Antonio Conte sees 'hope' in Chelsea's once 'impossible' top-4 chase

07 May, 2018, 01:04 | Author: Virgil Todd
  • Gary Cahill sits down on a nice seat

Chelsea has closed the gap on the top four back to two points courtesy of a 1-0 win over fellow Champions League hopefuls Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Mo Salah has fired Liverpool's bid at home and overseas with a stunning 43 goal debut season at Anfield and will return to Stamford Bridge for the first time as the recently crowned double player-of-the-season.

Liverpool pressed but Chelsea held on to move within three points of the visitors who are third.

"I'm very happy for the players and the fans, they deserve this type of game and this win".

"Now we have to recover well and play an important game on Wednesday against Huddersfield".

Liverpool, meanwhile, have now failed to score in two successive Premier League games for the first time since August 2015 and could be left needing victory on the final day to secure their place in the top four.

They are still in control and a win against Brighton should be enough given their superior goal difference over Chelsea.

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Regardless of whether or not Chelsea finish in the top four, it seems likely manager Antonio Conte will leave at the end of the season. No, no, no. I have never spoken about Salah because I think the situation was clear. I was not sure.

Giroud also spoke after Chelsea's big win. "We play our last game at home and Chelsea have to go to Newcastle - that's not a holiday trip, it doesn't sound like a holiday trip to me".

Jurgen Klopp was unconcerned by Mohamed Salah's disappointing performance against Chelsea, refuting the suggestion the Egypt winger is suffering burnout.

Liverpool have 72 points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur with 71 and Chelsea on 69, both with a game in hand on the Merseysiders.

But despite their pressure, Liverpool were caught with a sucker punch in the 32nd minute as Giroud justified Conte's decision to select him at the expense of the out of form Alvaro Morata.

Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Chelsea qualified for the final of the 2017/18 English FA Cup after beating fellow Premier League campaigners Southampton 2-0 on Sunday, April 22.

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