Antonio Conte bemoans mistakes as he reflects on Chelsea's poor season

SOUTHAMPTON ENGLAND- APRIL 14 Olivier Giroud of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his sides third goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium

The only upside is that winning the FA Cup remains a possibility.

The saints have drawn or won more home games than they've lost this season and Chelsea have lost or drawn more than they've won away so I'm more than happy to chance Southampton with a goal start at odds against.

'It's not simple. It will be very hard to reduce this gap and take a place in the Champions League, but we must try to do this until the end of the season'.

The ailing champions go into their game at Southampton on Saturday 10 points behind Liverpool and Tottenham, and with only three league wins secured from their 11 top-flight fixtures since the turn of the year.

Chelsea travel to St Mary's knowing they face a tough battle against a Southampton side attempting to avoid relegation.

Antonio Conte claimed that Chelsea's top players have an obligation to consider staying to help the club get back into the Champions League if they miss out on a top-four finish this season.

"We need it believe, we need to trust in each other and try to win every game".

Conte isn't the only high-profile name who could leave Chelsea this summer.

Blanc, who is a whopping 50/1 shot to become the latest gaffer to take his place on the Chelsea hotseat, has also been linked with Everton (25/1). That may seem trite, but these are the things that matter most to the fans.

A 1-1 draw is the most likely scoreline in the game according to the odds in the betting market.

His two goals and two assists so far for Newcastle along with his incredible performances have already attracted clubs wanting to bring him in on a permanent deal from Chelsea.

Conte, however, dismissed the suggestion that his players could lose interest in their remaining Premier League matches as a result of their situation.

The Hammers, if they survive to fight another season in the top division - which they should, given their current six-point cushion with six games to go - have plenty of rebuilding, rethinking, restructuring to do this summer.

"I think this is not my job to answer this type of question", Conte told reporters in Friday's pre-match news conference ahead of the trip to Southampton.