Chelsea’s fight for a top four finish took a big hit after the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield has now left Maurizio Sarri’s side fourth in the Premier League table. However, Chelsea’s position as fourth could drop to sixth as they could be overtaken by both Manchester United and Arsenal if they win all of their outstanding games.
The fight for a top four is still going strong as Tottenham and Manchester United won their games on Saturday, with Arsenal going away to Watford on Monday night. A win for the Gunners in that game will take Unai Emery’s side to fourth.
Chelsea have four games to play, but Blues boss Maurizio Sarri believes his side will finish the season in top four.
Asked about Chelsea’s top-four chances, Sarri said: “It’s not easy of course but we have to fight to the end.
“It will be very hard for every team in the last month of the season.
“We can expect very strange results in last month because we are tiring like all the other teams.”
The Italian was also asked who will win the title, to which he replied: “It’s very difficult to say.
“Probably it will depend on a post in or a post out. It’s so close.
“The difference will be one or two points, no more.”
Chelsea conceded two quick fire goals immediately after the restart with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah scoring within two minutes to put Liverpool 2-0 in front, but Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson refused to share what their manager told them at half-time.
He said: “What did the manager say at half-time? I can’t tell you that! I thought there was a period when we blew them away a bit, but then they had a couple of good chances.
“Overall it’s a good performance because Chelsea are a good side. I’ve moved a little bit further forward in the last few weeks, which I’ve enjoyed. It’s really big for us to be in the title race. We’ve got a few big games coming up, and we’re enjoying it.”