Conte urges lacklustre Chelsea to improve for FA Cup final

Big loss technical director Michael Emenalo left the club last year citing personal reasons

Big loss technical director Michael Emenalo left the club last year citing personal reasons

Antonio Conte has told his Chelsea players that they "don't have a chance" of beating Manchester United in the FA Cup final if they do not improve after their 3-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday.

Champion Manchester City, which has broken the Premier League record for wins, points and goals this season, set another landmark by becoming the first side in English top flight history to reach 100 points as Gabriel Jesus struck a dramatic late victor to beat Southampton 1-0.

Chelsea lacked intensity at St James' Park, forgoing any hope of qualifying for next season's Champions League with a performance which sums up their inconsistency since they claimed the title 12 months ago.

Antonio Conte insists he remains "committed" to Chelsea but cryptically notes 'the club know the situation very well'.

"I don't know. It's not up to me", Cudicini said. I'm delighted to be part of this team and city. If we think we can play a game like this in the final of the FA Cup then we don't have a chance.

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

"We have got a massive week now to prepare for a cup final". I have a contract with Newcastle, I'm talking to them about my renewal.

"So I think it's the way forward".

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

"To finish fifth is a big disappointment".

"N'Golo Kante was back to his masterful self against the Champions League finalists". "You can ask the club which is the damage of being out of the Champions League".

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.

"I was really proud of that", said Benitez.

With a squad that was being tipped for an immediate return to the Championship, Benitez worked his magic and guided the Magpies to a top-half finish.

The Sky Sports pundit was speaking after their final match of the season, and he could not believe what he had seen.

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