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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The interim head coach believes that catching Arsenal will prove too difficult
Chelsea interim head coach Roberto Di Matteo has admitted that Arsenal will be difficult to catch after their 1-1 draw with Fulham last night.
Frank Lampards’ first half penalty was cancelled out by Clint Dempsey’s header to deny the west Londoners the chance to reclaim fourth.
The Blues are now in sixth place, two points behind Tottenham and Newcastle and a further two points behind Arsenal.
The Gunners have the opportunity to move 10 points clear of by the time the west Londoners play again if they beat relegation threatened Wolves and Wigan.
“There is a little gap between us and Arsenal now,” he admitted. “What is important for us is the fourth spot.
“I think it’s three teams going for fourth. I don’t think we can write off Newcastle. “We’re closer to the fourth spot now. We have to look at it positively and we are in a better position than a month ago.
“Despite their result we have to win as many points as we can. The pressure is on the teams behind. We’ve got another point closer to Tottenham and that’s how I see it.”