Conte warns Chelsea flops to shape up ahead of Cup final


Tiemoue Bakayoko admits he will be "disappointed" if Antonio Conte parts company with Chelsea this summer.

"I would like to thank Rafa Benitez for his magnificent achievement this season", he said in a statement issued on the club's official website.

Amd when quizzed if Sunday's defeat was his last Premier League game in charge of Chelsea, Conte said: "I have a contract and I am committed to this club".

The defeat confirmed Chelsea's absence from the Champions League next campaign, with last season's Premier League champions having to settle for Europa League football next year.

"Newcastle started very well and we were sloppy".

'I'm a Newcastle player, I'm happy here, I'm the captain and things are going really well. "The most important thing is what the club thinks, not you or the speculation".

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Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has challenged his players to end the season with the victory over Chelsea he believes they deserve.

"We lost the game and I think we deserved this defeat. It's not easy to play better than we did in some moments but to do it more consistently is the next challenge for us".

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

The Spaniard took over at St James' Park towards the end of 2015-16 and, although he could not stave off relegation, the Magpies bounced back at the first attempt by claiming the Championship title. What if they gave an opportunity to a promising coach within the English game, like Sean Dyche?

"The players love him, a manager of that level who's been at big clubs and won trophies, you've got to do all you can to hold onto him. There are other people to judge our season and [say] which are the problems to finish out of the Champions League".