Ex-Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris is confident that his former side can still qualify to play European football next season through their Premier League position.

Chelsea’s European campaign came to a grinding halt last night after Paris Saint-Germain won 2-1 at Stamford Bridge and moved on to the last eight of the Champions League with a 4-2 aggregate scoreline win over the Blues in their round of 16 tie.

The Blues are currently tenth in the league table, and it is highly unlikely that they will gather enough points by the end of the season to qualify for the Champions League, but Morris is not giving up hope.

The former midfielder admits that the FA Cup becomes an important tournament for Chelsea now, but he is confident that his former side can still qualify for Europe with their performances in the league.

The 37-year-old said on Chelsea TV after the PSG game: “The FA Cup does become important, but I still think there is plenty of time for us to rack up a few more wins in the Premier League to maybe surprise a few in how far we can leap up.


“I do think we can get a European place.

"Whether it's a Champions League one or not is a different story, but the way that we are playing, we are hard to beat and we can rack up a good few wins.”

Chelsea will travel to Merseyside on Saturday to take on Everton in an FA Cup quarter-final clash.