EPL: Chelsea Fumble Against Newcastle United
Victor Moses and his Chelsea teammates put up one of their worst displays of the season at they were roundly beaten 3-0 by Newcastle United in one of the final games of the Premier League played on Sunday.
Ayoze Perez struck twice to end Chelsea's faint hopes of Champions League qualification as Newcastle secured a top-10 finish on their return to the Premier League.
The Blues, who face Manchester United in the FA Cup final next Saturday, simply did not turn up for what many believe could be Antonio Conte's final league game at the helm and were beaten 3-0 at St James' Park.
Dwight Gayle headed the home side into a 23rd-minute lead they richly deserved, and Perez's second-half double ended a run of four successive defeat and clinched 10th place, fuelling fresh calls from the stands for manager Rafael Benitez to extend his stay on Tyneside.
The last time Chelsea lost a final day Premier clash was in 2011 and Carlo Ancelotti was dismissed on that day.
Though there are fears that Antonio Conte may also be relieved of his duties, such is not expected before the FA Cup finals against Manchester United next weekend at Wembley.
Incidentally, Sunday's game was Chelsea's 1000th Premier League game and they will definitely want to forget this as fast as possible.