English Premier League: With top four at stake

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Meanwhile, manager Antonio Conte has put the cat between the pigeons, calling Liverpool's foray into the finals of the Champions League as somewhat lucky as they managed to avoid the big European teams in the draw.

Chelsea kept their hopes of pipping the Reds alive as Olivier Giroud's first-half header earned a 1-0 win in their showdown at Stamford Bridge. How Mané, Salah and Firmino play, will be huge to the final outcome of the match and whether Liverpool can confirm their place in the Champions League next season. We should expect a mixed line-up for Liverpool, with Nathaniel Clyne potentially starting.

Chelsea still need one more defeat for Spurs or Liverpool to have matters back in their own hands, but if they do return to the Champions League, Giroud's goal worth its weight in gold.

Antonio Conte, on the other hand, is desperate for a result against Liverpool and keep their momentum going, with Chelsea now on a three game winning-streak.

The win takes the Blues to 69 points, two behind Tottenham Hotspur who lost 1-0 to West Brom on Saturday, with two fixtures left.

As mentioned before, Liverpool's progress into the Champions League finals could play a huge role on how this game sets up. The moment is important, the moment you arrive to play each game.

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"We're talking about a player with specific characteristics, good technical [quality] but also very fast".

On possibility of finishing in the top four, Conte added: "As I said previously our target is to finish the season in the best possible way and to give the best satisfaction to all the fans".

The England worldwide joined the Blues from Bolton in January 2012, and has gone on to win one Champions League, two Premier Leagues and one FA Cup with the side. "We play our last game at home and Chelsea have to go to Newcastle - that's not a holiday trip, it doesn't sound like a holiday trip to me!" he told reporters at his post-match press conference.

It was a fitting introduction for two undoubted Premier League heavyweights - of which there are many in a thriving era - but this was more a contest for the HBO belt (the rubbish one) than the WBC belt (the best one). We have fought hard for our position in the league.

"No, I don't want to take this responsibility".

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