Chelsea midfield maestro Cesc Fabregas insists that his resurgent Blues side are ready to do battle with Tottenham Hotspur for a top four finish.
Antonio Conte's men have closed the gap just two points after a run of three straight wins. Meanwhile, Tottenham are without a win in their last two league games, but have the chance to widen the gap to five points with three games to go if they win against Watford.
Fabregas scored his 50th Premier League goal to give Chelsea a slender 1-0 win over Swansea City in their last league game. The Spaniard struck early with a curling left foot finish to keep Chelsea's UEFA Champions League hopes alive.
50 - Cesc Fabregas has scored his 50th Premier League goal, becoming the third Spanish player to do so in the competition (after Fernando Torres and Diego Costa). Milestone. pic.twitter.com/P3FrLhaW6Y— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 28, 2018
The 30-year-old now believes Chelsea have what it takes to dig deep and battle Spurs for fourth spot in these final few games of the season.
"We have been winning games, not comfortably, but we have been winning which is the most important thing," the midfielder said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"The last 10 minutes they could have scored and I think we have to dig in in certain moments and we are ready to do that."
The Spaniard was in a reflective mood following his landmark goal - Fabregas has become only the fourth player in Premier League history to register 50 goals and 100 assists.
Fabregas got his start in the Premier League top flight at just 16 years old as part of Arsenal's phenomenal 'Invincibles' side. Now at Chelsea, Fabregas believes his early start with the Gunners gave him his winning mentality.
"I was very lucky to start with that winning Invincible team and that helped me a lot. I remember my first day, my first training with the first team, and you don't feel that fear anymore.
"I have the hunger and the passion to keep playing but in a good way, not in a nervous way.
50 Premier League goals, 3 points and MOTM award.— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) April 28, 2018
Perfect day at the office.
Thank you for always being there. pic.twitter.com/pLwTLs3rjX
"The situation is not in our hands about a place in the Champions League," said the boss. "