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Will Chelsea qualify for the Champions League?

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Chelsea's place in the competition is far from secure. (©GettyImages)
Chelsea's place in the competition is far from secure. (©GettyImages).

A promising start to the season turned into a downward spiral for Chelsea but they still have every chance to make a comeback and achieve Champions League qualification.

We take a look at Chelsea’s remaining six fixtures to determine whether they will qualify for the coveted tournament.

Chelsea face Liverpool away and Anfield is always a tough place to visit. The first result was a 1-1 draw at The Bridge and its set to be a difficult game again. 

Luis Suarez is a massive threat to any defender, drawing fouls and netting goals when presented with even the smallest chance. Chelsea have the quality to win, and with all their effort, they can get a win.

Swansea at home will also be very difficult. Swansea won the Capital One Cup after knocking out Chelsea, and in the previous Premier League fixture the two teams drew 1-1. 

Michu is the striker every team dreams of having, consistent goals for a bargain of a price. Swansea have been underperforming in previous seasons and have done in the League this season, I think it will be a draw.

Manchester United away is a game everyone wants to see. Meeting a total of five times this season. 

Chelsea lost to United in the league 3-2 before beating them 5-4 (AET) in the Capital One Cup. They then drew at Old Trafford in the FA Cup and went on to win 1-0 in the replay. 

After losing to City, United seem to be struggling to replicate their top form, and at Old Trafford I think Chelsea can manage a minimum of a draw.

Tottenham look to be without Gareth Bale after an injury, but have a good side that could secure them a Champions League spot. 

With the first result as a 4-2 win at White Hart Lane, a win seems highly likely to say the least. After a shocking 4-1 loss to Basel on penalties in the Europa League, Chelsea are set to capitalise on any mistakes they make and punish them for it.

Aston Villa at home should be an easy three points for Chelsea. Paul Lambert's side has had a very difficult season after being thrashed by Chelsea 8-0. 

Everton at home is also going to be difficult. Everton are a very good side with top class defenders and a very good attacking side. With a 2-1 win in the away fixture Chelsea should be able to manage another win at their last Premier League game of the season.

Other opposition for the top four around Chelsea are also worth noting. United are untouchable at the top, nothing more needs to be said about their campaign for a 20th league title. 

Manchester City show no signs of slowing down their chase to the leaders even if a comeback seems out of the question. Arsenal have also been looking strong getting into the fourth place spot (with an extra game played), but Wenger's side are wanting at least a Champions League spot after another season of trophy disappointment.

Chelsea are currently sitting on 61 points, and with a possible 14 that will give them 75 points. Last season's fourth place was 69 points. 

This season it looks like it may be as high as 72 meaning Chelsea really have to fight hard and get up their goal difference to secure a top four finish.

There is no time for squad rotations or below par performances, Chelsea need to push themselves to the maximum in every single game to ensure they can get into the Champions League next season.


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