Chelsea owner Abramovich ditches Cup glory: Just finish in top four

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich isn't bothered about the FA Cup and only wants a top four finish.

The Daily Mail says Abramovich has written off Chelsea's chances of winning silverware this season and told Rafa Benitez to finish in the top four.

Chelsea's technical director Michael Emenalo met with Benitez at the club's training ground on Tuesday morning and passed on the message from their billionaire benefactor.

It means Chelsea - who started the season with the chance to win seven trophies - must finish strongly in the Barclays Premier League to guarantee Champions League football.

Although Abramovich and various Chelsea executives are furious with the manner of the team's performance in the 2-2 draw at Brentford in the FA Cup, finishing in the top four is all that counts.

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