Chelsea will not play Champions League

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

Meanwhile, Chelsea have finished in fifth place on the Premier League table this season.

Emenalo left the London side in November after 10 years and was an intermediary between Conte and the Chelsea board.

However, they will face Manchester United in the FA Cup final this Saturday.

The deposed champions needed to win at St James' Park and Liverpool to lose at home to Brighton if they were to snatch a top-four finish, but Dwight Gayle's header and an Ayoze Perez double, coupled with a 4-0 home win at Anfield, ended their hopes. 'From the start Newcastle outplayed us I many aspects.

He said: "I just think Conte has shot himself in the foot, the way he come up in his press conferences, immediately he couldn't get the players he wanted".

Antonio Conte has been in combative mood this season
Antonio Conte has been in combative mood this season

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". I think, I think so.

"We have to be sure we do the right things". It's not important. The most important thing is what the club thinks, not you or the speculation about me.

"We have six days to change our..."

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. "You can ask the club which is the damage of being out of the Champions League".

In the meantime, a man who is keen to challenge for silverware rather than fight for mere survival will be able to reflect upon a job well done after guiding last season's Sky Bet Championship winners through a mid-season slump to safety and beyond, a mission which has been warmly appreciated by his players and the fans alike.

Liam is ESPN FC's Chelsea correspondent.

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