Thomas Tuchel described Chelsea as being like a 'broken record' on Thursday night after the Blues were held to a 1-1 draw with Leicester in the Premier League.
Chelsea dominated the game and had countless opportunities to score time and time again but - as has been the case so many times this season - they had to settle for just Marcos Alonso's exquisite volley to cancel out James Maddison's early opener.
Christian Pulisic missed the best chance of them all, firing wide from a near-open goal in the second half, and Tuchel could hardly hide his frustration towards his side's profligacy.
“We were the better team [and] we did what was needed," the boss explained.
"We needed a point, and we got a point. We didn’t allow anything, no chances. We got punished by a shot from outside the box and created enough to win. We didn’t allow transition or chances for Leicester, so I am fine with the performance.
"It’s a bit of a broken record: we did not take what we deserved. I think that was ok what we did.”
He continued: “It’s the story of the season, we need an assist from a wing-back and a goal from a wing-back.
"[But] today is the day that we secured third place. We have been the whole season in the top three, and when we keep in mind where we came from last season - ninth place and securing fourth place with the help of Tottenham in the last ten minutes of the season - this time, we took ourselves.
“[And] we had some obstacles to overcome and circumstances around the club that wasn’t easy, so full credit to the team. It was a huge step inconsistency for us.
“Maybe it does not feel 100% like this because the gap is so big to the top teams, but ok, we have stuff to improve. We are the first to admit, and from here we go.”
Chelsea are in action against Watford on the final day of the season and can comfortably watch on as Arsenal and Tottenham battle for the final spot in the top four below them.