Chelsea dropped out of fourth place last weekend thanks to our shock defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion, but we have a pretty good chance to get back up into it right away. West Ham play third-place Leicester City while Spurs play second-place Manchester United this weekend. Meanwhile, we “only” have mid-table Crystal Palace. There are no easy games. But they’re all must-win games at this point.
The margins are incredibly small. Three points separate 4th from 7th with eight games to go, and Everton are only two points behind in 8th with a match-in-hand. It’s anyone’s Champions League spot to grab, but we’re still very much in control of our destiny at this point (we play West Ham in a couple weeks).
There’s a big game coming up midweek once again, the second leg against Porto, but focus must be fully on Palace. We should have a fully fit and available squad.