Chelsea striker Didier Drogba insists his side can finish second in the Barclays Premier League after beating West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The Blues' win took them to within two points of second placed Arsenal after their draw with Liverpool giving Carlo Ancelotti's side a genuine chance of finishing in the top two.

And Drogba hopes their weekend win can inspire his side until the end of the season.

"Let's be honest, it is going to be difficult [to catch Man United] but we can put some pressure maybe on Arsenal for second place," the striker told Chelsea TV.

Let's see, but we have to win our games.

"It was a good afternoon against West Bromwich. It was good to start winning again and it is important we secure third place."


"Understandably after last Tuesday night it could have been difficult after we went 1-0 down [on Saturday] but the reaction was brilliant and we could have won by a lot more goals.

"We have to keep our belief, we have to be professional and instead of going in our shell after the disappointment of being knocked out of the Champions League we have to try to thrive on it."

Much of Drogba's season has been disrupted since picking up malaria, but with his goal on Saturday, his third in five games the hitman feels more like himself.

"When you feel confident you try to shoot and confidence is back so I am taking a few risks.

"Everybody knows I was ill and it was difficult for me and it was difficult for the club because I couldn't give 100 per cent, but that is life.

"It is a difficult season but now we have to prepare for the next season by winning these games. It is important for the club to be in the Champions League next season and finish in the best place we can, for the fans, for the owner as he is doing a lot for Chelsea, and for us."

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