Antonio Conte Proud of Chelsea's Late Fight for Top Four Finish

08 May, 2018, 01:11 | Author: Laura Christensen
  • Antonio Conte Proud of Chelsea's Late Fight for Top Four Finish

In order to qualify for next season's Champions League Liverpool need to win at home against Brighton in their final match of the season or match Chelsea's result in their final game.

It therefore simply needs to equal the Blues' result next Sunday to secure a place in the top four, and the automatic 2018-19 Champions League qualification that comes with it. "That doesn't sound like a holiday trip for me".

"We are winning and our opponents are dropping points", Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte was quoted as saying by BBC.

Though Liverpool remain in the driving seat for a top-four spot, Tottenham could leapfrog them into third with victory over Newcastle on Wednesday night.

Jenas's concern focuses on the Liverpool front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

"That's not what I want to see and not what he wants to do", he said.

"One month ago, it was impossible to imagine we could fight for a place in the Champions League". 3-0 win, enjoy the sun, then forget about Brighton and prepare for the final.

"Did I think that would happen?"


"But that's my life". Both games are at their temporary Wembley home.

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.

UEFA introduced this rule in 2005 when Liverpool won the Champions League but finished fifth, behind Everton in the Premier League.

Spurs' surprise loss at relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion on Saturday opened the door for Chelsea to close the gap on the top four.

Spurs have a track record for stumbling over the line in the closing weeks of a season and they are doing so again.

An added bonus for Liverpool and Tottenham is that their superior goal difference means that Chelsea will nearly certainly have to better their points tally rather than match it.

For Chelsea, though, the objective is clear and uncomplicated.

However Klopp reminded Chelsea that they need to nonetheless fulfil their a part of the cut price by beating Newcastle away on the ultimate day. With his humble personality and tendency not to react to spiky moments in a game, he has earned himself a good reputation.

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