Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has warned his team that they must improve ahead of the FA Cup final against Manchester United after the lackadaisical performance they put up that saw them lose 3 nil away to Newcastle on the final Matchday of the 2017/18 Premier League season.

Chelsea’s loss to Newcastle coupled with Liverpool’s 4 nil win against Brighton at Anfield effectively confirmed Chelsea’s place in the Europa League next season to the chagrin of the club’s supporters. Chelsea ended up in 5th place on the log, 5 points behind Liverpool in 4th place.

“For the next game, for sure we must change. If we think we can play a game like this in the final of the FA Cup then we don’t have a chance,” Conte told reporters as they engage in preparations for Saturday’s final against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United at Wembley.

“We have six days to change our approach and desire and will to fight… Our fans deserve more than today.”

Conte went on to describe the season as a very “big disappointment”.

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