Christian Pulisic is confident that Chelsea will finish in the top-four spot this season after he helped the Blues to claim a 3-0 win over threatened-relegation Watford on Saturday night.
After shocked 3-2 defeat to West Ham United in midweek, the Blues headed into the game looking to bounce back.
Chelsea took the lead in the 28th minute when Olivier Giroud fired home an accurate finish after brilliant pass from Ross Barkley.
Willian then doubled the home side’s advantage just before half-time when he dispatched his penalty after Christian Pulisic was brought down in the box.
And Ross Barkley then added a third for Frank Lampard’s men when he scored inside the box in the 92nd minute to wrap a comfortable win for the Blues over the Hornet on Saturday night.
The win lifted Chelsea back into fourth place in the Premier League table and two points ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United with five game left to play in the top flight.
Speaking after the game, USA international Pulisic was asked how he sees the top-four race shaping up.
‘It’s going to be close,’ Pulisic told Sky Sports.
‘It’s going to come down to the end. [But] we’re confident we can do it.’
Christian Pulisic went on to discuss his own form for Chelsea and explained why he is not getting carried away by comparisons to Eden Hazard in terms of his style of play.
‘I feel really confident in my game right now, he continued.
‘I’m happy I can be on the field and helping my team. I hope I can continue and keep my confidence high.
‘Obviously he [Hazard] was an incredible player for Chelsea. He’s a world-class player so I’m not trying to compare myself to him, I’m just trying to be my own player and hopefully the fans like that guy.
Lampard, meanwhile, is delighted with another thrilling performance from Christian Pulisic, who is finally filling the boots left by Eden Hazard.
He said: ‘When he came at the start of the season, he needed a break and he had to get himself acclimatised to the league and it is physical and it is tough for some of the greatest players we have seen in this league from the beginning.
‘He got to grips with it today quickly and he was playing very well. He got injured at the start of January and he had been injured until the start of the restart but he looks now that he is sharp and hungry.
‘The quality is there for everyone to see at the moment. He is going past players, he is moving at pace and he always works very hard for the team in all senses so I am very happy for him.
‘I think considering his age, what could become of him, I am very very pleased. We have got ourselves a very very good player and he can get even better.’
Chelsea will be hoping to continue their momentum run form when they return to Premier League action on Tuesday night with a trip to Crystal Palace, before they take on Sheffield United away from home next Saturday