Twitter Reacts To Chelsea’s 3-0 Loss At The Hands Of Newcastle United

Although Chelsea’s chances of a top four finish were out of their hands given Liverpool’s win over Brighton, their attempt to bridge the gap was nonetheless feeble.

The Blues’ unbeaten run, suitably stretching back to April Fools Day, ended today against Newcastle at St. James’ Park.

Unanswered goals from Dwight Gayle and Ayoze Perez (who grabbed a brace) mean that Chelsea finish fifth and miss out on Champions League football for the second time in three seasons.

Jose Mourinho won his third league title with Chelsea in 2015, but followed up with a tenth place finish the year after. While still securing Europa League football, Antonio Conte has had a similar shocker after a league title win, something that didn’t go unnoticed.

Indeed, Chelsea do still have the FA Cup final to look forward to. Whether Conte will still be in charge may come in to question now given the Chelsea board’s trigger-happy nature.

That the criticisms from the hardcore Chelsea faithful have been more cutting than the inevitable banter from rival fans says a lot about the disconnect at a club that could still end up with silverware this season.

The managerial situation could yet change in the build-up to the Wembley showpiece next Saturday.

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Author: Chris Kelleher

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