Chelsea goalkeeper delivers top-four verdict under Antonio Conte

Asmir Begovic believes Chelsea can finish in the Premier League's top four this season

Asmir Begovic says Chelsea’s target is to finish in the Premier League’s top four under new manager Antonio Conte this season.

The Blues were talked up as potential Premier League title winners earlier this season after Conte led Chelsea to three successive victories over West Ham United, Watford and Burnley to start the 2016-17 campaign.

The west London side dropped their first Premier League points of the season at the Liberty Stadium as Diego Costa scored twice in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Swansea City.

Chelsea lost 2-1 to top-four rivals Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in mid September before a 3-0 defeat by north London side Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Bosnia and Herzegovina goalkeeper Begovic believes Chelsea’s target for the 2016-17 season should be a top-four finish despite previous talk of a title challenge under Conte.

“The main goal is the top four and we can do it,” Begovic is quoted as saying by The Daily Mirror.

“Of course we want to win the title but getting back in the Champions league is crucial.”

Chelsea finished in tenth place in the Premier League table last season after a disastrous campaign under first Jose Mourinho and then Guus Hiddink.

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The Blues haven’t won the Premier League title since 2015.

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