if chelsea werent in the cl final they would have taken their last league matches more seriously
so totenham woudnt have qualified.
Thats pure speculation.
The hammering by Liverpool put paid to any slender hopes Chelsea had of getting 4th spot, for zgamer5 to even suggest that Chelsea put all hopes of being in the CL next year by winning it if they had a realistic chance via league postion is laughable.
di mateo made 8 changes to the team which beat them in the fa cup, if he wanted to win the cl and 4th place at the same time he would have never done that. Also out of the 11 players that started for chelsea(vs liverpool in the league) only 1 of them started the cl final, while two others were subs.
Also out of the 11 players who started the fa cup final, only 5 of them played perviously vs newcastle.
Its clear the dimateo didn't take the last league matches seriously in order to win both cup matches, and thats what he did.
It's irrelevant Chelsea made so many changes after the F.A. cup, thats what a squad is for.
After the cup they had 2 games left and trailed Tottenham by 5pts who had one game left at home to Fulham, its not a case of Matteo not taking the games seriously, its more the case of him knowing his team had slim to no chance of overtaking them.
Below is the team that played vs Liverpool, I understand most changes were due to the upcoming CL final, but if you're correct that Matteo didn't take the games seriously, then the guy doesn't deserve to manage a conference team let alone a premier one with a slim chance of getting to champions league without going shit or bust on one game.
- 22 Turnbull
- 02 Ivanovic
- 19 Ferreira
- 26 Terry
- 34 Bertrand
- 05 Essien
- 06 Romeu
- 07 Ramires
- 15 Malouda
- 09 Torres
- 23 Sturridge