Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has revealed that it would be very, very surprising if the Blues manage to finish in top four this season.
Blues manager Antonio Conte has managed to win the Premier League title in his first season during the 2016-17 campaign. But this season the West-London side are struggling for the top-four finish as they want the Champions League spot next season.
The Stamford Bridge side fifth in the Premier League table with five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Chelsea still have four games to secure the Champions League football, but Cahill said they must be realistic about their league prospects.
“I am not being negative by any stretch, but the games are running out and the teams in there are very good, so if they do let it up it’ll be very, very surprising,” Cahill said.
“There is that gap and the point difference, but the obvious thing is all we can do is win our games.”
“We got a decent result at Burnley and we just need to keep winning.”
The Blues will play Swansea City away, before hosting Liverpool and Huddersfield at Stamford Bridge which will be followed by Newcastle United clash at St. James Park.
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When asked about the possibility to win the FA Cup this season, the captain replied: “We need it and we wanted it.”
“It was important that we tried to reach the final, so it gives us a good opportunity now.”
“The final didn’t go great for us last year, so we want to try and make amends, but we did the job that we needed to do.”
Chelsea still have a chance to win a silverware as they will play Manchester United in the FA Cup final on May 19 at Wembley Stadium.