Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has admitted that it would be a "disaster" if the Blues fail to attain a top four spot come the end of the season. The west London side currently lie fifth in the Premier League, 17 points behind leaders Manchester City, and face a difficult task away from their domestic worries in the Champions League.
Their status in next year's tournament is being threatened by their poor domestic performances and the Blues have won just once in their last five games.
But the Nigeria international insists the Blues must finish in the top four to ease the pressure on the club and, from there, they can look to establish a fresh title bid next season. Mikel told The Sun: "We must finish in the top four, anything less than that is a disaster. That will ease the pressure off us to look forward to a better season where we can think of winning the title."
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