Conte Reveals Why Chelsea Had Unimpressive Campaign

Conte Reveals Why Chelsea Had Unimpressive Campaign

Conte Reveals Why Chelsea Had Unimpressive Campaign

What if they gave an opportunity to a promising coach within the English game, like Sean Dyche?

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.

Di Matteo, who managed Chelsea to their stunning Champions League triumph in 2012, reckons his former club should persevere with Conte.

Newcastle United ended the season in style by beating Chelsea 3-0 at St James's Park yesterday.

"We're safe - we're more than safe, we're 10th, so the season has been really positive and I am looking forward to starting the new season".

"Will Saturday be my last match?"

"We have six days to change our approach, our desire, our will to fight because we can do much better".

"But you know, we have one game to go, he's very focused on preparing the game in the best possible way". I think, I think so.

"I absolutely doubt if Conte is going to be there next season", he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. It's not important. The most important thing is what the club thinks, not you or the speculation about me.

"For the next game, for sure we must change".

'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'.

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

Ashley previously promised investment at the end of the 2016-17 campaign after Newcastle won promotion from the Championship but the funds did not materialise, leading Benitez to deal with a thin squad throughout the season.

Liam is ESPN FC's Chelsea correspondent.

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