Carragher considers United clash decisive in Chelsea's race for top 4
- The Blues face the Red Devils at Old Trafford on April 28.
- Liverpool's ex-defender has no doubts Spurs will finish in the top 4.
- As for Chelsea, they have to beat Ole Gunnar Solslkjaer's side on Sunday, says the pundit.
- Ruben Loftus-Cheek insists Chelsea are in a 'good position' to earn a spot in the UCL.
Maurizio Sarri's side face Man United in on April 28 in the Premier League. Liverpool's ex-defender Jamie Carragher still doubts the Blues will finish in the top four and tips the upcoming clash to become decisive in terms of the battle for the Champions League spot:
"If Chelsea would have got those extra two points there would have been a huge deficit, certainly for Manchester United being five points behind (in that scenario). United have a game but it's Man City at home so it's not easy. I keep changing my mind on who will get in but not on Spurs."
The Red Devils have recently faced a shocking 4-0 defeat to Everton. That game became their sixth loss in the last eight games: "I still think Spurs are there. I look at that now and a lot is riding on Man United vs Chelsea. If Man United come out of this week with four points it's great for them. The vital game is the one against United for Chelsea."
FT, 2-2. I’ve aged about ten years. Missed opportunity, but at least we’re fourth… right?— Football Chatters (@FootballChat555) April 22, 2019
Seriously, it’s getting out of our hands at this rate. We MUST beat United on Sunday, Watford at home and Leicester at the King Power. No excuse from now on.
As Chelsea are still fighting for the Europa League, Ruben Loftus-Cheek insists the Blues are in a good position to earn their place in the Champions League next season:
"I don’t think we are in a bad position but it is just down to us to produce our best football in the run-in to the end of the season. These games coming up are massive and we need to be at our best. The focus has to be really sharp and we have to be really on it because this is where it really matters."