"It looked to me like everyone had one eye on the cup final which is very unsafe and we were lucky the game was kind of irrelevant".
In what is widely expected to be Conte's last game in charge as Chelsea come up against former manager Jose Mourinho, the 48-year-old acknowledged his side need to up their levels in all departments to have any hope of clinching the trophy for the first time since 2012.
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"Newcastle started very well and we were sloppy".
'For sure we must change, if we think we play a game like this in the FA Cup we don't have a chance, ' said Conte.
Asked if this was his final Premier League match as Chelsea boss, Conte replied: "Do you think so?" It's just nice to say we have proved a lot of people wrong.
"So I think it's the way forward". Prior to the Huddersfield game [a 1-1 draw in midweek] we were in good form but that's not an excuse.
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Rahane (243 runs) and Ben Stokes (185) have been below-par and head coach Shane Warne will be relieved if they fire on Sunday. Lewis added 87 runs with fellow opener Suryakumar Yadav (38 off 31), who was also dropped on nine by the Royals fielders.
"We have six days to change our approach, our desire, our will to fight because we can do much better".
Chelsea now face a second season outside the Champions League in the last three years, which represents a significant blow to the club in both financial and footballing terms.
"Last season he helped me a lot during the season. The most important thing is the club, not speculation about me". Had the Champions League truly been on the line it would have been very hard to take.
Liverpool guaranteed itself a place back in the Champions League next season by beating Brighton 4-0 at Anfield on Sunday.
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