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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.

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