Chelsea have a “genuine problem” in the race for top four because they cannot hold on to a lead, according to former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas.
With Liverpool all but confirmed as Premier League champions, the battle for Champions League qualification is arguably the most intriguing left to offer this season.
Manchester City’s place in the top four appears safe despite their 2-0 defeat away at Spurs on Sunday, while surprise package Leicester are still eight points clear of Chelsea in third after drawing 2-2 with them on Saturday.
Frank Lampard’s Blues currently occupy fourth-place, with Spurs trailing by four points and Manchester United six behind down in seventh.
Sheffield United, who have performed out of their skin this term, are a point above United right now but are still not considered genuine top-four contenders.
Wolves are also in the mix and only sit behind the Red Devils on goal difference following their 0-0 draw at Old Trafford over the weekend.
The Blues currently occupy fourth place in the Premier League
Jenas believes the race for top four is “wide open” this season, but has identified Lampard as the manager with most to worry about.
“The defeat (to Tottenham) saw Manchester City lose more ground on leaders Liverpool, and the only real race left at the top of the table is the one for the top four,” he said in his column for BBC Sport .
But Jenas believes Frank Lampard’s side have a “genuine problem” with holding on to leads
“It is wide open at the moment- one minute Wolves look like they might be serious contenders, then Sheffield United and now Tottenham. Manchester United might come back and have another run at it too.
“They are all having a go, but essentially it all depends on Chelsea and Leicester now. The Foxes have had a bit of a wobble but I still think they are too…