Chelsea\’s 2017-18 Premier League season ended in miserable fashion, as they were thrashed 3-0by Albion– but they never looked & likely to hold up their end of the bargain.Dwight Gayle put the hosts ahead midway through the first half with an
opportunistic surface before a quick-fire Ayoze Perez double in the 2nd half sealed a fantastic success for Rafael Benitez\’s side.The three points secured the Magpies an extremely reputable 10th-place surface in their very first season back in the English
top flight.Conteon the Edge Ahead of FA Cup Final AntonioConte\’s side looked a shadow of the team that ran out 5-1 winners againstSunderlandon the final day of
last season\’s Premier League to end the project seven points clear at the top of the table.Their defensive organisation was awkward sometimes in a performance that did not bode well for the Blues\’possibilities of lifting the FA Cup in next Saturday\’s final versus Manchester
United atWembley.Conte\’s second season in charge of Chelsea has actually been really various to the first.In 2016-17, the Italian moulded a callous side efficient in beating nearly anyone. This season\’s edition could not even muster the interest for Sunday\’s clash even though a top-four spot was still up for grabs.There were calls forConteto be ousted
even prior to the FA Cup last after the capitulation versus Newcastle: Gary=@garyalsmith Abramovich should sack Conte today. If he desires that FA Cup, it needs to be today. Definitely dire.Mark Worrall @gate17marco The idea is crossing my
mind that if Abramovich is from another location interested in Chelsea winning the FA Cup he has to sack Conte tonight.There will be noUEFAChampions League football for Chelsea next term, and even
if they are able to win the FA Cup, Conte\’s future at the club is in the balance.He has cut an indifferent figure
on the touchline for some time now and
showed amazing indifference after Sunday\’s defeat, per Objective\’sNizaarKinsella: Nizaar Kinsella @NizaarKinsella Conte on not getting approved for UCL:\”I
am the last individual to speak about this, you can ask the club\”#CFC #NEWCHE Benitez Stay Necessary after Impressive End Up On the other hand, Newcastle will be desperate to keep hold of
Benitez after his side secured an impressive top-half surface with a display to savour.Newcastle United FC @NUFC Newcastle United surface in the leading 10 of the @premierleague. #NUFC https://t.co/wzpAVIE17W!.?.!Gayle benefited from the visitors\’malaise in the 23rd minute to head home from
three lawns after ThibautCourtoiscould only palm away Jacob Murphy\’s looping effort.A Chelsea attack early in the 2nd half, which saw
OlivierGiroudand Ross Barkley both brilliantly rejected by goalkeeper
MartinDubravka, meant a potential rally from the visitors.But Perez then doubled the Magpies \’lead as he got a deft ending up touch on JonjoShelvey\’s long-range effort right before the hour.Four minutes later it was 3-0 as Chelsea\’s defence once again turned off
, allowing Perez into space on the six-yard line for him to bundle home after FlorianLejeunesquared Shelvey\’s free-kick delivery.It was one of Newcastle\’s best screens of the project and testimony to just what a brilliant task Benitez has done at Newcastle in spite of severely restricted resources.Lee Ryder @lee_ryder
\” Rafa Benitez we want you to remain\”- #nufc fans He has actually successfully directed a Championship-level side to 10th location in the Premier League and just served to boost his currently excellent credibility.
With an injection of funds over the summer season the Spaniard could lead Newcastle to even better things next term, presuming he stays at the club.
Muhammad Butt @muhammadbutt I truly hope Rafa Benitez gets money to invest this summer season and gets him a goalscoring striker. the Premier League is better when Newcastle are competitive and Rafa is truly fantastic for a club of that level.Newcastle can now unwind and assess a job well done as they comfortably remained in the Premier League without ever truly flirting with relegation.Chelsea, however, need to choose themselves up and aim to salvage their season by winning the FA
Cup next Saturday atWembleyagainst United.