After Victory Over Crystal Palace, Thomas Tuchel Finally Predicts Where Chelsea Will Finish This Season
- Chelsea return to the top-four spot after a 4-1 win over Palace Selhurst Park
- The victory puts them two points ahead of Liverpool on the standings after 31 games
Blues boss Tuchel believes the race is not over until it is over as they play Man City in their next game
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Thomas Tuchel has admitted there is still much to do for Chelsea to be guaranteed a top four finish at the end of the season.
The Blues bounced back from last week's shocker against West Bromwich Albion to hammer Crystal Palace 4-1 at Selhurst Park on Saturday, April 10.
Kai Havertz scored an early opener during the tie before Christian Pulisic netted a brace to put the west London club on course to victory. Kurt Zouma also got into the act with a header to help inspire his side to a huge league win.
The victory saw Chelsea return to fourth on the standings with 54 points, just two ahead of fifth-placed Liverpool who also won in their own fixture.
West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are the other teams eyeing a slot in the top four, leaving Tuchel's men under immense pressure with just seven matches left to end the season.
And speaking after the Palace win, the German tactician suggested his wards are not going to sit pretty as there is still a lot to be done for them to be assured of playing in the Champions League next season. Tuchel said as cited by Metro UK.
"Today we were very hungry, full of confidence and wanted to play a very aggressive game in terms of high recoveries. We are in the middle of the race. It’s the target to finish there but it will be tough until the last end."
Tuchel, who has suffered only one defeat since his arrival added he wants his players to continue playing aggressively to get the job done.
His sentiments were reiterated by Pulisic, who conceded finishing in the top four is not going to be a walk in the park. The American said:
"It’s going to be tight I think. We need to put some good results together. We are ready for this challenge."
The Stamford Bridge dwellers are scheduled to play league leaders Man City in their next EPL tie next weekend.
However, before then, they have to contend with a trip to Spain for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final fixture against Porto.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea are one step away from reaching the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League competition this season.
The Blues outshined FC Porto 2-0 in the first leg of their last-eight encounter earlier this week and will hope to finish what they started in the second leg next week.
Despite starting the season poorly, Thomas Tuchel's men are doing extremely well at the moment with just one defeat since the German tactician came on board in late January.