Terry makes new top four prediction after Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester United

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Chelsea were again beaten by Manchester United for the third time this season as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side took all three points at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

United won the game 2-0 and closed the gap on Chelsea to just three points, while Tottenham and Sheffield United are just 1 and 2 points behind Chelsea respectively.

Despite Chelsea’s drop in form, Chelsea legend John Terry has backed the Blues to finish in fourth nevertheless.

He said: “It begins with Spurs at the weekend at home. It’s the perfect game to come and respond if you are a Chelsea supporter or player. They are probably our biggest rivals, a local derby.

“Stamford Bridge will be rocking it’s a big opportunity for players to go and show what this fixture means, show they want to fight for the shirt.

“It’s an opportunity for certain individuals, maybe there will be a few changes from tonight’s game.

“It will be tough, I just think Spurs and Man United have had a couple of good results and I think Chelsea are on the decline slightly.

“But I think they have another gear to go to and I think Chelsea will secure that fourth spot.”

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