CHELSEA boss Rafael Benitez reckons there will be no need for an unprecedented Premiership play-off for third place - and is so confident he has given it little thought.
The Blues go into Sunday's game against Everton needing a win to secure third spot, while Arsenal, in fourth, travel to Newcastle and Spurs, in fifth, take on Sunderland.
If Everton were to hold Chelsea to a goalless draw and Arsenal won their game 2-1, an extra game would be required against the Gunners to determine final positions as both teams would be level on points, goal difference and goals scored.
However, Benitez does not believe his stay at Stamford Bridge will be extended by an unexpected extra game, and has not even prepared for that scenario.
He said: “We want to win, I don't expect a draw. If Arsenal win we will see, but Tottenham can also say something. We are just talking about Chelsea and Arsenal, but maybe Tottenham can be there. We have to approach the day thinking about a win and see what happens.
'Tottenham and Arsenal will both try to win. They play for something important, while it will be different for Sunderland and Newcastle, but they are professional and will try to win.
“We have to concentrate on what we can do and try to win our game. We have been working so hard this season that it would be a pity if we could not finish in the top three.
'We will try to win and we won't consider any other option. If we have to do it, these are the rules, but we will try to avoid the situation. I have confidence we will do it.”