Chelsea need a stroke of consistency and luck to qualify for the Champions League next season.
With seven games left to go and eight points behind Tottenham, winning all our games isn’t enough guarantee for Champions League football next season.
Chelsea won the Europa League in 2013, and the Blues could play the competition again if care isn’t taken, but former Chelsea star Pat Nevin has highlighted some importance of the competition.
He wrote in his column for the official Chelsea website: “What about the idea of the much derided Europa League itself? There are lots of games in store if we get there and I think most fans who enjoyed the run to the final and win in 2013 accept that there is good sport to be had in that adventure.
“There is of course the carrot of a Champions League place if you win it, and with the quality of the competition in the Premier League at the moment, this route cannot be ignored lightly.”