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Conte thinks Emenalo's departure was big loss for Chelsea

Conte thinks Emenalo's departure was big loss for Chelsea

"Don't forget two years ago they finish the season 10th, not in any finals and were eliminated in the last 16 [of the Champions League] against Paris Saint-Germain - it can happen".

Conte's side still have the incentive of silverware to play for when they face Manchester United in the FA Cup final next Saturday.

The 1-1 draw at home against relegation-battlers Huddersfield on Wednesday night was followed by a disappointing final-day 3-0 defeat at Newcastle, who had already secured their own Premier League status. "You can ask the club what is the damage to finish out of the Champions League".

Newcastle need more cover in all three areas, so moving for Blind this summer is therefore a no-brainer and would kill three birds with one stone as they attempt to put together a squad that can challenge for a European place next season.

For this, I am the first person to answer because I am the Coach of this team.

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The Premier League season comes to an end on Sunday, with Newcastle hosting Chelsea at St James' Park. "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 think I had confirmation that, if you want to be competitive in this league, you must work very, very hard on different aspects". Also because, Michael did a great job for this club for many years.

"On the pitch, I've improved a lot", said the 24-year-old.

After the win against his former club, Benitez insisted that he wanted to carry on with the Magpies to build on their decent season. The Blues have failed to qualify for the Champions League next season after finishing outside the top 4 in the Premier League table.

'He is in Belgium having his treatment in the communication between the doctors in Belgium and our medical department and we are just waiting to see if it is possible for him to be involved in the final, ' said Mourinho.