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Antonio Rudiger has claimed that Chelsea are yet to drop out of the Premier League title race. The Blues currently 14 points adrift of leaders Manchester City.
After a run of just two wins from eight matches under former boss Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel’s arrival at the end of January seems to have sparked the Blues back into life.
“There is the top four and then the title race, I think we have to look to one after the other,” he told Chelsea’s club website. “Newcastle is up next and we have to continue our momentum, keep going and getting results. I think this is the most important thing at the moment.
“My goal for the season is that we stay in the challenge for the Premier League and top four. For the others, let’s take it step by step. We are still in the Champions League and the FA Cup and everything is open. At a club like this, you want silverware, so we will go for it.”
Rudiger believes that Chelsea will fire themselves back into contention if they can maintain their winning form under Tuchel’s leadership.
“This season is a very strange one,” he added. “There have been five different teams who have been first. Everyone is dropping points.
“Now City are doing well for themselves and we started strong at one point, but now it is important to find the right balance and to win back-to-back games, to watch game after game and not look ahead. We need to win them and see every one as a final”