Ray Wilkins responds to Paul Merson's prediction Chelsea finish above Manchester United

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Former Chelsea assistant believes Chelsea will finish outside the top four.

Former Chelsea assistant Ray Wilkins has told SkySports he believes the club will finish outside the top four this season.

The Blues had had a terrible start to the campaign, losing 1-0 to Stoke in their most recent game, and currently sit 16th in the Premier League table.

They have recorded just three wins in the league all season and sit in 16th place, and the reigning champions now face an uphill battle to finish in the Champions League places.

Paul Merson told SkySports last week he believes Chelsea will fight back, and edge out Manchester United for fourth place, with Tottenham Hotspur finishing in third behind Manchester City and Arsenal.

Wilkins does not agree, speaking on SkySports HQ's Morning View on Tuesday 16th, he said: "I like listening to Paul, but on this occasion I disagree.

"I see them finishing top six, top seven. It will tough to catch them (their competitors) up."

He also went onto add that he believes if Chelsea lose at home to Norwich City this weekend then Jose Mourinho's position as manager will come under a lot more scrutiny, and it could even be a blow from which he does not recover.

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