Chelsea had an opportunity to end their season on a high by qualifying for the Champions League.
The odds were not in their favour, with Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool in better positions heading into the final two games of the campaign.
The Blues knew that if they defeated Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United, they would have a decent chance of finishing inside the top four.
However, their potential progression did not rest in their own hands, making it more difficult to force into contention.
Chelsea needed Liverpool and Tottenham to drop points due to the Blues’ inferior goal difference.
In the end, though, Conte’s side shot themselves in the foot as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Huddersfield and were beaten 3-0 on the final day of the campaign against the Magpies at St James’ Park.
After the final whistle, when the manager was asked about Chelsea’s inability to finish inside the top four, he seemed to direct his frustration at the club itself.
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) May 13, 2018
Chelsea supporters were not impressed, and many have since called for Conte to be sacked, which shows how much things have changed following last season’s title win.
— Mystery in© (@uzumakiadel) May 13, 2018
Shameful. He belittled the players with his pathetic complaining about squad quality
— Chelsea Vulture (@ChelseaVulture) May 13, 2018
— Sezrgiu (@peretsergiu17) May 13, 2018
Only 9 million a year though aye…….
— Jody FanBoy – CFC ⚽ (@JayMM15) May 13, 2018
is he drunk?
— Lep (@Sertarn) May 13, 2018
Extremely frustrating to hear…now you want to pass blame?
— Ben Robrahn (@BenRobrahn) May 13, 2018
— Jojo (@Johannayn) May 13, 2018
— Richard Deller (@RichardDeller1) May 13, 2018
How can anyone rep this disgusting man? My god
— EmersonSZN (@SensibleChelsea) May 13, 2018