Antonio Conte began the afternoon in highly animated form in the technical area and, for a while, became almost hysterical before his mood finally morphed into sulky acceptance.
Long before the end Chelsea’s manager had become oddly static as he stood arms folded, expression disconsolate, on the touchline. Maybe they were saving themselves for the FA Cup final but Conte’s players never looked remotely like a side which kicked off harbouring outside hopes of a top-four place.
Written by Louise Taylor at St James’ Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/13/newcastle-united-chelsea-premier-league-match-report under the title “Newcastle add to Antonio Conte’s woes with easy win over listless Chelsea”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.