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Hectic Chelsea schedule a positive says Kalou

Salomon Kalou says Chelsea do not fear a cluttered schedule as the season comes to a close.

The Blues are preparing for tonight's home Premier League meeting with Newcastle United before this Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley against Liverpool. From there, the West Londoners again take Liverpool in the league and then host Blackburn Rovers prior to the May 19 Champions League final with Bayern Munich.

It looks a very tricky set of fixtures for Chelsea but Kalou says the players must feel blessed to be competing in these types of matches.

"When you have a chance to end the season like we do, it's easy to stay motivated," he told the club's official website.

"There are only a few games left to play and we know that these games are so important for the history of the club.

"Every player would love to be in this position. We can win the FA Cup, finish in the top four and potentially win the Champions League, which is something every player dreams about, so we are blessed.

"I just take it game by game. Right now, I'm focused on Newcastle. The FA Cup final on Saturday is another game and I will have time to think about that afterwards.

"Hopefully I can get some assists or score a few goals, work extremely hard for the team and show the manager that I'm ready."

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