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Chelsea will host Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, as the Blues continue their fight for a top four place.

The Blues have a game in hand over Liverpool, who sit six points ahead in third, and a win for Chelsea will reduce the gap to three points, with Chelsea having a game at hand against Huddersfield next week.

Antonio Conte’s men have won their last three Premier League games on the bounce and Chelsea legend Graeme Le Saux reckons Chelsea will clinch a crucial 2-1 win tomorrow, as he reveals jet lag will be a factor against Klopp’s men.

Le Saux told Betfair: “Chelsea have actually closed the gap and given themselves a chance of a top four finish with three games to go.

“They really need points this weekend though and from their perspective they’ve got to capitalise on Liverpool’s emotional jet lag from their achievements of making the Champions League final.

“I would expect [Jurgen] Klopp will make changes to his side, which gives Chelsea something to get their teeth into and the chance to give their home fans something to be positive about as well as they head towards cup final.

“I know Antonio Conte would love to finish the season putting Spurs and Liverpool under pressure and finishing off the season with an FA Cup win.

“That would mean that whether he stays or goes he can look at this season as somewhat of a success on his CV having won a trophy and qualifying the team for Champions League next season.

“I’m picking Chelsea for a 2-1 win.

“I think they’ll be sharp and should play with urgency with what’s now at stake and they can also catch Liverpool in recovery mode.”

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