Chelsea's Nemanja Matic targeting victory in remaining league games to claim top-four spot

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Chelsea are at last on the road to recovery after a horrid start to their title defence.

The Blues have vastly improved under Guus Hiddink and such is the belief at Stamford Bridge that midfielder Nemanja Matic believes a top-six finish is in sight, but insists they must target victory in every remaining game and strive for a Champions League place.

The Premier League champions registered an important 2-1 win over Norwich City on Tuesday night courtesy of first-half goals from Kenedy and Diego Costa, their third-straight league victory.


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Chelsea are currently on a 12-game unbeaten run in the league, which Matic wants to extend by winning every game between now and the season's finale.

Speaking to Chelsea TV, according to, the Serbian said: "It is very important to win games. We are a big team and we have to do this if we want to be closer to the top four.

"It is very difficult to catch them, but we will try our best to win every game. I think we can be in the first six, but we will try to win every game.

"I know it’s difficult, but in football anything can happen.”

The 27-year-old went on to insist his side will assess each game at a time, rather than think about the future.

"We will go game by game, step by step, and we will see in the end where we finish in the league."

The Blues’ resurgence has largely been a result of Diego Costa rediscovering form since Jose Mourinho's departure.

The Spaniard has scored five in his last seven league outings and recaptured the sort of clinical finishing he became renowned for last season.

Chelsea currently sit tenth in the Premier League and just eight points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, with Stoke City their next challengers on Saturday.

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