There is a growing sense that the Argentine's tactics require fitness levels that can not be maintained throughout the season, which at least partially explains their lack of cutting edge against West Brom.
"We are getting three points in every game".
Although they are still outsiders, the result moved Chelsea within two points of Tottenham and three of Liverpool, with a game in hand against the Merseyside club but a considerably poorer goal difference.
Mohamed Salah has scored 43 goals from 48 games across all competitions and could down Real Madrid when the two teams meet in the Champions League final on May 26.
Liverpool secured a top-four place last season on the final day with victory over Middlesbrough.
Morata will be out to impress in what remains a key fixture for the Blues, with their Champions League hopes still in the balance.
They needed nine points from their last six matches against Everton, Bournemouth, West Brom, Stoke City, Chelsea, and Brighton. Brighton showed in their previous game against Manchester United that they can win against big teams. Afterwards, Klopp urged Salah to cut such antics from his game and also highlighted that he suffered by coming up against his former Roma team-mate Antonio Rudiger. "Newcastle is not a holiday trip".More news: Windows 10's Timeline feature is coming to Android
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I am sure some of them looked at what happened to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and thought "I don't want that to be me". Arsene Wenger addresses the crowd at the Emirates after a 5-0 win for Arsenal over Burnley in his final home match as manager.
"Yes, I think it was a dive, was it?"
"But that's my life".
The landscape will look even healthier for Chelsea if Spurs slip up against Newcastle at Wembley in midweek ahead of their season finale at home to Leicester next Sunday.
The Senegalese had two firm efforts from the edge of the box kept out by Courtois but two minutes after the second of them, Chelsea took the lead. It would still be some shock if they scupper Spurs again.
Olivier Giroud boosted Chelsea's bid to snatch a top four place in the Premier League as the France striker sealed a 1-0 win over Liverpool that brought the Champions League finalists back down to earth.
For Chelsea, though, the objective is clear and uncomplicated.