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Chelsea need a big push to qualify for Champions League, says Cahill

Cahill returns from injury at the right time for Chelsea. (©GettyImages)
Cahill returns from injury at the right time for Chelsea. (©GettyImages).

Gary Cahill has urged his Chelsea team-mates to finish the season off the same way they finished last season, as reported in the London Evening Standard.

Cahill and Chelsea finished last season off in style under former boss Roberto Di Matteo by winning the FA Cup and Champions League, and England defender wants to repeat that this season by winning the Europa League and finishing in the top four.

Cahill has just returned from a knee injury and started against Swansea in Sunday's 2-0 win and will look to finish the campaign off on the pitch.

He told Chelsea's official website: "Last season was a strong finish and I hope we can do the same this year.

"We know what we have to do between now and the end of the season and we have to start by putting in performances like we did against Swansea and getting the wins.

"We're in a good position but it's dangerous because we've got some great teams coming up in Spurs, Manchester United and Everton, who people tend to forget about but they're not far away.

"Obviously we've got the cup as well so it needs a big push from the players over an important few games."

Cahill missed the league run-in last season, but he is looking to play a major part this season: "It's nothing different to what we're used to and the demands that are on us. 

“It is in our hands, it will be difficult because we're up against some good teams but we're in a good position at this moment in time."

Chelsea face Basel in their Europa League semi-final second leg on Thursday, and with a 2-1 away win, Chelsea are favourites to reach the final in Amsterdam this month.


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