David Wagner hails Huddersfield for Premier League survival despite shoestring budget
- Author: Stacy Allen May 12, 2018,
May 12, 2018, 7:30
"It won't be easy because a Champions League place is not in our hands, but we have to try to get three points against Newcastle and hope for something positive for us", Conte said. We played an intense game, with great desire to get three points.
The FA Cup finalists travel to Newcastle tomorrow with a full squad but retaining only faint hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League. "I want to congratulate the players".
Conte insisted failing to qualify for the Champions League wouldn't damage Chelsea's plans to compete for major honours next season.
Mohamed Salah has reassured Liverpool fans his stunning first season is "just the beginning" of his time on Merseyside.
However, the Magpies have conceded just six goals in their last 10 Premier League home games.
The Reds have a far superior goal difference to Chelsea, who are two points behind.
Juergen Klopp has friend David Wagner to thank for Liverpool only requiring a draw against Brighton to hold onto a top-four finish on Sunday when Chelsea is at Newcastle.
Manchester City set a record for the most goals in a Premier League season with 105 as they beat Brighton 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium. Then we don't know, at the end of the season, if we have friendly games.
"In the last month we did this".
The three teams going down are Stoke, West Bromwich Albion and, nearly certainly, Swansea.
Conte guided a team that had finished 10th the previous season to a Premier League title in his debut campaign, but has struggled to replicate that performance this time around.
Liverpool can not focus all of their energies on Real just yet, with the battle for a place in next season's Champions League still not settled.
The teams have met twice already this season, with Chelsea winning 3-1 in the league and 3-0 in the FA Cup (both at Stamford Bridge).
Willian was disposed inside the Chelsea half and Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy launched a high ball forward.
Chelsea fortuitously equalized in the 62nd when Mathias Jorgensen's clearance cannoned off Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso's head and went back into the net. Antonio Rudiger should have scored twice and Jonas Lossl saved brilliantly to deny Andreas Christensen following a late goalmouth scramble.