CHELSEA owner Roman Abramovich met under-fire manager Andre Villas-Boas and his squad yesterday following the defeat at Everton.
Villas-Boas hauled his players in on their day off after the 2-0 reverse at Goodison Park, which saw them drop to fifth in the Premier League table.
Abramovich spent time at Cobham last week, sparking speculation over Villas-Boas' future, and the Russian billionaire was at the club's training ground again yesterday.
The Blues insist the Portuguese's position isn't under threat, but Villas-Boas knows a top-four finish is the minimum requirement to ensure Champions League football at Stamford Bridge next season.
"Now we are fifth, level on points with the fourth team. We know exactly what our targets are for the season," he said.
"There are still plenty of games to play. There is an objective and we have to set out to reach the objective. Champions League qualification is the least you can ask for.
"We need Champions League qualification and that's what we expect. The objective is first place but first place is not a real objective anymore and neither is second."
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