Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti believes the Champions League fight will go until the last day.
The race for the top four is hotly contested with a host of top players looking to secure their place at the top table in Europe.
Everton continued to invest with Ancelotti in the middle of their first full season.
The Toffees dominated the table early in the season and remain in contention for the top four.
They sit in seventh place, but can make the top four if they win their match in hand.
For now, Ancelotti’s only goal is to stay in the fight, as he anticipates it will come down to the wire.
“I forgot there was this game and maybe Liverpool or Chelsea can be in the top four, but that’s okay,” he said.
“We want three points, it’s important to stay in the fight.
“I’m sure this situation with European positions will be decided in the last game, and we want to be there until the last game.”
Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri has sanctioned moves like James Rodriguez, Allan and Ben Godfrey this summer.
Joshua King was also added in January, which continued to raise expectations.
But Ancelotti used this as motivation and is not concerned with the club’s high ambitions.
“We are delighted to be in the fight,” added the Italian.
“We have to use our expectations as motivation. If the expectations are high, that’s just normal in a club with a fantastic history. We want to be back as they were in the past.
“Waiting isn’t a bad word in my opinion. It’s a good word. It motivates you. I think it is important to have ambition.