Conte not thinking about cup final

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Antonio Conte says he is focused only on winning the final game of the Premier League season at Newcastle, not the FA Cup final, so Chelsea can capitalise on any slip up from Liverpool.

The fifth-placed Blues, champions last season, must win at St James’ Park and hope Brighton can win at Anfield to have any hope of beating the Champions League finalists to a place in Europe’s elite club competition next season.

The top-four bid may be out of their hands, but Conte insisted he would select his team with only victory over the Magpies in mind, not next Saturday’s Wembley date with Manchester United.

“I want to win and try and get the three points,” Conte said.

“If someone slips in the last game, you must be ready. And only by getting three points (will you be ready).

“So, for this reason, every decision I make will be to try to win.”

The impact of last Sunday’s win over Liverpool and Wednesday’s draw with Huddersfield may prompt changes, while goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois should return following a back injury.

“Probably I can change something, but not because I’m thinking about the FA Cup final,” Conte added.

“Only because, maybe, some may be tired after two tough games in three days.”