There are six games left for Chelsea in the Premier League until the end of the season, and for Chelsea it’s a race for a top four finish.
Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United are all fighting for two slots in the top four, and all four sides still have a good chance of sealing a Champions League finish.
Chelsea are a point behind Spurs who are in third, but the Blues are in fifth place, level on points with Arsenal who have a better goal difference and still have an outstanding game.
Chelsea still have two big games left to play – away fixtures to Liverpool and Manchester United, but Blues boss Maurizio Sarri insists that Chelsea don’t need to win all their remaining games to make top four.
Asked if Chelsea must win all their remaining matches to make the top four, Sarri replied in his press conference: “No, because I think the last part of the season will be very difficult for every team. We only have to fight and think about our matches. We have to fight until the last minute of the last match, but without looking at the other results.
“We go on the pitch with the same target, at home and away, to win. We have to play very difficult matches, especially away in the last part of the season, but we only have to do our best and play to win. Then we will see.”
Speaking ahead of the West Ham clash on Monday night, Sarri has revealed that he’s seeking to rotate his squad for Monday’s game against the Hammers as well as the away trip to Slavia Prague in the Europa League clash on Thursday.
“Of course it will be difficult, but I have to consider in this moment of the season we need to change,” Sarri said.
“We have played 51 matches, and in the last part of the season I want 20 players completely involved in our targets.
“I don’t know [if Callum Hudson-Odoi will start]. I have to decide who is going to play against West Ham and who is going to play against Slavia.”