I hope I can be Chelsea's lucky charm - Giroud targets UCL spot
May 09 2018 by Dustin Murphy
Reports suggest Juve could make a £60 million ($81m) bid this summer, or look to take Morata on loan, but Conte insists that the striker must focus on the remainder of this season, and also prepare for 2018-19. The Reds are now on a four-game winless streak in the League and are finding it hard to replicate their swashbuckling attacking style of football which could be attributed to fatigue, a thin squad and lackluster defending.
"I don't think we are in any way damaged by the consequences of the game in terms of confidence", said Hughes, keen to move on from the 96th-minute equaliser by Tom Davies at Goodison Park. However, his long-term ankle injury will rule him out of this one. It meant a lot.
David Luiz: We hope to see David Luiz back before the end of the season.
Despite the tremendous amounts of money Monaco have spent over the last five seasons including this one, Monaco only have one Ligue 1 title to show for it, while their best showing in the Champions League has been a semifinal appearance.
Defeat puts pressure on Liverpool as they look for a final-day win at home to Brighton to confirm a top-four place.
Liverpool's status as a European giant has been reinstated with their resurgence this season under Klopp. It could be nerve-wracking, but they were in a similar situation last season when they needed to beat Boro to confirm 4th position ahead of Arsenal. But Klopp is relaxed about the situation.
Chelsea's win against Liverpool at the weekend kept alive their hopes of finishing in the top four but they are reliant on either Liverpool or Tottenham slipping up. "It was good to get back out there, I really enjoyed it".
"But it's all OK, as long as we have it in our own hands, life is good".
Liverpool could tie with Chelsea on points (75) should they win their last game while Chelsea secures six points on their remaining two matches.
Forward Olivier Giroud has suggested that he is "confident" that one of Chelsea's rivals will falter in the race for a spot in next season's Champions League.
In a dramatic conclusion to the top-four battle, Chelsea host Huddersfield tomorrow and Tottenham face Newcastle the same evening. "I'm more hungry than ever to do well in this team and to be able to just help them, help the young guys improve, help the team be better". They play each other on Tuesday, with the victor all but sewing up safety.