Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel believes beating Aston Villa this weekend and securing a top four finish will take pressure off the players ahead of the Champions League final.
If Chelsea miss out on a top four finish, the Blues will have to beat Manchester City in the Champions League final to secure Champions League football next season.
Tuchel said: “For sure, it takes some pressure off [securing top four ahead of the final].
“But I don’t think when we arrive next week for the Champions League final that it would be in our heads to make it into Champions League next season. We will play 100 per cent no matter what to win the come.
“The side effect could be a crucial one but we don’t want to play this final to arrive in the Champions League. We put so much hard work, quality into the last months. We want to finish the game on Sunday.”