Harry Redknapp tips Chelsea to miss out on Champions League as Manchester United & Spurs make top four

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Harry Redknapp is tipping Chelsea to miss out on the top four (Photo by James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images)

Harry Redknapp is predicting heartbreak for Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea as the race for the top four heats up in the Premier League.

Frank Lampard was sacked last week as Chelsea slipped further away from the top four – which was considered a minimum requirement by Roman Abramovich at the start of the season.

Tuchel has managed four points from the first available six at Stamford Bridge, which has helped the Blues to within five points of Leicester City in fourth.

Leaders Manchester City remain favourites for the title, while champions Liverpool have shown green shoots of recovery with consecutive wins against Spurs and West Ham in the last week.

Redknapp believes the two teams will battle it out for the title but it’s the final two positions that will cause just as much intrigue.

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Tuchel has been tasked with making the top four (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

‘Top four? Manchester City or Liverpool [will win it],’ Redknapp told Sky Sports.

‘I suppose Manchester City are favourites. I was with Liverpool but I think Manchester City probably. There’s two runners Man City and liverpool and then Manchester United and Tottenham.

‘I do like Leicester, Brendan Rodgers has done a fantastic job there. They’re the team that could break into it and Chelsea have good players but I’m sticking with Manchester United and Tottenham as third and fourth.’

Chelsea take on Spurs on Thursday in north London, in what could prove a vital match-up in the race to finish in the top four.

Tuchel’s side are yet to concede under the German, who has favoured three at the back since arriving at Stamford Bridge.

Spurs have won just one of their last four outings in the Premier League and they were well below-par in a 1-0 defeat to Brighton on Sunday.

Harry Kane is ahead of schedule in his return from a double ankle injury but the striker is expected to miss the visit of Chelsea.

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