Following the 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace during the weekend, Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink believes the Blues could still make the top for sport if only they work hard enough.
“There is a long way to go, mathematically the possibility of Champions League is still there,” said Hiddink.
However, Chelsea former assistant coach Ray Wilkins has given a damning verdict as regard Chelsea’s hope of finishing in top four this season.
The revered manager told Newsmen that he was quite impressed with Chelsea’s display against Crystal Palace over the weekend but top four finish could be out of reach for the west London side.
While speaking with Talksport crew, Wilkins said:
“I don’t think it is possible; personally, somewhere along the line there will come the odd defeat,”
“But they have been playing with a little bit more of a spirit – you could see that yesterday – and when they are firing they are one football team.
“I thought Chelsea were absolutely outstanding [at Crystal Palace].”
Chelsea currently sits 14th on the log and has gone three matches without losing since Guus Hiddink took over the reins of the club.
Chelsea will face West Brom next in the Premier League as they seek to climb up the table.
Chelsea might shift their focus on getting any silverware to cup competitions this season and would be keen on getting the FA Cup and even going far in the Champions League.
Pundits believe this is a resurgent Chelsea team, and they expect a run of winnings for the club.