Newcastle United v Chelsea

Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United walks off the pitch after being sent off during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on February 3

Rafa Benitez explains why Newcastle United fans should be 'over the moon' with the Magpies' season

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez called for the club's board to align their ambitions with those of the supporters after his team ended the season with a 3-0 home victory over Chelsea.

Cahill suggested Chelsea were focused on next weekend's FA Cup final against Manchester United, but would be irritated if any members of the team had taken the clash at St James' Park lightly.

Jamaal Lascelles (7/10): Marshalled the defence with some key interceptions and a couple of well-timed challenges.

Manager Antonio Conte made eight changes with the final in mind and saw an unimpressive performance.

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Les Girondins, auteur d'une belle victoire contre Toulouse (4-2), sont septièmes à deux points de la sixième place. Toulouse et Troyes , qui a ramené un point de Montpellier (1-1), se disputeront la place de barragiste.


Newcastle are now occupying the 10th positon on the Premier League table with 41 points from 37 games.

Ashley has admitted he can not afford to give his manager the kind of funds he would need to take the club to the next level and put the business up for sale in October a year ago as a result.

Paul Dummett (7.5/10): Dummett's defensive solidity is what kept Chelsea at bay throughout the course of the game from the left-hand side.

Benitez said: "The way that he has been behaving and playing during the season, especially at the end of the season, I think he is a different kind of midfielder so I am sure he will be in consideration".

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Meanwhile, Jonjo Shelvey and Mohamed Diame dominated Kante and the rest of the Chelsea midfield on Sunday.

"I'm a Newcastle player, I'm happy here, I'm the captain and things are going really well. We need a squad that has to be capable of competing in the Premier League". Aside from scoring a brace, the Spaniard also contributed to Newcastle's creative department heavily. "Whoever he decides to go for, it's up to him and congratulations to the players who do go".

The game could and should have been won by half-time but only a Dwight Gayle goal separated the two teams at the break, Ayoze Perez then adding two more to give a more realistic final scoreline.

"Jack Wilshere has had 12 starts this season because of injury and I don't think you can take too many gambles".

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"Romelu will be back for Tuesday so we'll see, but Anthony, I have to wait a bit more", said Jose Mourinho . I've got a lot of memories now to cherish and some I'll never forget, especially at this place.


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