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Thibaut Courtois backs Chelsea to seal Champions League spot

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is confident that Chelsea will make up lost ground and sealing qualification for next season’s Champions League

football Updated: Feb 27, 2018 16:39 IST
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Thibaut Courtois is confident about Chelsea sealing Champions League qualification.(REUTERS)

Chelsea have the quality to secure a top four spot in the Premier League as the race for Champions League qualification heats up, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has said.

After a 1-1 draw with Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie this month, Chelsea were defeated 2-1 by Manchester United in the league last Sunday and lie six points behind the second-placed team in fifth position.

Runaway leaders Manchester City hold a 13-point advantage, having played one game fewer than the rest of the top five, leaving United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool to battle it out to be the best of the rest.

“It stays the same, it is tough,” Courtois told the club’s website (www.chelseafc.com).

“City are obviously far away but for the second, third and fourth spot there are five teams so it will be hard until the last match of the season.

“But I think we have enough quality as we saw on Sunday and we showed it against Barcelona. I think we are a very good team but there are some other good teams around us as well.”

Chelsea now face crucial fixtures against City and Crystal Palace as they look to regain their footing in the league, after three defeats in their last five matches.

The reigning league champions travel to Barcelona for the second leg of their last-16 tie on March 14.

First Published: Feb 27, 2018 16:39 IST