Should they find themselves routed at Wembley, there will be no hiding place left for many players in this underperforming Chelsea side, never mind Conte.
"If we think we can play a game like this in the final of the FA Cupthen we don't have a chance, we don't have a chance".
"I hope very much that Rafa will remain at Newcastle United". As you know very well, my task is to work very hard. At least they had a bright, sun-kissed afternoon for it. Jacob Murphy, allowed to meet Matt Ritchie's cross unchallenged at the back post, saw his effort parried by Courtois, but Dwight Gayle scampered in to nod the loose ball into the empty net.
The Blue backlash? Meagre.
"Chelsea have been diabolical and honestly, the way that they have played considering what was at stake..." The Blues though, still have a slimmer chance of eking into the top four, provided Liverpool lose their game against Brighton and Chelsea win on their trip to the Tyneside.
"Chelsea have been abject and Newcastle have just wanted it more".
George Perry: 0 - 3.
He said: "For sure we must change".
"It is not enough just to finish tenth with four or five teams around you", said Benitez. Barkley also made one strong run and shot at Dubravka.
And then there's Rafa Benitez at Newcastle. "We have to have confidence in this team". This time from the start we did not show the right will to finish the season in the best possible way.
Leading unfancied Newcastle to a top-half finish will only add to Benitez's stock.
However, as the club attempts to negotiate an extension, owner Ashley has expressed his gratitude to the 58-year-old Spaniard and re-affirmed his commitment to his vision for the future.
"I'd certainly like to think people gave their all today, and to not do so would be extremely disappointing", Cahill was quoted as saying by BBC Sport. "Yes. I think, I think so".
Newcastle deservedly went in front as Chris Gayle headed home from close range after Thiabut Courtois' failure to keep it out in the opening minute. You can ask the club what is the damage to finish out of the Champions League. "Finally, I would like to thank the fans for their unrivalled support of Rafa and the team throughout the season".
"I am working with my players this season and it is not right to say something about this".