Chelsea star’s defiant Twitter message to rivals

Andre Schurrle, Germany National Football Team

Andre Schurrle claims that Chelsea are not yet out of the running for the Premier League title.

Chelsea may be staring at a dismal end to the season, but Andre Schurrle has refused to throw in the towel.

Jose Mourinho’s side started the 2013-14 season promisingly enough and were in contention for a Premier League and Champions League double until recently. However, failure to beat Atletico Madrid at home in midweek means that the Blues now have only the league title to look forward to.

Even that is not in their own hands. Heading into this weekend’s round of matches, the London outfit find themselves second in the standings with 78 points from 36 matches, two points behind leaders Liverpool and one point clear of Manchester City, who are third.

However, Manuel Pellegrini’s side have a game in hand, which means that for Chelsea to win the league title for the first time since 2010, they need both the Citizens and Liverpool to drop points – something that looks very unlikely at the moment.

Yet, hope springs eternal and Schurrle has latched onto the last remaining straws. Ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash against Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, the Germany international attacker has assured the fans that he and his teammates are determined to end the season on a high.

Through two simple posts on social networking site Twitter, the 23-year-old has sent a clear message to their rivals: Chelsea are down, but not out.

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