CAN CHELSEA CATCH LIVERPOOL? SEE WHAT MARK LAWRENSON HAS PREDICTED

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Chelsea have a chance to beat Liverpool to a top four spot, but first Antonio Conte’s men must defeat the Reds at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson admits Chelsea still have hopes for a Champions League spot, but doesn’t see the Blues beating Liverpool on Sunday.

Lawrenson told BBC Sport: “Chelsea can still catch Liverpool and make the top four but I don’t see it happening.

“Even if the Reds lose this game, they have got a much better goal difference.

“And they would still only need to beat Brighton at Anfield on the final day of the season to make sure of finishing at least fourth.

“I don’t think Sunday will be plain sailing for Liverpool because their Champions League semi-final in Rome will have taken a lot out of them.

It is not so much the physical side of things, more how that game was emotionally draining and they probably will not recover mentally in time.

“The way they played, I was drained just watching it in the Stadio Olimpico.

“So, I am going to go for a draw, which would be enough for Jurgen Klopp’s side, and leave Chelsea trying to salvage something from their season in the FA Cup final.”

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