'We want to catch Chelsea' - Saints star reveals lofty ambition

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Morgan Schneiderlin says that Southampton are only looking up, and that they want to catch Chelsea.

Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin insists that the club are only looking upwards, and that they are aiming to catch Chelsea at the top of the Premier League.

The Saints have made a brilliant start to the season, climbing into second position, but they do not believe they have reached their limit yet.

Instead, they are aiming to breach the four point gap on their nearest rivals and overtake the Blues. 

"We want to keep second place and to catch Chelsea," Schneiderlin told the club's official site. “For a few games now there is a lot of expectation and we responded well."

Despite Saints' good form there are still doubts over whether they can sustain it for much longer from outside of the camp.

Jamie Carragher said he felt that Southampton had no chance of making it into the top-four on Sky Sports this week, but there appears to be no such concerns from within the camp. 

Instead, they are looking to improve on their lofty position in the Premier League and somehow reach the summit. 

To do so would be an incredible achievement and there is likely to be no room for slip-ups from now until the end of the campaign.

Chelsea's form means that any team wanting to catch them will have to be ultra-consistent and Saints's next challenge will come against Leicester City this weekend.

The Foxes have dropped into the relegation zone after a worrying run of form recently, but they do have some quality and the Saints will need to be wary of complacency.

They go into the game as heavy favourites, but an off-colour performance is likely to be costly and it could ruin their big ambitions for the season ahead. 

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