Date: 15th April 2008 at 10:47am
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We owe one for Steve Bruce after his Wigan side stole a point from Stamford Bridge to leave Chelsea’s title hopes in tatters. But do they still have a chance?

In my prediction, I had this weekend down as one where Chelsea will close the gap by beating Wigan while we only draw against Arsenal. The exact opposite happened and now we have one hand on the Premiership trophy.

Chelsea are on the brink of disaster: on Thursday they have to visit Everton and if they don’t win there, we can afford to take the youth team to the Bridge between the two games against Barca.

So what do they have to do to harbour hopes of lifting the trophy? Well, first and foremost Chelsea have to win all of their remaining four games. Everton away, Manchester United home, Newcastle away, Bolton home – not an easy schedule.

But if they manage to collect 12 points, it’s still not enough. United must either lose one or draw two of their other three games. So, for example, drawing at Blackburn, losing at the Bridge, winning against West Ham and at Wigan suffice.

It is unlikely that we’ll throw it away, I admit but a possibility. Therefore we must not relax the way Chelsea players did last night after taking the lead. Frankly, I was astonished to see that they seemed uninterested in the whole affair. Surely such an attitude does not bode well for the remainder of their campaign?