Antonio Conte sees 'hope' in Chelsea's once 'impossible' top-4 chase

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Antonio Conte's side are clinging to the remote possibility of a top-four finish, having belatedly found some form of sorts, with four wins in a row in all competitions.

An intense contest in stifling heat proved too much at the end of a week which saw Jurgen Klopp's men advance to the Champions League final.

Third placed Liverpool are six points ahead of fifth placed Chelsea, but they would give renewed hope to the Blues if they are beaten at Stamford Bridge.

Failing that, victory at home to Brighton on the final day of the league season would do the job before Liverpool focus on their European showdown with Cristiano Ronaldo and company.

Chelsea on Sunday evening, May 6, defeated Liverpool 1-0 in a tough Premier League match to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the 2018/19 Champions League. However, with no midweek fixtures to unsettle them, it is a chance for Chelsea to technically draw level on points with the team now third should they win their next two fixtures. The Blues were also dumped out of the League Cup and Champions League at crucial intervals of the tournaments by Arsenal and Barcelona respectively.

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For Liverpool, Adam Lallana is back in training but unlikely to be available from the start.

"Probably one month ago it was impossible to imagine we would arrive at the end of the season fighting for the Champions League".

Chelsea slowly grew into the game but Liverpool maintained a threat on the break with Sadio Mane particularly lively coming in from the left.

Salah has already collected a host of prizes on his debut season, with the Egypt worldwide becoming the first ever player to win the Player of the Month three times in a single season. We must be ready to get three points because it won't be easy.

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. We should see Bakayoko starting, together with Olivier Giroud, in a mission to exploit Liverpool's defensive fragilities.

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