Chelsea are currently sixth in the Premier League, and winning the Europa League may be the Blues’ best route into the Champions League next season.
Maurizio Sarri’s side are three points behind Arsenal in fourth, and the Blues have a poor goal difference when compared to other top four rivals. Chelsea have also failed to take advantage of Tottenham and Manchester United’s capitulation by getting only a point out of six in their last two games.
The Blues have been knocked out of the FA Cup and lost the League Cup on penalties in the final against Manchester City. The only chance of silverware this season is the Europa League, and Chelsea have a good chance of lifting this trophy at the end of the season.
Former Chelsea winger Paul Canoville doesn’t think winning the Europa League will be a good enough season for Chelsea.
“Not enough for me,” Canoville told Love Sport Radio, when asked if winning the Europa League would make it a successful season for Chelsea.
“Don’t get me wrong, dropping down to the Europa League is obviously not a nice feeling, and the Champions League is always looking for us at Chelsea.
“But yes, if we were able to win that, it would be a bonus.
“But at the moment, it is not a very good season, I would say, in my opinion.
“Looking at that, we have got some players we should look at and give a chance, and that’s the situation at the moment.”