Antonio Conte says ‘there is hope’ of Chelsea finishing in the top four after their 1-0 triumph over Liverpool on Sunday.
Olivier Giroud scored in the first-half as the west London club beat the Reds at Stamford Bridge to move two points behind fourth-place Tottenham - who were beaten 1-0 by West Brom on Saturday.
"One month ago, it was impossible to imagine we'd arrive at the end to fight for a place in the Champions League," Conte told reporters. "Now there is hope.
"We are getting three points in every game. Our opponents are dropping points, but our future is not in our hands. We have to try to get three points to put pressure on the teams ahead of us.
"We must be pleased with our will to fight and desire, and our will to keep the hope alive to take a place in the Champions League."
Chelsea have won their last four league matches and face relegation-threatened Huddersfield Town and mid-table Newcastle United in their last two fixtures of the campaign.