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Conte warns Chelsea flops to shape up ahead of Cup final

Conte warns Chelsea flops to shape up ahead of Cup final

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said he "wasn't able to convey that determination" for success to his players and brushed off suggestions that he had coached his last Premier League game after a humiliating 3-0 defeat at Newcastle cemented a fifth-place finish.

Liverpool's 4-0 win at home to Brighton, earned by goals from Golden Boot winnner Mohamed Salah, Dejan Lovren, Dominic Solanke and Andrew Robertson, saw them claim fourth place in emaphatic fashion.

However, Conte's men are still in contention to win the FA Cup, where they will face Jose Mourinho's Manchester United. My job is to be sure that the players are focused on the last game and if we can do well, I will enjoy the moment. "Newcastle were more determined than us", the Italian said.

"Prior to the Huddersfield game we were in good form but that's not an excuse". The chances were zero.

"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.

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has said the departure of the team's former Technical Director Mike Emenalo made the season hard for the Blues.

Chelsea's meek end to the season mirrored their title defence and did nothing to quell the belief that Conte will depart in the summer.

Considering that Ayoze Perez has been Newcastle's most potent player this season with just six to his name, you can see where Benitez was coming from.

"I am repeating always the same thing; I am committed to this club", he said.

Rafa Benitez's side also have an added incentive as three points could be enough to secure a top-half finish. A almost flawless season. Had the Champions League truly been on the line it would have been very hard to take.

"We will try it again".