Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Lascelles happy at Newcastle amid Everton, Chelsea speculation

Lascelles happy at Newcastle amid Everton, Chelsea speculation

Conte guided Chelsea to the Premier League title in his debut season and the FA Cup final but he has failed to replicate such perform this season, said his team's poor campaign was a "big disappointment".

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill believes the squad must now "self-reflect" and brush the disappointing end to the Premier League season "under the carpet" as they prepare for the FA Cup final.

Just six days before their FA Cup final against Manchester United, the Blues floundered as Ayoze Perez's brace followed up Dwight Gayle's opener to secure a top-ten finish for Newcastle.

The abiding sense is that Chelsea, with or (more likely) without Conte, are embarking on their most significant summer since the construction of this current team began in earnest in 2012, and the absence of Champions League football next season crystallises what is at stake.

"For that, I'm the first to answer for this bad game".

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"This season I learned that this league is very tough".

He has 12 months left on his current contract, and when questioned about his future, the former Italy coach added: "I have a contract, I'm committed and the club know very well the situation".

"This season until he stayed here he helped me a lot".

Chelsea and Man United fight for the last piece of silverware, with both needing it to put a shine on their season. "I think I've come on leaps and bounds in that aspect, how to deal with things differently; he pulls me aside and says you can't always be this way, you've got to adapt to different people's personalities - he's worked with Steven Gerrard, Cristiano Ronaldo and John Terry".

"I like to play to win", he insisted.

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"I think I had confirmation that, if you want to be competitive in this league, you must work very, very hard on different aspects".

The Blues must win against Newcastle and hope Brighton pull off a shock victory at fourth-placed Liverpool in order to overtake the Reds.

Emenalo is best remembered by many Chelsea fans for the rare interview he granted to the club's in-house TV channel immediately following Jose Mourinho's departure in December 2015, in which he coined the phrase "palpable discord" to describe the toxic atmosphere that had developed between the manager and his players.

'Next we will see.

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