The Blues are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table with just five games left to play.
Chelsea FC did return to winning ways in the top flight when they came from two goals down to earn a 3-2 victory over Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon.
And with Tottenham losing to Manchester City, that left Chelsea FC seven points behind Spurs in the race for Champions League qualification.
However, Chelsea FC will still have to hope that Tottenham drop a significant number of points and the Blues embark on a solid run of form if they are to break back into the top four this season.
And Blues captain Cahill has admitted that a finish in the top four this season is looking pretty unlikely for Antonio Conte’s men.
Speaking to Chelsea FC’s website after Saturday’s game, Cahill said: “I don’t want to speak negatively, but it’s very difficult [to finish in the top four] when the gap is what it is.
“For top teams to drop that many points is unlikely, but we have to finish the season as strongly as we possibly can, and obviously we have got the semi-final next week, as well as the midweek game against Burnley who have been fantastic this season, so we know that’s going to be tough.
“It’s our responsibility to finish the season as strongly as we possibly can and we needed that win today.”
Chelsea FC are set to take on Southampton once again in the FA Cup semi-finals next weekend as they look to try and finish the campaign with a trophy.
The Blues reached the final last season but were beaten by Arsenal back in May at Wembley.
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