Rafael Benitez believes his team were able to achieve order two in the final standings primary league this season.
Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez believes his team were able to achieve order of two primary league final standings if they can beat Manchester City.
Chelsea currently ranks third, four points behind champions Manchester City, and only one point ahead of Tottenham Hotspur, who trailed at number four.
“We are confident to reach number two, if we fight tooth and nail to further close the gap for us,” said Benitez.
“And if it is not achieved, then we will fight tooth and nail to get in the top four,” added the Spaniard.
Since purchased Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich, in 2003, the Blues Chelsea has three times won the Premier League and only three failed to be in the order of two.
Until the end of the season
Benitez was ambitious to minimize the distance of the points with Manchester City, the defending champion, who is now lagging 12 points behind top of the table, Manchester United.
The closest competitor is the Tottenham Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool are also ambitious to enter the top four to be able to play in the Champions League.
Therefore, Benitez said Chelsea-City game on Sunday (24/02) is very important as a starting point for the target sequence final two Premier League standings.
Our priority is to win this fight, because it will close the gap with the points our City. But if it fails, then we have to fight it out in the next game match.
Today, we are a confident team. This is what makes us confident to beat City.
He said the battle for second place will last until the end of this season.