There is no doubt that West London outfit Chelsea fans will grow more furious with manager Maurizio Sarri especially after suggesting that he does not have to win the Europa League before securing qualification to the Champions League next season.
According to the Italian manager, a top-four finish can help solve the problem as well as meet the target, not minding if he goes through the season without a trophy.
The mandate given to Maurizio Sarri when he took the job after coming from Italian Serie A outfit Napoli was to return the club to the Champions League next season and that has been a very difficult task for him to carry out owing to the inconsistent performance of his team so far this season.
There are therefore suggestions that the target can be met by the former Napoli boss if he ends up winning the Europa League this season as they are currently in the semi-final but he seems to have his attention more on finishing in the top-four.
Maurizio Sarri’s team have been handed a big advantage after Tottenham, Man United and Arsenal all lost their weekend games. They will be hoping to make good use of it by winning all of their games left this season.