Di Matteo confident of top four finish
Roberto di Matteo is confident that Chelsea can qualify for the Champions League despite being held to a goalless draw at Arsenal.
The Blues were forced to make changes for the match due to the recent run of fixtures as well as the impending trip to the Nou Camp to take on Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals, defending a 1-0 lead from the first-leg victory in midweek.
Di Matteo criticised the recent schedule of games and felt he was forced to rotate his squad but believes that he has enough quality in his ranks to cope.
The interim boss felt that the match has stood the team in good stead for the Barca clash and, although the Blues remain outside the top-four places, punters looking to use their free bet will have noted that Di Matteo believes that they will ultimately achieve that goal.
"We had a few players out because of injuries and illness today and I selected the best team to get a result. It was out third game in less than six games, it's impossible to use the same 11 players but we have a great squad and today they showed their quality and worth," Di Matteo said.
"The demand is incredible; it's crazy that we have to play in such a short period of time this amount of games. It's dangerous for the players because the risk of injury increases.
"There are four games left and three home games - we've got a tough schedule but we can do it [finish in the top four]."