Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger believes that winning a cup will be a perfect way for his side to round off this season.

The Blues are out of the title race this season which is now likely to be a two-way battle between Liverpool and Manchester City. They face a tough challenge to secure a place in the top four with Arsenal and Manchester United also in contention to claim one of the Champions League qualification positions.

Considering that the Blues are on a re-building phase and still adapting to manager Maurizio Sarri’s style of play known as Sarri-ball, finishing in the top four and securing one or two Cup wins will not exactly be bad thing. They are set to play against Manchester City in the League Cup final later this month. They are also still in the FA Cup where they will face off against Manchester United in the fifth round and in the Europa League where they will face off against Swedish side Malmo.

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“Of course I’ve been very annoyed recently that we have unnecessarily dropped points in some games, but for our goal to reach the top four we are still in business,” said Rudiger to Goal. 

“The FA Cup is now really at an important stage. In the League Cup, we are already in the final.

“Although many people here think that this cup is not that important, a title is still a title and always something special.”

Chelsea’s board are known to be one of the harshest in World football. If the worst case scenario occurs and they fail to win a single tournament and finish outside the top four, there is a high chance that Sarri could face the sack. Former manager Antonio Conte was after all sacked last summer despite the club having lifted the FA Cup. The Italian ultimately paid the price as the club finished outside the top four.