Chelsea captain Gary Cahill urges teammates to put league campaign behind them

Head coach Rafael Benitez of Real Madrid CF looks on sitted on the bench prior to start the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

Antonio Conte has said the departure of technical director Michael Emenalo in November was a big blow for the Blues to recover from, Fox Sports Asia reports.

Emenalo left the London side in November after 10 years and was an intermediary between Conte and the Chelsea board.

Although Conte's criticisms of Chelsea's recruitment policy were perceived as signs of frustrations with the Nigerian, the Chelsea manager has now heaped praise on him.

Conte's future is uncertain, with speculation shrouding the Italian all season and many expecting his departure this summer. I'm the last person to judge my work.

"He's never said that he might leave and he's always extremely focused on winning, on doing well in the season".

Emenalo joined Monaco as technical director three weeks after his exit from Chelsea.

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"It was different, but we worked hard and won. This is the decision for others". I have a contract and I'm committed to this club.

Blues boss Conte has already warned his team "don't have a chance" of beating United at Wembley to lift the FA Cup - in what well could be his last game as manager - if they fail to produce an improved display.

Premier League giant Chelsea have finished in the fifth position in the Premier League whcih means that they will not be playing in the UEFA Champions League owing to their 3 - 0 the fit to Newcastle United in the Premier League matchday 38 clash at the Saint James stadium.

Chelsea were thrashed 3-0 by Newcastle on an afternoon which they began with the potential to overtake Liverpool into fourth, but meekly ended the campaign outside the Champions League places, having won the Premier League last season.

Conte contradicted reports the Cup final will bring the curtain down on his two-year reign. "Then we don't know, at the end of the season, if we have friendly games".

If this was to be farewell for the former Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid head coach, his players gave him a rousing send-off, as Perez struck twice after the break to add to Gayle's first-half opener to confirm an impressive 10th-place finish in their first season back in the top flight.

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