Koulibaly admits Chelsea have to fight hard for Champions League spot

Chelsea is aware that they are in a difficult position as they attempt to qualify for the Champions League for the upcoming season, according to Kalidou Koulibaly’s most recent admission

In the Premier League, Chelsea is now in ninth place and ten points behind Manchester United, who have one more game remaining and hold the final playoff slot.

Graham Potter’s team has only won one of their last seven league contests (D3, L3), and Chelsea is under increasing pressure. Following discussions in California over the World Cup break, the owners are completely behind the 47-year-old, giving Potter “even more confidence” about the security of his position as head coach.

However, Chelsea still has goals for the season, one of which is to finish in the top four. However, with outcomes still not being consistently favourable, it is seeming less and less probable that the Blues will succeed in their European ambition.

Koulibaly, who came from Napoli last summer, revealed his disappointment prior to their pivotal match against Man City on Thursday night at Stamford Bridge. Koulibaly was a member of the team that drew with Nottingham Forest on New Year’s Day.

Koulibaly is aware of the expectations at Stamford Bridge, which is one of the reasons he chose to leave Napoli, and he is conscious that it will be challenging to make up ground in order to finish inside the top four at the end of May. The Senegal international has advised his Chelsea teammates to rise to the occasion in order to maximise their chances of finishing in the top four, though.

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