The Blues’ attacking midfielder Willian has urged his teammates not to give up on a Champions League berth after the Liverpool clash.
Chelsea is currently in fifth place on the Premier League table and needs to win all their remaining matches to even have a slight chance of qualifying for the Champions League. The West London outfit was given some hope of achieving that dream when local London rivals Tottenham Hotspur lost to West Bromwich Albion through a late Jake Livermore goal.
And Brazilian superstar Willian, who has arguably been Chelsea’s player of the season, has urged his teammates to believe that the former Premier League champions can still finish in the top 4. Liverpool was involved in a thrilling game during the mid-week against AS Roma in the semi-finals of the Champions League and progressed through to the final where they will face Real Madrid. Chelsea has had a whole week to prepare for this fixture and an Olivier Giroud header earned Chelsea all the three points against a depleted Liverpool as the Blues won 1-0.
The 29-year-old attacker posted on his club’s official website urging his club mates not to give up any hope after the encounter against Liverpool, “It was a massive game because we still have a chance of catching them and qualifying for next season’s Champions League, but to do that we have to win this game, we have to win every game,”
Willian then added that it was a tough game against a tough opposition but Chelsea needed to fight as they have the home advantage, “We are playing at home but they are a good team who are full of confidence so we have to pay great attention in every type of situation. We want to win the game and we have prepared very well. We have to win these two games, especially when you play at home. We cannot lose points at Stamford Bridge. We are ready to fight to try to win these matches.”
To be honest, Chelsea will have no other option than do to the best they can but the other results with Liverpool and Tottenham will decide their fate for the Champions League qualification or not. It’s an uphill task but after beating Liverpool, Chelsea now has belief and confidence in trying to finish in the top 4.