Conte urges lacklustre Chelsea to improve for FA Cup final

Toni Kroos

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"For this I am the first person to answer for this as I am the coach of this team and I am the first person to answer for this game".

A call from Madrid will require no convincing as this move would guarantee a Champions League spot next season for the Belgian.

It was probably the last Premier League game as manager for Antonio Conte, who took the team to win the Premier League previous year.

"If we think we can play a game like this in the final of the FA Cup we don't have a chance", Conte said.

Newcastle sealed an impressive 10th place finish on their return to the top-flight thanks to two second-half goals from Ayoze Perez after Dwight Gayle opened the scoring before the interval.

"Newcastle started very well and we were sloppy".

GARY CAHILL claims Chelsea players of took their eye off the ball ahead of this weekend's FA Cup final.

"Will Saturday be my last match?"

Jose Mourinho
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"We wanted to end the season in the best possible way, but we can do better than this", he said. No, I don't think it will be.

"For me, this is important, not speculation around me".

More importantly, Chelsea fail qualify to the Champions League and will join Arsenal in the Europa League.

"Rafa, as always, has my full support, and contrary to some media reports that portray me as a pantomime villain, I will continue to ensure that every penny generated by the club is available to him". We have six days to change our approach, [to find] our desire and our will to fight.

"Last season he helped me a lot during the season".

The Spaniard, who has a year left on his contract, has been critical of Newcastle's poor transfer dealings throughout the season.

Liam is ESPN FC's Chelsea correspondent. "There are other people to judge our season and [say] which are the problems to finish out of the Champions League".

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