"I would like to thank Rafa Benitez for his magnificent achievement this season", he said.
The Blues' hopes of playing in next season's Europe topflight competition faded away when they drew 1-1 to Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
"The fans appreciate this togetherness, and the relationship we have created".
"When people say "wheel and deal" - sometimes you have to do it, because if not, you don't have the money".
While the Spanish manager has options in most areas of the pitch, with Kenedy and Atsu out it leaves just Jacob Murphy as the only senior winger at his disposal - and he faces 90 minutes to save his Magpies career ahead of the summer in what seems a guaranteed start. There is one other thing that has been important too, and that we have had this year. I'm delighted to be part of this team and city. "Whoever he decides to go for, it's up to him and congratulations to the players who do go".
"If I was the owner, I'd do anything I can to keep him happy and make sure he stays", Lascelles said after United secured a 10th-placed finish in the Premier League.
"On many occasions throughout the season, they have been described as a Championship side, which I personally consider to be derogatory".
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"My future? I've heard so much talk, but I haven't spoken to De Laurentiis: I have a contract with Newcastle, I'm talking to them about my renewal".
It might have been out of embarrassment because their underwhelming season, but when the final whistle rang on the game at St James', several Chelsea tried to run off down the tunnel without saying their goodbyes to the supporters - most of whom had travelled Chelsea's longest journey that season, from London to Newcastle.
And after Gary Lineker read out the statement on Match of the Day, Newcastle legend Alan Shearer wasn't having any of it.
However, he has made no secret of his desire to see his ambition matched by the club if he is to stay, a theme to which he returned immediately after the game.
But one thing is for sure, Jonjo Shelvey is destined for greater things if he can remain honest.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was full of praise for Newcastle after his team's defeat.