Cole confident Chelsea can secure top 4 finish: 'If they keep playing like this, they'll be okay'
- Chelsea's top 4 hopes were dented after a 2-0 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday.
- However, Blues' icon Cole was impressed with Chelsea's display.
- The full-back believes Sarri's men can still finish fourth.
Chelsea remain in fourth place in the Premier League table despite suffering a 2-0 defeat against Liverpool on Sunday.
The Blues are still 3 points ahead of Arsenal in sixth and 2 points ahead of Manchester United in fifth. However, both the Gunners and the Red Devils have a game in hand.
And Chelsea legend Ashley Cole was impressed with the Blues' display at Anfield despite the disappointing scoreline. The defender still backs Maurizio Sarri's men to secure a top 4 finish this season.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Cole said: "It's tough but like you see, they're three points ahead. Okay, Arsenal could overtake them, but I think they've got to take heart out of that performance against Liverpool. They played well."
"If they can keep playing like this, then I think they'll be okay. But again, they've got difficult games as well. I think the fans are probably more pleased than before, you can see the younger kids getting chances and I think they're good enough to play.
"But whether he [Sarri] stays at the end of the season… it's a tough job to be in. But if he keeps playing the young kids and kind of investing in them, then maybe he's got a chance. But to come top four is still difficult."