PUNDIT REVEALS WHY THE FA CUP IS IMPORTANT FOR CHELSEA THIS SEASON

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There seems to be a bit of negativity around Chelsea at the moment with a bit of unrest at club about the future of Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

Danny Murphy believes winning the FA Cup is important for Chelsea this season because winning matches and silverware turns negativity around at a club.

“There is some negativity around Chelsea at the moment, but it is not like the last time they won the Premier League and then capitulated the following season under Jose Mourinho,” Murphy wrote on Standard Sport.

“That was a real fall from grace, and this season they were still been competing on four fronts until they lost to Arsenal in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night.

“But there is a bit of unrest about whether Antonio Conte will stay or go, whether he is happy with the transfer policy and the way things have come out through him is not great.

“And the only thing that turns negativity around at a club is winning matches and silverware – and for that reason the FA Cup is important for Chelsea this season.

“It looks like Manchester City are going to win the Premier League and the Champions League is going to be tough for Chelsea because they play Barcelona. The FA Cup is the most realistic chance for silverware this season and Newcastle at home is a good draw.

“Chelsea will not like losing a semi-final to a big rival like Arsenal and it is important they bounce back with a decent performance on Sunday.

“The win at Brighton last weekend is their only one in seven matches in 2018 and I do not think Conte persisting with the new system has helped them.”

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