Antonio Conte predicts where Chelsea FC will finish after Huddersfield draw
Antonio Conte remains realistic about Chelsea FC's top four hopes after their draw with Huddersfield
Antonio Conte has conceded that Chelsea FC will deserve what they get if they finish in fifth place in the Premier League this season.
The Blues suffered a blow to their hopes of securing a top-four finish this season when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
That result damaged Chelsea FC’s hopes of catching Liverpool FC in the race for Champions League qualification, as the Reds will secure their spot in the top four if they avoid defeat against Brighton on Sunday.
Chelsea FC had been hoping to move level on points with Liverpool FC by beating Huddersfield on Wednesday night but their hopes of snatching a top-four finish are now looking slimmer than ever.
And Blues boss Conte has conceded that the west London club will have to accept a fifth-placed finish as being what they deserve if they are unable to upset the odds and break into the top four.
Speaking at his post-match news conference on Wednesday night, Conte said: “I’m realistic, and I think at the end of the season you finish in the position you deserve.
“We dropped many points this season, and if we stay in fifth it means we deserve it.”
Chelsea FC will play their final Premier League game of the season when the Blues take on Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon.