Kepa Reveals What He Expects From Chelsea Between Now And The End Of The Season

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Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has urged his teammates to stay focussed until the end of the season.

The Blues begin our two-legged Europa League semi in Frankfurt on Thursday and also have two Premier League games left.

With Chelsea just two points off fifth-placed Arsenal, Kepa has urged the Blues to win the remaining games of the season to ensure we secure a top four spot this season.

Kepa said: “We would almost certainly have to win all our remaining games to have a realistic chance of making the top four. We have drawn the first two, so we are really glad it’s still in our hands.

“We must win our last two games. The last few weeks have shown us, more than anything, that no game is easy, whoever you are. Teams above and below us are having trouble winning matches.

“We have to be prepared, stay attentive, maintain our focus, train hard. We can’t let this precious opportunity that we have escape us.”

Injured duo Antonio Rudiger and Callum Hudson-Odoi would miss the rest of the season.

Willian, who was on the receiving end of a heavy challenge from Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo during Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, is expected to feature in Thursday’s Europa League clash in Frankfurt after being part of training on Wednesday.

Willian has been a very important player for Chelsea in the Europa League this season, providing three goals and seven assists in 12 appearances.

Olivier Giroud, the Europa League top scorer with 10 goals in 11 games, also took part in training on Wednesday and is expected to lead the line against Frankfurt on Thursday.

Chelsea won the Europa League in 2013 under Rafa Benitez and the Blues are targeting the trophy this season. Winning the Europa League also guarantees a place in the Champions League next season.

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