Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists that the Blues can still finish in the top four of the premier league this season and will give their all to ensure it happens.
The Blues started the season poorly under Jose Mourinho, who was sacked in December, and their chances of finishing in a Champions League position diminished but under the guidance of interim boss Guus Hiddink, the Blues have gone 12 Premier League games unbeaten and they moved up to eighth in the table following a 2-1 win over Norwich City on Tuesday night.
However, with Liverpool’s comprehensive 3-0 rout of title favourites Manchester City, the Blues have now returned to tenth on the log with ten matches remaining to the end of the season.
“It’s very important to win games,” Matic told Chelsea TV. “We’re a big team and we have to do this if we want to be closer to the first four. It’s very difficult to catch them, but we’ll try our best to win every game.”
Chelsea are now five points behind a European spot and eight adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City ahead of their next game is against Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.