Chelsea needed to beat Tottenham and close the gap on a top four finish, but the Blues lost the game 3-1, despite having scored the first goal.
And now, Chelsea could miss out on Champions League football for the second time in three years.
Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has told the players that they owe the fans their best and must give their all for the remaining games of the season.
He told the official Chelsea website: “There is no choice but to knuckle down and do the best possible for the last seven league games in the hope that Liverpool or Spurs have a meltdown, however unlikely that is.
“Apart from the Europa League qualification there also other things to play for such as pride in your performance, a duty to the fans who are still paying good money to be entertained and of course future contracts in the longer term and positions in the team in the shorter term. Each of these should be hugely important to any footballer with a conscience.”