London: Chelsea's interim boss Guus Hiddink has targeted a place in the Europa League as he tries to prevent his team's season from petering out. Chelsea showed that they have not given up on their season by fighting back for a 2-2 draw on Saturday against West Ham United.

"We have too many draws and if we had more victories we would be knocking on the door of the Champions League as West Ham are doing now, and they deserve it," he said.

"It's a compliment to their squad and coaches. For us our first target in December was a soft target, by Chelsea standards, of getting out of the relegation zone as soon as possible. We did that in six or seven weeks with some draws and victories. Normally, Chelsea has to compete for top-four place. Our target now is to get a European spot. Second, the players have to show why they are playing for a big club."