CHELSEA face a nightmare run of fixtures including THREE London derbies in a week that will define their season.
Thomas Tuchel's side are set for a pivotal 12 days in April that will decide if their season is a success or not.
The Blues face Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final as they look to defend their European crown.
The second leg of that tie takes place at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid on April 12.
And it's still not known if Chelsea can have fans in attendance for either leg or the FA Cup semi-final due to the government sanctions placed on the club.
Tuchel's men then have business to attend to at home after their Champions League tie.
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They face Crystal Palace in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley likely on April 17.
And two more London rivals lie in wait for the Blues in the shape of Arsenal on April 20 and West Ham on April 24.
Tuchel refused to rule Chelsea out of the Premier League title race despite the gap to the top.
That means Chelsea are technically still chasing a famous treble despite being 11 points off the pace set by City and Liverpool.
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Speaking after Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final win at Middlesbrough, Tuchel said: "The problem is they are both also on a run for what feels like a long time.
“It feels like it’s been three years that they’ve both been on a run. And it feels like our 13 games is not enough.
“We have to be honest, but we will never admit anything before it’s decided. We’ll always push ourselves to the limit.
“We cannot do anything else and we should not get carried away. Two teams took advantage of our problems.
“Full credit to them and they deserve where they are. We need to make sure we catch as many points as possible.”
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