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Chelsea have six winnable games in the coming weeks, starting with Burnley this weekend. For Chelsea legend Pat Nevin, this is the time to create a larger gap in the race for the title.

What even makes it better for the Blues in the race for the title is that we can only concentrate on the league, while the likes of Tottenham and Co battle it out in Europe.

Nevin wrote in his column for the official Chelsea website: “We will just look ahead at what now looks like a very promising run of games that we are well capable of getting a whole bunch of points from. Of course it helps we haven’t the European distractions that others have, and right now is exactly when that advantage starts to pay off.

“Spurs are currently our nearest rivals but they have to deal with Gent in the Europa League as well as the small matter of travelling to Anfield this weekend. Klopp’s men will not be delighted at falling out of the top four this week and the thought of Man United and Jose hovering just a point behind them will have the same effect as a jockey’s whip on his mount. Man City will have to get ready for Monaco in the coming weeks and I will be popping over to Munich to catch Arsenal at Bayern. Once again, Arsenal reach the business end of the season looking at their weakest and this will stress them even further.”

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