Antonio Conte has warned his Chelsea FC players that they will have to step their game up as they prepare for their FA Cup final showdown with Manchester United this weekend. It will also help silence some of the criticism of the playing style adopted by Mourinho at Old Trafford as the club target a record-equalling 13th FA Cup success.
"Tenth position, great game, three good goals, great atmosphere during the whole game and at the end, so you could say it was a almost ideal Sunday". "The most important thing is the club, not speculation about me".
"When you have the fans behind the team all season, this is the best way to finish", he told Sky Sports.
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. "What I would like is to be sure that the team is able to compete to finish above tenth".
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.
Speaking to reporters, according to the Express, Cahill said: "That was a below par performance, and for whatever reason we were way off the pace today".
Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has admitted he is to blame for the Blues' woeful defeat to Newcastle. Conte, who still has a year left on his contract, has certainly toned down his belligerent rheotric in recent weeks to avoid jeopardising any potential payoff.
Chelsea have an FA Cup final on Saturday in which to pursue a more upbeat close to their dispiriting campaign.
But really the pressure was on Chelsea to get something in this match; a win for them was more meaningful than a win for the Toon Army. This season the team finished at the fifth place.
"No, I don't think so".
Emenalo, one of Roman Abramovich's most trusted lieutenants, ended a 10-year association with Chelsea in early November despite the owner having attempted to persuade him to stay on. "But I think when there is this situation the first person to answer for this must be the coach, because if in this game we lacked the spirit, the will, the desire, I'm the first person to answer for this".
He said: "I have said all along that I want to do things sooner rather than later".