Thomas Tuchel insisted the Premier League’s top-four race is “not finished” after his Chelsea aspect defeated Leicester to depart their Champions League qualification hopes in their very own fingers.
Second-half targets from Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho earned Chelsea a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge to avenge Saturday’s FA Cup remaining defeat to Brendan Rodgers’ aspect.
The end result moved Chelsea above Leicester within the Premier League desk forward of the ultimate day of the season and the Blues will safe third place in the event that they beat Aston Villa on Sunday.
Tuchel additionally praised the influence of the Chelsea followers at Stamford Bridge, as supporters returned to Premier League stadiums for the primary time since December.
“It was an excellent efficiency however the job isn’t finished,” Tuchel informed BBC Sport. “The followers made an enormous distinction. The pace in our sport, the starvation, the ambition. It was a really robust efficiency and I’m delighted the crew can current itself like this in entrance of our followers.
“It’s nonetheless in our fingers. We’d like one other enormous efficiency however with followers within the Aston Villa floor it is going to be tremendous arduous.”
Chelsea’s defeat to Arsenal final week meant that Leicester would have secured their place within the high 4 with three factors at Stamford Bridge tonight, whereas it additionally left Liverpool with the chance to qualify for the Champions League with wins of their remaining two video games.
“We had been fired up from our loss in opposition to Arsenal,” Tuchel added. “Right this moment we did what we do. We performed brave, excessive depth, aggressive. Completely satisfied to have the win however I must repeat, it’s not finished.”