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MIKEL OBI has maintained Chelsea will not give up on finishing fourth in the EPL despite a scoreless draw at home to rivals Spurs Saturday.

Mikel Obi

Mikel Obi

Obi was an unused substitute as Chelsea failed to make the most of playing at Stamford Bridge against fellow Londoners Spurs Saturday.

A win on Saturday would have narrowed the gap to only two points between fifth-placed Chelsea and fourth-placed Spurs, but the draw has meant that Spurs have maintained a five-point advantage over their city rivals.

The 2011/12 Champions League quarter finalists have 50 points from 30 matches, while Tottenham have 55 points.

On Saturday, Chelsea will be away to Aston Villa, while Spurs welcome Swansea.

Finishing within the top four will give either club a chance to feature in next year’s money-spinning UEFA Champions League.

“It was painful we did not beat Spurs. The game is gone and all we need do now is to concentrate on the remaining matches and take them one after the other,” Mikel told

“We have to remain focused, though it is tougher now but we are confident in ourselves to do it as we equally want to win the Champions League this season.”


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