Conte urges lacklustre Chelsea to improve for FA Cup final

Clyde Nash
May 16, 2018

The Blues, who face Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley next Saturday, saw their faint hopes of overhauling fourth-placed Liverpool on the final day of the Premier League season go up in smoke courtesy of a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle.

That is a significant achievement for a club which embarked upon a frustratingly modest - in the eyes of its manager, at least - summer recruitment campaign in the wake of promotion, and relied exclusively upon the loan market in January.

Benitez says he was "proud" to hear fans chant his name at St James's Park.

Dwight Gayle scored the opening goal in the first half and Spanish striker Ayoze Perez added the second and third after the break.

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"For this I am the first person to answer for this as I am the coach of this team and after a game like this I am the first person to answer". It has sort of become a lose-all situation for them as they could miss out on both, a top manager and their top player.

"Yes, before you got the job of Chelsea Football Club you must have done your due diligence - you know Chelsea as a football club they don't keep managers more than two or three years".

With the campaign done and dusted, we've handed out some player ratings to those signings who joined the club in the summer and in the January window.

"I would like to thank Rafa Benitez for his magnificent achievement this season", said Ashley.

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"We want to finish this season in the best possible way and our fans deserve more".

'For sure we must change, if we think we play a game like this in the FA Cup we don't have a chance, ' said Conte.

"He has been so good at what he does I've nearly run out of things to say about this player", Crooks told BBC Sport.

"It's great, I think it's good (if Conte is still in charge)", Di Matteo told Sky Sports.

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