Maurizio Sarri says he is optimistic Chelsea will finish in the top four despite Sunday’s 1-1 draw at home to Wolves.
Belgium international Eden Hazard’s goal in the second minute of stoppage time cancelled out Raul Jimenez’s opener as Chelsea earned a draw to move within four points of Tottenham in the four-way battle for two Champions League qualification places.
The Blues have a game in hand, but could not capitalise fully on Spurs’ loss at Southampton on Saturday, and now have nine games to play in their bid to seal a top-four spot.
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Despite missing out on all three points, Sarri, who has been linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge this summer, says his side need to believe they will finish in a Champions League place. “When you have to play only 10 matches, every match you’re not able to win is a missed opportunity,” he said. “In the last six matches, we won four matches and drew the other two.
So there is a little consistency in this moment. “We have one match in hand, so we have to have be confident.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.