Antonio Conte warns Chelsea: 'We must change many players'


Conte has fuelled tensions with the Chelsea hierarchy this season by repeatedly intimating that the club showed a lack of ambition in the transfer market last summer, and he again insisted that his players have not underachieved despite a fifth-place finish in the Premier League.

Ever since Willian was substituted during the FA Cup semi-final against Southampton, in which the 29-year-old proceeded to storm down the tunnel and into the locker room, Conte had started the Brazilian just once, most recently leaving him on the bench during the team's FA Cup Final win against Manchester United on Saturday.

After the match Hazard warned that Chelsea will have to be more ambitious in their approach if they want to win trophies in the future, but Conte insisted that his game plan was necessitated by the players now at his disposal.

"I think if we want to aim for the top, we should do the same - obviously within the limits of what's possible as well".

Having said that, if Conte does leave Stamford Bridge in the next few weeks, then he is going as a successful manager with a league title and FA Cup from his two seasons in charge.

"Naturally, we will see what happens with the club".

"The fans and especially the players deserve this win, to win an important trophy in this season that for sure was very hard for many reasons", he added.

Eden Hazard earned the first laugh over his Manchester United rivals before Saturday's FA Cup final.

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"I think our team did a fantastic defensive job without defending".

"When Chelsea won the Premier League under Jose Mourinho in 2015, Hazard was voted the PFA Player of the Year and I felt he had the potential to go on and become the best player in the world", Shearer told BBC Sport.

"I have a contract and I have committed to this club", he said.

"You have to understand if, in this season, we had the maximum or not".

Hazard was the catalyst for Chelsea's eighth FA Cup victory as the Belgium playmaker produced a virtuoso performance capped by his 22nd-minute victor. They know our team without Lukaku does not have a presence, so putting eight or nine players in front of the box they knew they would be dominant in that direct football.

"I think that the transfer market has gone pretty insane". It's right that the club demands of me a lot.

"We'll see what's going on and I am sure the board will do what needs to be done".

"After these two seasons I will always love this colour, these fans, this club".