Antonio Conte’s men had the chance to beat Arsenal and win the FA Cup, and complete the Double. But a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal killed the dreams of a Double.

However, Antonio Conte has told his players not to be downcast as it has been a good season for Chelsea.

Chelsea overcame last season’s woes and a difficult start to the new season to become champions of England, and Conte insists that it has been a good season.

He said: “If I have to be worried because in the mind of my players this defeat, we started the season at 10th place and it has been a great season for us.

“To win after 30 wins and reach the final of the FA Cup with not a big squad, a normal squad, I think it was incredible.

“My players must remain in the mind our fantastic season and the final. You have to reach this point and it is a pity we didn’t win. We must be proud of this.”

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