Chelsea Boss Frank Lampard shares his thoughts on United’s top-four chances

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has dismissed talks United’s top-four chances would be over with a defeat against his side at Stamford Bridge.

Manchester United play against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday and a defeat would put us nine points behind the Blues who sit in fourth.

Asked if United’s top-four chances would be over with a defeat, Lampard said: “No, not on nine points.

“Not at this time with the amount of points to play for and the way the Premier League is, certainly not.”

As things stand now, the Red Devils are ninth in the table with 35 points after 25 games. Solskjaer’s side will jump into sixth with a victory over Chelsea.

“It’s tougher, in terms of picking up points as you can see,” the Blues boss added. “It’s just a changing of the Premier League slightly, teams now can invest a lot of money. Teams can get promoted to the Premier League and spend £100m and it doesn’t guarantee success.

“That’s the kind of challenge we are talking about but challenges are a good thing, and it’s a challenge for us.”

The club can still qualify for the Champions League next season by winning the Europa League.