Chelsea 'don't have a chance' unless they improve - Conte

Newcastle United fans at St James' Park

Newcastle United fans at St James' Park

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte admits his team failed to show the necessary desire on Sunday when they were thrashed 3-0 by Newcastle in the last game of the season.

But the Italian has warned his players that they can not afford to deliver a repeat performance of their defeat to Newcastle.

More importantly, Chelsea fail qualify to the Champions League and will join Arsenal in the Europa League. "Newcastle looked more determined than us", said Conte. After a game like this, I am the first person to answer for this bad game.

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"I'd certainly like to think people gave their all today, and to not do so would be extremely disappointing", Cahill was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

Question marks also remain over the future of Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez, who is set for key talks with the club's owner Mike Ashley in the next week to discuss his potential summer transfer budget as he looks to build on an encouraging campaign.

"To lose Michael, it was a big loss for us", Conte said. While Rafael Benitez wasn't able to save the Magpies from relegation after joining them mid-season in 2016, he has brought stability back to Tyneside with a first-place finish in the Championship and 10th place in the Premier League this season.

Jose Mourinho won his third league title with Chelsea in 2015, but followed up with a tenth place finish the year after.

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"They went close this season, but Juventus are very strong and in order to beat them, you have to be close to perfection".

"You need to sign players to be sure you have a good squad with competition".

When Conte first arrived and led his side all the way to the title, he would kick every ball, sometimes literally, and bark out constant instructions; there was none of that and it seeped through onto the pitch.

"I am working with my players this season and it is not right to say something about this".

"We did it against Tottenham and it wasn't enough; we did it today and it was a ideal day for the fans, for the players, for everyone".

Bakayoko, who has endured a hard introduction to English football, told Sky Sports on the rumours surrounding his manager: "I don't really pay attention to that".

When asked if this was his last Premier League game in charge of Chelsea, Conte said: "I have a contract and I am committed to this club".

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