Antonio Conte defends Chelsea's season ahead of final league game

Antonio Conte defends Chelsea's season ahead of final league game

Antonio Conte defends Chelsea's season ahead of final league game

Although the south Wales club can still catch Southampton on points on the final day, its goal difference is inferior by nine.

Jurgen Klopp wants his Liverpool players to forget about the Champions League final and focus on securing a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Most impressively of all, Klopp's management has also ensured that Liverpool's flurry of goals hasn't dried up despite losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £142 million ($199 million) in January and not buying a natural replacement. The final round of action traditionally sees a spike in goals and, in any case, 11 of Palace's 16 home games under Roy Hodgson have seen at least three goals, with three of the last four seeing exactly five strikes.

Pep Guardiola is targeting 100 points to cap an "almost ideal season" after champions Manchester City set a hat-trick of Premier League records and home fans said farewell to veteran midfielder Yaya Toure.

"We have to live with this pressure and this type of situation".

"It's very hard to explain the draw today because when you have 82% possession, and create many chances, concede only counter-attack, and draw the game... it's very hard to explain", said the Italian. "It's another big game for us but the mindset, like it is every game, is to go and win". The Reds' form over the six games has been shaky. I work hard to help my team.

The night's games started against the backdrop of more encouraging news from the hospital where the league's most successful-ever manager is being treated. How much will Rafa Benitez get to spend this summer? They've averaged less than one goal per game although, since January, their attack has benefitted from the exciting form of Kenedy.

But he was able to return to training today and is in contention to start in Chelsea's final league fixture of the season on Sunday. "We look forward to sharing many more seasons with you at Liverpool".

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang scored his ninth Arsenal goal in just 13 appearances since a club record move from Borussia Dortmund in January to draw the visitors level.

Bizarrely, though, Conte confessed he was clueless about what Chelsea's plans were once the season ends for them next Saturday.

"If you remember, last season after 10th place we won".

With Chelsea's top four hopes ultimately out of their hands, and Liverpool likely to put any faint hopes to rest quite quickly against Brighton, this could turn into a leisurely and meaningless affair. We did it with our's just unbelievable.

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