Alvaro Morata and Davide Zappacosta Photo: Alvaro Morata / Instagram
Davide Zappacosta has warned Tottenham Hotspur that Chelsea FC are still confident of being able to catch the Lilywhites in the race for a top-four finish.
The Blues were able to close the gap to Spurs down to five points thanks to their victory over Burnley on Thursday night.
Spurs dropped points for the second game running when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Brighton on Tuesday night, allowing Chelsea FC to move closer to the Lilywhites in the table.
Chelsea FC now sit five points behind Spurs with just four games to play, as the race for Champions League qualification hots up.
And summer signing Zappacosta has insisted that he and his Chelsea FC team-mates have not given up hope of catching Spurs before the season is out.
Speaking to Chelsea FC’s website, Zappacosta said: “We still believe and obviously the win against Southampton has helped that.
“We can’t afford to lose any more games between now and the end of the season.
“It’s fundamental that we win if we are to have a chance of reaching our target of qualifying for the Champions League.”
Chelsea FC won the Premier League title last season but have struggled to produce consistent form this time around.
The Blues are currently gearing up for their FA Cup semi-final clash against Southampton at Wembley on Sunday as they look to try and finish the season with a trophy.
It remains to be seen whether Antonio Conte will remain in charge at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season.