Champions League: Andre Villas-Boas hopes rivals slip up

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Spurs showed character - Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas hopes Tottenham's rivals for Champions League qualification will drop points between now and the end of the season.

Spurs remain outside the top four in the Premier League table after a 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Wednesday.

"We have to do our job and hope for somebody to slip up," said Villas-Boas, whose side are a point behind Arsenal with two games remaining.

"The league is absolutely unpredictable and hopefully it can fall our way."

The match at Stamford Bridge was a chance for Tottenham to overtake London rivals Arsenal.

But Spurs were thankful to Emmanuel Adebayor, who scored a superb goal either side of strikes from Oscar and Ramires, and then set up Gylfi Sigurdsson to net an equaliser 10 minutes from time.

If Arsenal and Chelsea win their remaining games, Spurs will have to settle for Europa League football next season.

Chelsea face Aston Villa ahead of a clash with Everton on the final day, while Arsenal are up against relegation strugglers Wigan and Newcastle.

Tottenham's remaining games are away at Stoke and at home to relegation-threatened Sunderland.

"It was good to get the point," said Villas-Boas. "Chelsea were extremely dangerous on the counter-attack."

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Chelsea were 'too open' - Benitez

The Portuguese added: "I'm extremely happy how the boys played in the second half. We showed the character that has united us during the season.

"Now somebody else will have to drop points, but our focus is on us doing our job in the remaining fixtures. In the Premier League, anything can happen."

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez rued the chances missed by his side.

"Twice we had the advantage and we could have killed the game," Benitez told BBC Sport. "We didn't do it and then we gave the ball away. We had to control the second half much better."

The Spaniard, who will leave the club at the end of the season, added: "Their second goal was offside but still, we had to defend it better."

With a vastly superior goal difference to Spurs, Chelsea, who lie third in the table, need one victory from their final two matches to secure Champions League qualification for next season.

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