• News
  • Sport

Newcastle 1 Chelsea 0 - Blues struggling, Liverpool ahead

Newcastle 1 Chelsea 0 - Blues struggling, Liverpool ahead

Redknapp singled out midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko for criticism, and with just under a week until the FA Cup final against Manchester United, the Sky Sports pundit was surprised the stand-in players didn't put in a better display.

Chelsea were denied a place in next season's Champions League when they were well beaten 3-0 at Newcastle as Liverpool easily beat Brighton.

Chelsea will be playing Europa League football next season, and being brutally honest, we don't deserve anything more.

"It looked to me like everyone had one eye on the cup final which is very risky and we were lucky the game was kind of irrelevant".

'Two years ago, Chelsea ended the season 10th and were not in the FA Cup final, did not reach the the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup and were eliminated in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Gayle went off injured early in the second period but a four-minute double from Ayoze Perez saw the Magpies home for a comfortable victory, with FA Cup glory unlikely to be enough to remove the bitter taste for Chelsea and keep Conte at Stamford Bridge next season.

"For sure we didn't play a good game, from the start Newcastle outplayed us in every way".

Chelsea posed little to no threat going forward it came as no surprise to see them go further behind as Perez made no mistake to fire home on 59 minutes.

If this was to be farewell for the former Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid head coach, his players gave him a rousing send-off, as Perez struck twice after the break to add to Gayle's first-half opener to confirm an impressive 10th-place finish in their first season back in the top flight.

'Now, I think we must be focused to finish the season.

"I am committed for this club, for me this is important".

'We have six days to change our approach and desire and will to fight.

But despite Conte being set for the exit door, he insists the club is in a much better position than when he took charge. Conte, however, did not want to speculate on the extent of the long-term damage finishing fifth will cause. Had the Champions League truly been on the line it would have been very hard to take. I'm very happy for last season.

Liam is ESPN FC's Chelsea correspondent.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

  • Dust storm, rain hit Delhi-NCR, air services disrupted briefly

    Dust storm, rain hit Delhi-NCR, air services disrupted briefly

    He said, thunderstorms are occurring due to the circulation of a western disturbance in North West India and strong easterlies. Uttar Pradesh was the worst affected, accounting for 80 deaths, a lot of them in Agra district in western part.
    OPEC member complains U.S.  president is driving up prices

    OPEC member complains U.S. president is driving up prices

    The net loss of Iranian supply will not be half of the total , therefore, but more like the range of 300,000-500,000 bpd. Gold prices slid as safe-haven buying failed to kick in after the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord.
    Russia Balks at Arming Syria With Missiles After Netanyahu Talks

    Russia Balks at Arming Syria With Missiles After Netanyahu Talks

    The deal focused on limiting and monitoring Iran's production of nuclear fuel, a key ingredient for producing such weapons. Merkel, as with French and British leaders, have made clear they aim to save the deal without U.S. involvement.
  • Trump issues Hawaii disaster declaration after Kilauea volcano eruption

    Trump issues Hawaii disaster declaration after Kilauea volcano eruption

    The threat of violent explosions prompted authorities to close the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Friday until further notice. Ross Birch, the executive director of the Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau, said he knows that officials "walk the fine line".
    Prescod pips Gatlin and Su in dramatic 100m win

    Prescod pips Gatlin and Su in dramatic 100m win

    Lyu said: "It is a good performance, but I haven't reached my best, I hope that I can have a good condition in the Asian Games". Defending world indoor champion Anita Marton failed to compete to her best level and only settled for the sixth place at 18.16.
    Shields released to play for England

    Shields released to play for England

    Shields is eligible to play for England through his parents despite not yet playing any professional rugby in that country. The New Zealand-born backrow, who now plays for Super Rugby side, Hurricanes, is scheduled for join Wasps next season.
  • Worst Mass Shooting In Australia Since 1996: 7 Dead

    Worst Mass Shooting In Australia Since 1996: 7 Dead

    Police said they have no information that would raise concerns about wider public safety, suggesting a shooter is not at large. However the 61-year-old was looking for "vineyard and farm work" in the region as recently as Wednesday.
    Israel strikes 'dozens' of Iranian targets in Syria

    Israel strikes 'dozens' of Iranian targets in Syria

    Syrian media earlier said the hostilities began with Israeli fire at Syrian positions in southern Syria from across the border. Gadi Eisenkot, visited the Golan Heights to meet with military and civilian leaders on the IDF's assessment of the situation.
    Walmart May Launch Flipkart IPO In As Early As 4 years

    Walmart May Launch Flipkart IPO In As Early As 4 years

    According to the filing, the Flipkart board will initially have eight directors, five of which would be appointed by Walmart. Reuters formerly noted that Google-parent Alphabet was in talks to spend £ 3 billion to get a roughly 15% stake in Flipkart.
  • This is my last election, says K'taka CM Siddaramaiah

    This is my last election, says K'taka CM Siddaramaiah

    Karnataka has an electorate of over 4.97 crores, including 2.52 crore men and 2.45 crore women. Congress leader and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah also dismissed the exit polls.
    At least 9 killed, 36 wounded in multiple blasts hit Afghan city

    At least 9 killed, 36 wounded in multiple blasts hit Afghan city

    However, the Taliban is now taking part in its annual spring offensive and has launched a number of attacks in recent weeks. Other terrorist groups, such as Daesh* have also expanded their activities in the country and neighboring states.
    Steven Gerrard: Rangers job too good to turn down

    Steven Gerrard: Rangers job too good to turn down

    The first fifteen minutes was good and then we lost our way a wee bit before picking it up again in the second-half. I would love to play under Steven Gerrard , his record speaks for itself and he has had a great career.
  • Militants from Pakistan attacked Mumbai: Sharif

    Militants from Pakistan attacked Mumbai: Sharif

    Sharif also said that Pakistan's version of its commitment to fight terror was not being accepted by other countries. The ousted PM was questioned why Pakistan has not yet completed the trial in the 26/11 case.
    Britain's 2012 Olympics Minister Dies Of Brain Cancer

    Britain's 2012 Olympics Minister Dies Of Brain Cancer

    Dame Tessa, a former social worker, first stood for Parliament in a 1978 by-election in Ilford North on the Essex-London border. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was devastated to hear of Dame Tessa's death, describing her achievements as huge.
    Malaysia bans ex-PM Najib Razak from leaving nation

    Malaysia bans ex-PM Najib Razak from leaving nation

    I apologize for any shortcomings and mistakes, and I thank you, the people, for the opportunity to lead our great nation. Mr Najib responded swiftly by saying he respected the department's ruling and would stay with his family in the country.
  • India's stubbornness hampered proceedings of Mumbai attacks case: Nisar

    India's stubbornness hampered proceedings of Mumbai attacks case: Nisar

    Sharif's outburst comes at a time when he himself has been mired in controversy. Afghanistan's narrative is being accepted, but ours is not.
    'Avengers: Infinity War' Becomes the Highest Grossing Superhero Movie of All Time

    'Avengers: Infinity War' Becomes the Highest Grossing Superhero Movie of All Time

    Outside the top five, and landing in the top ten for the 13th consecutive week, is Disney and Marvel's Black Panther . The film narrowly managed to beat out Breaking In , which performed just below expectations with $16.5 million.
    Ranger killed, tourists kidnapped at Virunga National Park

    Ranger killed, tourists kidnapped at Virunga National Park

    Reports that two Britons have been kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo are being investigated by the Foreign Office. The park reportedly witnessed multiple kidnappings over the past two months, attributed to Mai-Mai militia.

Breaking News



Recommended

How to Watch Premier League Championship Sunday

Liverpool , meanwhile, have still not secured a place in the Champions League next season - despite reaching this year's final. Swansea paid tribute to long-serving custodians Angel Rangel and Leon Britton before kickoff.

Tiemoue Bakayoko provides explanation for Chelsea struggles following £40m Monaco move

Klopp and his players will head off to the sunshine next week for some warm-weather training and team bonding ahead of the final. The Blues completed a £40million deal for Bakayoko last July after being impressed by the Frenchman's form at Monaco.

All at Spurs deserve silverware: Pochettino

However it was Vardy's global team-mate Kane who had the final say with his curling effort. Until Vardy scored his second to level the tie.

Jurgen Klopp keeps focus on Brighton amid Real Madrid talk

But we have to try to get three points against Newcastle, then to drop something positive for us", Conte said. The flawless thing would be to give him minutes and we would see if we can".

Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: 3 takeaways from Game 1

That is what happened against the Bruins, when the Lightning could not match Boston's intensity in a 6-2 loss. Eller finished the night with a power-play goal and 20:35 in ice time, more than any forward on either side.

Russian bombers BUZZ Alaska - US fighter jets SCRAMBLED for emergency intercept

F-33 Stealth fighter jets fired warning flares after Russian Su-25 jets entered an agreed deconfliction area in Syrian airspace. F-22 fighters, stationed in Alaska, visibly inhibited and recognized the Russian bombers until they left the recognition zone.

Oklahoma governor signs law allowing adoption agencies to ban same-sex couples

Mary Fallin said yes Friday to Ten Commandments monuments and religion-based adoptions but no to looser gun laws. The bill would not have applied to people convicted of assault, domestic abuse, stalking and other such crimes.

Ed Sheeran Emerges Highest British Music Earner In 2017

That, however, includes the assets of his wife, Nancy Shevell , who is the heiress to a huge trucking business. And pop rocker Robbie Williams also enjoyed a £ 15m bump up the list bringing his total worth to £165m.

JENKINS: Some of my favorite things I've said about moms

How can I forget? The variety to choose from is numerous and you can always pick the best combination you want to go for. Always wanting to make sure everyone was well-fed (and) took care of every kid in the neighborhood if they came by.

Tornado watch issued for Berks and surrounding counties

However, if the area ends up ahead of the front, Theodore said temperatures could be around 80 degrees. For Mother's Day on Sunday , expect mostly cloudy skies with the chance for some showers or sprinkles.