Chelsea needs a win against Liverpool tonight to clinch Top 4 and earn Championship League position


    After reaching the FA Cup final, Chelsea will resume their quest for Champions League football as they will face Liverpool in their final game of the season.

    Frank Lampard‘s men are currently 3rd on the Premier League log with 63 points a point ahead of Leicester City that lost 3-0 to Tottenham Hotspurs on Sunday and Manchester United that will also be playing West Ham at the Old Trafford later tonight.

    Giroud celebrates opening goal for Chelsea aginst Manchester United in the semi-final of the 2020 FA Cup

    Chelsea’s last match is not going to be rosy either as they will to play Wolves that is also in search of the Europa League qualification as well.

    So, for the Blues to cap off an impressive season that the club couldn’t be involved in transfer due to the UEFA ban, they need to beat Liverpool at Anfield.

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    Speaking in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, the Chelsea boss, who knows what it feels like to lift the Premier League trophy which is a stone of solid sterling silver, will have no choice than to form a guard of honour for the Reds.

    It is now the turn of Chelsea to do what Liverpool has done for them three times between 2005 and 2010.

    Lampard who said he may even stick around to see Liverpool thrust the Premier League trophy into the night sky, admitted he will not stop any of his players from looking in because he wants them to be inspired.

    Speaking on the progress of his team despite the loss of Eden Hazard’s hypnotic feet and 16-goal haul, Lampard admitted that there have been “testing moments”.

    “Expectations for us were mixed at the start of the season; there were some unknowns in terms of the squad – I had players who were making their debuts in the Premier League – and I just wanted to see where we could get to.

    “We’ve made some really good steps forward but then we have to think of the next one because we’re Chelsea. We understand at the moment that the gap in the league is big above us and we want to close that.”

    Frank Lampard on the tourchline for Chelsea

    Chelsea has some defensive frailties, which was evident against Sheffield United and they were punished for it. The Blues have conceded 49 Premier League goals this season, which is more than any other side in the top half and the worst differential .

    Lampard is now looking forward to emulating Liverpool’s consistency, relentless brilliance with minimum fuss.

    “They’ve been working together for a while now, Liverpool, and the thing that jumps out at you is their consistency. I know how hard that is. You don’t see that sort of consistency, in terms of performance and results, in many Premier League seasons.

    “The have speed, power, individual qualities all over the place. It’s always impressive when you see a team that plays in the image of their manager, with character and aggression. You can see the evolution since [Klopp] has been there.

    “But it’s not a case of trying to clone Liverpool. We have to try and do it in our own way to close the gap.”

    How Pulisic can help Blues win at Liverpool

    Although it is going to be a tough match for the visitors, but Chelsea can actually get the maximum points against their hosts who can’t wait for the league to end.

    The missing puzzle in the Chelsea line up could be Christian Pulisic who has been the club’s best player since the restart.

    Pulisic has been in great form since the restart

    The American since his return from injury has been in great form for the Blues, picking the ball up in space, dribbling defenders, creating assists and scoring goals.

    According to the US National team coach, Gregg Berhalter Pulisic has become more assertive with the club.

    Speaking during a zoom call with reporters on Tuesday, the coaach said: “You see now that [Pulisic] was picking the ball up in space, in pockets and just being really aggressive going at defenders, dribbling defenders,.

    “It’s not just only on the sideline. Now he’s getting it towards the middle of the field and he’s had some really positive effects, taking players on.”


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