This Is Biggest Concern For Me About Manchester United - Former Chelsea Star

This Is Biggest Concern For Me About Manchester United - Former Chelsea Star

They were eliminated in the last 16 (of the Champions League) against Paris St Germain.

While Newcastle end the campaign in 10th place in the standings, Chelsea finish in fifth position, five points adrift of Liverpool who claimed fourth spot.

"However, I am the first person to answer for this and we must change for te FA Cup final. if we think we can play like this then we don't have a chance".

Benitez was delighted to finish on a high for his club's supporters and make the top half of the table 12 months after coming up from the Championship. The Russian poured millions into the club to try and bring success to West London and, after sacking Claudio Ranieri and replacing him with Jose Mourinho, the first of four Premier League trophies was duly delivered. At least they had a bright, sun-kissed afternoon for it. The Belgian was even unfortunate for Newcastle's 23rd-minute opener, diving desperately back to tip the ball out when Jacob Murphy diverted the ball over him, only for Dwight Gayle to react fastest and head in the rebound.

The Blue backlash? Meagre.

Cahill accepted too many Chelsea players had taken their eye of the job in hand. With Manchester City wrapping up the title early in an impressive fashion, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspurs were favourites for the remaining three slots, with Chelsea and Arsenal unceremoniously cut adrift from the leading pack.

It would be soon be 3-0 at Anfield.

Every cloud has its silver lining, and that is exactly the philosophy that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is living by at the moment.

The winger has so far scored 69 goals in 208 appearances for Chelsea after six years with the club and have won two Premier League title in the process. Simeone is known to favour a 4-4-2 formation, something he will struggle to get in Chelsea, who have more of a counter-attacking style.

Conte has winced more often than he wished to at poor defending this season.

Ladbrokes spokesman Alex Apati said: "It's looking increasingly likely Conte won't be at the Bridge next year, but the latest odds suggest he may not even be around to go out with a bang this weekend at Wembley".

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez applauds fans after the match.

"I don't really pay attention to that", he told Sky Sports. "We have to have confidence in this team". "To finish this way is not good".

However, he has made no secret of his desire to see his ambition matched by the club if he is to stay, a theme to which he returned immediately after the game.

"We can enjoy today but there is still room for improvement". I'm very happy for this season.

Two teams who have been relegated will take on each other when Swansea take on Stoke at the Liberty Stadium.