Antonio Conte predicts where Chelsea FC will finish this season

The Chelsea FC manager opens up about the west London side's difficult top-four task ahead of Sunday's trip to Manchester City

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Antonio Conte has admitted that Chelsea FC are facing a difficult challenge to finish in the Premier League’s top four this term.

The Blues lost 2-1 to Manchester United in the Premier League last weekend to miss out on the chance to draw level on points with the second-placed team.

Indeed, Chelsea FC dropped out of the top four after Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur recorded vital victories in a competitive race to secure a Champions League spot for next term.

The west London side have managed to win two of their last six Premier League games to heap pressure on Conte ahead of their trip to the Premier League leaders this weekend.

Chelsea FC won the title with two games to spare last term but the defending champions are a staggering 22 points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Speaking at his pre-match media conference at Cobham training ground on Friday, Conte discussed Chelsea FC’s battle to finish in the Premier League’s top four this season.

“As I said before, for us, now in this moment, we have to try to get a place in the Champions League,” Conte said.

“It won’t be easy. There are many teams very strong.

“We must be ready to fight and try to get a place for next season in the Champions League.”

Chelsea FC will take on La Liga leaders Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash at Camp Nou on 14 March.

The Blues drew 1-1 with the Spanish side in the first leg at Stamford Bridge.

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