Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is targeting a European spot this season, but suggested he’s “not thinking about” the top four.
Everton currently sit ninth in the Premier League table, after a resurgence in form under the Italian.
The Toffees are only two points adrift of seventh in the table, while fourth-placed Chelsea are currently eight points above them.
Everton host Crystal Palace on Saturday, before two potentially important fixtures against Arsenal then Manchester United.
“Honestly, we are not thinking about this,” Ancelotti said in response to the question of whether Everton could qualify for the Champions League.
“To play the Europa League would be a fantastic result for us for next season. This is the target in this moment, Chelsea is too far ahead at the moment. Maybe they’ll be closer in three or four games but there are a lot of fantastic teams.”