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Not too many pundits are backing Chelsea to make top four, but former Arsenal defender Paul Merson has revealed that Frank Lampard’s side has what it takes to make top four.
Following the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, Merson who played for the Gunners, but is a Chelsea fan admitted that there are so many positives to take from the game.
Chelsea are currently 11th in the league with 8 points from six games, but only three points separate the Blues from fourth placed Arsenal and third placed Leicester City.
Following the game against Liverpool, Merson has moved to back Frank Lampard’s side to make top four this season.
“People know I’m a Chelsea fan, and I was pleased with their performance on Sunday – not the result, but there’s a lot of positives to come out of that game,” Merson told Sky Sports.
“Look at Chelsea now and you think they could get in the top four. They’ve given a lot of people heart, and it’ll give Frank heart.
“I think expectations have gone up now. After that performance, you’re looking at top four. When you see what’s around, you’re looking at top four.
“With losing the game, it’s backfired in a way – the expectations have gone up rather than down. I’ve seen enough yesterday to say they’ll be in the mix.”