Conte gives his verdict on FA Cup after heavy defeat in EPL

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 14/05/2018

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has given his verdict on the FA Cup finals against Manchester United after suffering a heavy defeat from Newcastle in the final match of the Premier League.

Chelsea needed to beat Newcastle and hopes Liverpool suffer a defeat against Brighton to leapfrog Jurgen Klopp’s men to the fourth place on the table.

But the 3-0 defeat against Magpies ensured the defending Champions finished in the fifth position and also miss out on the Champions League spot for the second time in three seasons.

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"For the next game, for sure we must change," Conte told reporters. "If we think we can play a game like this in the final of the FA Cup then we don't have a chance.

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

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 will partake in the Europa League at the group stage for the first time since it was rebranded from UEFA Cup. The Blues won the competition in 2013 after they were eliminated in the group stage.