Jamie Carragher reveals how Chelsea can eliminate Manchester United from top four race

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The biggest game of matchweek 26 will come up on Monday night as Chelsea host Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Both teams are fighting for a place in the top four, and the Blues will be aiming for a win to hold on to fourth place.

Currently, Chelsea are 4th in the league, but only two points above Sheffield United who are 5th. Manchester United are 8th in the league and six points behind Chelsea.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes that a win for Chelsea can end United’s hopes of a top four finish.

He told Sky Sports: “It’s a big one. Teams now fighting for the top four and Liverpool are possibly too far ahead I would think so the big battle for the rest of the top sides is whether they can secure Champions League football for next season.

“I think this one is a real big one. I don’t think it’s just about this season. Both managers, young managers, know it will have a big bearing on how they can do their job going forwards because Champions League football means more money, you can attract better players.

“It just means they’re in a position then to have better seasons next season and also do a better job over the long term of the clubs that they’re at.

“Where Chelsea are at now and with the lead they have and being at home, if they could reverse the result they had at Old Trafford and get a win against Manchester United I think they’d be in too strong a position to be caught, certainly by Manchester United.”

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