Newcastle adds to Chelsea's blues

Newcastle adds to Chelsea's blues

Rafa Benitez will meet Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley on Sunday for talks which will determine his future on Tyneside, with the manager still none the wiser what the transfer budget is for next season.

The Geordies sang his name throughout this rousing finale, his team ending the campaign with a flourish in a comprehensive dismantling of Chelsea's tenuous and flimsy Champions League aspirations.

The Blues were dominated in the first half by the hosts, with Dwight Gayle putting them to the sword inside the first 25 minutes, however, the visitors could have been behind earlier in the game if it were not for Courtois' saves.

"Rafa, as always, has my full support, and contrary to some media reports that portray me as a pantomime villain, I will continue to ensure that every penny generated by the club is available to him".

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"I hope very much that Rafa will remain at Newcastle United".

However, Newcastle fans are concerned that Benitez might not extend a contract which expires in a year, with the availability of funds to strengthen the squad possibly a key factor. For this, I'm the first person to answer, because I am the coach of this team.

Further forward, Conte should go with his most-favourable pick of Willian and Eden Hazard on the right and left side of the attack whilst we are backing Olivier Giroud to reclaim his starting role after another failure for Alvaro Morata.

"The fans have ambitions and we have ambitions, and we have to know if everybody has the same feelings too".

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