Oscar: Chelsea HAVE to finish in the top four this season

Oscar has declared that Chelsea must finish in the top four this season but insists the Blues can still triumph in the cups, too

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Oscar joined Chelsea from Internacional last summer Photo: The Sport Review

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Oscar insists that Chelsea must finish in the top four this season – but says their Champions League qualification bid should not derail their hopes of Europa League and FA Cup glory.

The west Londoners are currently fourth in the Premier League table but sit just two points ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal as the race for a top-four finish hots up with seven games to play.

And although the 21-year-old admits that Champions League qualification is a must for a club of Chelsea’s stature, the Brazilian insists the Blues are out to triumph in the two cup competitions as well.

Oscar told the Daily Mirror: “It’s all about helping my team. I want to win championships and titles. People ask me to choose but I’d prefer to win the lot, to win both cups and be in the top four. That’s what we’re trying to do.

“We have to finish in the top four. We want to be in the Champions League next season. That is the mark of a top club.

“But we want to win the FA Cup and Europa League as well. They are just as important. You have to want them all.”

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