To win in this way with the 30 wins [in the Premier League] and arrive in the final of the FA Cup, without a big squad but a normal [sized] squad.
The element of weariness in the Chelsea display did not bode well for next term, when they will once again have the additional commitment of Champions League football. You don't stay at a club for 20 years if you are not happy.
Chelsea manager Conte hopes to emulate his Italian compatriot Carlo Ancelotti's feat from the 2009-10 campaign by steering Chelsea to a league and FA Cup Double in his first season at Stamford Bridge.
"It's not about popularity, it's about competence".
Welbeck said: "The manager is his own man and he makes his own decision and the board will make the right decision.You can't read him".
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It increased the distance between City and Arsenal , too, who entered the day on 66 points prior to their match against Stoke. Faced more defensive duties in the second half, but was an attacking spearhead in the first, creative, cunning and cavalier.
Speculation has been rife for much of the season over whether Wenger will continue at Arsenal, with his current contract due to expire at the end of June. "And on Wednesday or Thursday it will be clearer".
Aaron Ramsey, who scored his second FA Cup-winning goal having also secured the trophy in 2014 against Hull City, said he wants Wenger to continue in charge, praising his switch to a three-man defence which enabled Arsenal to finish the season strongly.
He said: "I don't think I can answer that question at the moment". "Everything should go on as normal. and not change anything that we do". "Hopefully, he'll be there next season".
"I saw a contact with Moses and the defenders but I don't know if there is a contact for the penalty or not". But let's enjoy the win tonight and not worry about the future.
Surveying the Arsenal team-sheet before kick-off must have made encouraging viewing for Chelsea's forwards. "This team has exceptional potential".