Cesc Fabregas sends Chelsea FC warning to Liverpool FC
The Chelsea star discusses a potential top-four finish and winning the FA Cup
Cesc Fabregas has heaped pressure on Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur as the Spanish midfielder looks to help the Blues finish in the top four this season.
The Blues were 1-0 winners against Jurgen Klopp’s side last weekend to leave them still fighting for a Champions League qualification spot next term.
France international Olivier Giroud netted a first-half winner to keep their slim top-four hopes alive ahead of the final weekend of the Premier League season.
The west London side are looking to secure successive finishes in the top four under Antonio Conte after winning the Premier League title last term.
The Blues lost 4-1 to FC Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16 to fuel speculation surrounding Antonio Conte’s future at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea FC can still overhaul both Liverpool FC and Tottenham in the top-four if the Blues beat Newcastle at St James’ Park and the Reds lose to Brighton and Spurs suffered defeat at the hands of Leicester.
The Blues will take on Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley later this month after a 2-0 win over the Saints in the last four.
Speaking to Chelsea FC’s website about a potential success in the FA Cup and finishing in the top four, Fabregas said:
“What has changed is that we’ve won the last four games we played, they’ve been dropping points and it’s got to a point where now we are close to them,” Fabregas told Chelsea FC’s website.
“The bad thing about all of this is that it’s not up to us. What’s up to us is winning the last two games, putting pressure on Liverpool and Spurs and seeing what happens.
“We’ll be watching closely to see what they can do and if they drop points that’s fantastic because the target is winning titles, of course, but for clubs like Chelsea it’s also being in the top four and doing well in the Premier League. To always be in the Champions League is very important.
“Sometimes things don’t go the way you want, sometimes they do. I can talk about so many games this season we should have won but we didn’t, where we created so many chances that we didn’t take. The Spurs game, for example, and West Ham, those are five more points we should have this season but there are so many.
“There is pressure on all of us. Three teams are under pressure and we need to do well. Liverpool have only one game at home, Spurs have two games, so time will tell but we need to be ready just in case.”