'It's all to play for' - Harry
Harry Redknapp remains confident of a top four Premier League finish going into Saturday’s Premier League clash at Chelsea.
Harry Redknapp believes our remaining away games will be key if we are to achieve a top four Premier League finish - starting with Saturday’s clash at Chelsea.
His team sit four points behind Manchester City in the race for that remaining Champions League spot after last weekend’s home draw with West Brom.
The visit to Stamford Bridge is the first of three away games against top six sides - with trips to City and Liverpool coming up - that make up the majority of our end-of-season run-in.
But the manager feels the points are there if we can turn some of our recent draws into vital wins when it matters most.
He said: “It’s all to play for still. Man City have got pole position now with us dropping a couple of points last Saturday and them winning at Blackburn.
“But we’ve got to be positive and try to win as many of our games as we can and see where we finish up. It can be done but we need to pick up some big points in some tough games away from home now.
“We’ve had six games where we’ve won one and drawn five. We’ve played well in the games but we’ve just not got the results and that’s hurt us.
“But that’s the way its been all season. Everybody has tossed points away, everybody has had blips at the top of the table.”
Chelsea, on the other hand, have their own agenda on Saturday with table toppers Manchester United just six points away, so Harry is under no illusions how tough this trip will be.
He added: “They’re in good form, they’re playing well. They’ve got good players and they’re a strong football team.
“They’re a team that I think most of us fancied at the start to probably win the Premier League, and they’re there every year because they’ve got fantastic players who have been there, done it – they’re winners.
“So you go to Chelsea knowing it’s going to be a difficult game, but we’re a good side as well. We’ve had some great matches with Chelsea in the time I’ve been here, so hopefully this will be another big game for us.”