Arsenal Win Can Inspire Chelsea To Finish Second - Florent Malouda

The Chelsea midfielder is hopeful the Blues can overtake Liverpool before the end of the season.
Chelsea’s Florent Malouda has insisted his side can finish the season as Premier League runners-up after beating Arsenal 4-1 at the Emirates this afternoon.

The Blues bounced back from their Champions League disappointment with a convincing win in north London.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Malouda admitted he was delighted with the result and his team’s performance.

“We knew that it would be difficult to start again but I think we did it very well and we are very happy with the result because to win here at the Emirates, the way we did, is very good,” he said.

“We knew that we had to control the game, if we concede any goals they could come back but we kept possession, that’s what we changed when we were leading 2-0.

“We tried to keep the ball and make them run and we knew that we would have other opportunities.”

The result keeps Chelsea just three points behind Liverpool with two games left to play and the Frenchman insisted his side could pip the Reds to second place.

“I think that until the end of the season our challenge will be to try and be runner up,” he explained.

“We know it will be difficult because Liverpool are playing very well but that’s our challenge.

“For them [the fans] we have to do it. If we play the way we played today there will be no problem.”

Next up for Chelsea is a visit from Blackburn Rovers next weekend before they conclude their league campaign away to Sunderland.

Gill Clark, Goal.com