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The top four race this season has been very unpredictable; it has been like the swing of a pendulum, and it has currently swung to Chelsea’s favour.
Four teams are currently fighting for two places left in the table, and with three games remaining, Spurs currently sit third on 70 points, while Chelsea, who drew at home to Burnley on Monday evening, are in fourth spot with 67 points.
Arsenal and Manchester United sit fifth and sixth respectively, but Chelsea have the edge as the top four fight draws close to an end.
England and Newcastle legend Alan Shearer has backed Chelsea to make top four, as he has tipped Tottenham and Chelsea to complete the third and fourth positions.
Asked to name the two teams who will make up the final top-four places, Shearer told Optus Sport: “Probably Chelsea, only because the lack of form from the others.
“We’re sat here talking about Manchester United and the first thing we talk about tonight [after the defeat to Man City] is: ‘at least they put the effort in’.
“That’s how bad Manchester United have fallen – we’re praising them because of their attitude.
“So because of that reason and because Arsenal have got two away games, and they’ve been hopeless away from home, Tottenham are in and probably Chelsea.
“I would expect Man United to win their last two games against Huddersfield and Cardiff but I still don’t think that will be enough.”
Chelsea go away to Manchester United this weekend, and all the Blues have to do is win all three remaining games to claim at least fourth position. A win for Chelsea this weekend will collapse any hopes of Manchester United making top four.