Chelsea’s growing momentum was stunted by their tepid performance in the 1-1 home draw against Huddersfield and now Antonio Conte faces a battle to regain momentum ahead of next weekend’s FA Cup final against Manchester United.
He has just one game in which to do that; the trip to face Newcastle, of course managed by former Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez, on the final day of the Premier League season.
The last two times Chelsea have played the Magpies on the final day, they have lost on both occasions; in the closing act of Jose Mourinho’s first two title-winning seasons in 2004-05 and 2005-06.
It will not be an easy afternoon for the Blues so Conte will have to ensure his side are at the races to a greater degree than they were against the Terriers, who secured the point they needed for survival at Stamford Bridge.
That’s why we asked you whether Conte should recall Victor Moses to the starting eleven for the trip to the north-east and the result was resounding.
84 per cent of Blues supporters want the man valued at £16.2m by Transfermarkt back in the starting eleven and you can check out the full results of the poll below…