Chelsea 'keeper Petr Cech has revealed that the players are feeling the pressure to ensure they qualify for the Champions League next season.

Failure to qualify for Europe's biggest club competition would be disastrous for the Blues, with owner Roman Abramovic keen for the club to qualify in order to try and win the trophy the club won last season. 

Petr Cech has said that everyone at the club knows how much the Champions League means to the Chelsea fans. 

Cech told the London Evening Standard: "We are in a position where we fight for everything. Every league game we are in the fight for the top four places and it's very tight there."

The 'keeper also reiterated how much winning the Europa League would mean to Chelsea's current squad, with the tournament the only chance left for Rafael Benitez's men to win silverware this season. 

He continued by saying: "We have a lot of pressure playing in the Europa League because we obviously want to win it."

Cech has been instrumental this season in goal this season, but he and the rest of his team-mates will know that Liverpool's late equaliser on Sunday could prove instrumental come the end of the season. 

A victory at Anfield would have propelled Chelsea back into third place, but instead Chelsea sit in fourth one point behind Chelsea, but only one point in-front of Spurs. With the Champions League places becoming more congested every week, Chelsea know that the pressure is on. 

 

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