Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has said that the race for the top four is still wide open after his team defeated relegation threatened opponents Blackburn Rovers 2-0 on Sunday. Tottenham were coming into the match on the back of a poor run of form, which has seen them get only one victory in their last six matches. However, Blackburn did not pose any kind of a threat for them in the match, which played into the hands of Tottenham. This coupled with the loss of Newcastle United on Saturday meant that Tottenham have now moved level on points with Newcastle in the table with three matches remaining in the season.
Newcastle will be making the trip to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night in what is thought to be a crucial encounter for the race for the fourth position. Chelsea have come into form at just the right stage in the season. They defeated London rivals QPR 6-1 on Sunday evening. This match not only helped them get the three points, but also helped them improve their goal difference massively. It could prove to be vital when it comes to the top four finish. Redknapp will be hoping to get three victories from the three remaining matches for his club.
“It is all to play for, we have got a difficult couple of away games,” he said. “I can’t see Chelsea losing many games at the moment either, they are looking really strong whatever team he (Roberto Di Matteo) picks. They have got Newcastle in the week and that is a big game. Newcastle have got tough fixtures – they have got to go to Everton on the last game of the season, you wouldn’t want that one and they’ve got Manchester City at home,” said Redknapp after the 2-0 win over Blackburn.