Don't forget two years ago they finished the season tenth, not in any finals and were eliminated in the last 16 [of the Champions League] against Paris Saint-Germain - it can happen.
Antonio Conte claims Chelsea have no chance of an FA Cup final victory over Manchester United unless they improve quickly after questioning the desire of his players.
The 1-1 draw at home against relegation-battlers Huddersfield on Wednesday night was followed by a disappointing final-day 3-0 defeat at Newcastle, who had already secured their own Premier League status.
Conte enjoyed a positive relationship with Emenalo, who acted as a valuable intermediary between the head coach and the Chelsea board, and the Italian is expected to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season after months of tensions with the club hierarchy over transfer policy.
It has been something of a disappointing campaign for the Blues under Conte this term, with Chelsea FC having struggled to produce consistent performances in the Premier League this season after having won the title past year.
"I want to win and try and get the three points", Conte said.
"I like to play to win and this is my first season I didn't win the title".
"Michael did a great job for this club for many years".
Chelsea and Man United fight for the last piece of silverware, with both needing it to put a shine on their season.
"I'm a Newcastle player, I'm happy here, I'm the captain and things are going really well. For me, for sure, it was a big loss".
"I'm very lucky to have a person very close to me that helps me in every moment, in a positive moment, in a negative moment, to face the situation in the best possible way". "Our fans deserve more than today".
After seeing his team end a four-game losing streak, he said: 'Tenth position, great game, three good goals - a almost ideal Sunday'. "We have to sit down, talk and see where we are".