Chelsea manager confident team can achieve top-four target for the season

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has said that the Blues can achieve the target of finishing in the top four despite dropping points against Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Blues were fancied to secure a routine triumph over the Wolves on Sunday but they could only muster a 1-1 draw after Eden Hazard came up with a 92nd-minute equaliser.

Speaking after the game, Sarri acknowledged that the stalemate was a missed opportunity, considering they were only 10 remaining for the campaign. He added that the Blues must not ponder over the situation and should seek to cover up the lost points with strong performances in the forthcoming games.

He said: “When you have only 10 matches, every match you’re not able to win is a missed opportunity. Today was a great opportunity but we were not able to gain three points. In the last six matches, we won four and drew the other two, so there is a little consistency in this moment. We have to think only to the next match. We need to recover two points immediately. As I said before, we are in the moment of consistency. We have only to continue. We are confident of course. We have to be confident.”

Chelsea have vastly improved on the defensive performances since the 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City last month but the same has not been the case on the attack front where they have struggled to find the clinicalness. Against Wolves, the Blues were undoubtedly the dominant side with nearly four-fifths of the possession but they could not find the breakthrough until injury time with Nuno’s side coming up with a resolute defence performance. With the stalemate, the Blues find themselves three points behind the top four but they can make up the deficit with the additional game in hand. The Blues’ next league game comes against Everton on the road.

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