Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin, revealed his disappointment from Sunday’s loss to Tottenham at Stamford Bridge.
Having gone 1-0 up, Antonio Conte’s men eventually lost the game 3-1. The defeat now means Chelsea’s Champions League chances are up in the air, with seven games left to go.
Nevin however believes that the Blues must try to win the their remaining seven games and win the FA Cup as well, as he argued that many clubs will like to be like Chelsea.
He wrote in his column for the official Chelsea website: “It is particularly painful because it feels as if we have gone out to the Champions League twice in a couple of weeks. First against Barcelona for this season, and now next year is a long shot after Sunday.
“Trying to win our remaining seven league games and also the FA Cup must be the main target, but it looks like qualification for the Europa League is most likely now. In times gone by that would have been considered a pretty damn good season for the club, but much less so in the Roman era I think we would all agree. Just considering the dip in finances alone from the lack of Champions League football is enough to blacken the clouds above our heads even more, but it should as always be kept in context.
“How many clubs would love to have had the success of Chelsea over the last few years? 99.9 per cent of them I would argue. Even the much-lauded Spurs can’t come close to boasting the silverware that has been paraded around the Bridge of late. It may be feast and famine, but it is great to have those banquets pretty regularly as most clubs do not gorge themselves on trophies that often.”