It means there will be no Champions League football at Stamford Bridge next term, as the Blues instead drop into the Europa League. "Since the start of the first game, I think. the time I start listening to the speculation about me, this is the moment I start to be anxious".
While it was under Conte that some of the club's most senior players - John Terry (36), Branislav Ivanovic (33), Loic Remy (30) and Nemanja Matic (29), to name a few - were moved on, so, too, was Mohamed Salah (24), who went on to thrive at Roma before fetching quadruple the fee they had paid one year later.
"It won't be easy because a Champions League place is not in our hands, but we have to try and get three points against Newcastle and hope for something positive for us", he told the club's official website.
"I don't know anything about our end of season. For sure it was a big loss".
Roman Abramovich asked his former personal assistant Marina Granovskaia to take over Emenalo's duties, and Conte suggested it was a mistake not to bring in another technical director with a footballing background.
"But we must respect Huddersfield", the Italian said, via the Independent. Mourinho led the Blues to the 2014-15 Premier League title, but was sacked the following December as the team was struggling mightily.
The Blues must win against Newcastle and hope Brighton pull off a shock victory at fourth-placed Liverpool in order to overtake the Reds.
"Don't forget two years ago, Chelsea ended the season 10th and not in the FA Cup final, not in the semifinals of the Carabao Cup and they were eliminated in the last 16 against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League".
Conte has been at loggerheads with the Chelsea board all season over recruitment. This season he did a fantastic job.
"I'm the last person to judge the moment of the club".
Newcastle comfortably beat Chelsea at St James' Park.
However, the Chelsea boss refused to delve into the dire effects of not being in the Champions League and stressed that his job is to coach the players and not judge such situations.