But Conte admitted he was in the dark regarding Chelsea's summer plans, suggesting he will leave the club this summer.
Jamaal Lascelles (7/10): Marshalled the defence with some key interceptions and a couple of well-timed challenges.
Jonjo Shelvey (9/10): At the end of the day, it was Jonjo Shelvey who proved to be the main difference between the two sides.
"When you have the fans behind the team all season, this is the best way to finish", he told Sky Sports.
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The Premier League put a bow on its remarkable season with a 100-point flourish from Man City, and a new single-season scoring mark. Aside from scoring a brace, the Spaniard also contributed to Newcastle's creative department heavily.
Trouble was, it came from Newcastle, who had tested Thibaut Courtois well before Dwight Gayle efficiently headed the opening goal when Courtois, under pressure from Jacob Murphy, could only flap a high ball towards the diminutive striker.
It might have been worse seconds later when Shelvey powered his way into the box, only to blast his left-footed effort past a post when he seemed certain to score, and Courtois made a fine one-handed save to keep out Gayle's 27th-minute drive.
It was only six years ago when Newcastle finished fifth in the Premier League and qualified for the Europa League.
If this was to be farewell for the former Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid head coach, his players gave him a rousing send-off, as Perez struck twice after the break to add to Gayle's first-half opener to confirm an impressive 10th-place finish in their first season back in the top flight.