Antonio Conte Refuses To Accept Blame For Chelsea's Likely Top Four Failure

Antonio Conte claims he shouldn't be criticised if Chelsea fail to qualify for the Champions League because they fared even worse under Jose Mourinho only three seasons ago.

Huddersfield Town secured their Premier League survival and severely dented Chelsea's Champions League hopes with a heroic 1-1 Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old is in line to return against Newcastle this weekend, however, as he looks to prove his fitness ahead of the clash with United at Wembley.

John W Henry has conceded that Liverpool FC's run to the Champions League final has hampered the Reds' Premier League form.

£4.464billion - selling price of the league's domestic television rights for the three-year period from 2019, with two 20-game packages remaining to be sold.

The biggest fear that Blues fans would have had about next Saturday, would be if Courtois was not fit for the FA Cup Final against Manchester United.

"If you remember, last season after 10th place we won. You want to be playing Champions League football and I can't wait for those Champions League nights at the new home".

It has been a successful first season in the Premier League for Brighton, who have the magic 40 points on the board, and Chris Hughton says he is now looking to the summer to improve his squad further.

And while all sense seems to suggest the Liverpool man more than deserves a place, the abundance of statistics crunch can't be ignored.

And Kane thinks securing Champions League qualification is a major factor when it comes to recruitment and persuading players to join the club "100 percent, it's the big attraction", he added.

Newcastle are unbeaten in their last four home Premier League games against Chelsea, scoring at least twice in each match (W3 D1).

A year ago Lallana was considered pivotal at both club and global level, a player who led Juergen Klopp's pressing game for Liverpool and provided England with their creative spark.

The Egyptian was named first team player and players' player of the year at the club's end-of-season awards at Anfield on Thursday. We are a club who has to work within financial guidelines which work best for the club.

Arsene Wenger bids Arsenal a farewell after 22 seasons, while there is still a Champions League place and Premier League safety to be confirmed as everything comes to a head all at once this coming Sunday.

The Magpies have conceded just six goals in their last 10 Premier League home games, and never more than once in a match in that time. Much, perhaps all, depends on the front three delivering the goods in the next two games. "But we're looking forward to next season as well".

  • Julie Sanders