Europa League Now Obvious Route Into Champions League – Former Chelsea Star
Former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair has admitted that winning the Europa League looks like the best route to return to the Champions League for the Blues now.
Maurizio Sarri’s men were handed their biggest defeat in the Premier League when they were thrashed 6-0 by Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday.
The west Londoners were comprehensively put to the sword by the hosts, who returned to the summit of the league table after their emphatic victory.
The result allowed Manchester United to climb above Chelsea with a slender one-point lead and the Blues, who are level on points with Arsenal, will face a stern battle for a top four finish this term.
“It seems the obvious route now”, Sinclair said on Chelsea TV after the match.
“Especially given how tough it seems like the challenge will be to get in the top four now.
“So you have to take the Europa League seriously.
“We might have to start playing our strongest side.”