract the best in the world unless they qualify for the Champions League.

"Other people will judge our position, judge the situation, take the right evaluation after two years of work, and then understand which is now Chelsea's position is in in the panoramic of football".

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