Conte warns Chelsea flops to shape up ahead of FACup final

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Chelsea completely capitulate against Newcastle and are faced with numerous questions heading into the summer.

The win ensured that the club finished 10th in the Premier League.

Newcastle United ended the season in style by beating Chelsea 3-0 at St James's Park yesterday. Prior to the Huddersfield game [a 1-1 draw in midweek] we were in good form but that's not an excuse.

"On many occasions throughout the season, they have been described as a Championship side, which I personally consider to be derogatory. I wasn't able to convey that determination to my players".

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has blasted his teammates over their final day 3-0 defeat to Newcastle United, suggesting "everyone" had one eye on the FA Cup final next Saturday. I think, I think so.

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"The most important thing is what the club thinks, not you or the speculation about me".

"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. We have six days to change our approach, [to find] our desire and our will to fight. I am the coach of this team and after a game like this, I am the first to answer for this bad game.

The dethroned Premier League Champions Chelsea have been linked with a potential appointment of Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri, ex-Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique and Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri. Conte, however, did not want to speculate on the extent of the long-term damage finishing fifth will cause.

'If we had come off that pitch with that performance having thrown a Champions League spot away, it would have been extremely hard to take'. "Finally, I would like to thank the fans for their unrivalled support of Rafa and the team throughout the season".

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