Redknapp reveals who he thinks is favourite for top four – Spurs or Man United

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Despite Tottenham’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea on Sunday, Jamie Redknapp believes that Antonio Conte’s men still stand a ‘great chance’ of finishing in the top four.

The race for the final Champions League qualification spot looks set to go down to the wire, with Spurs seemingly competing with Manchester United, Arsenal and West Ham for a fourth-place finish.

Spurs currently sit in seventh place but they are just two points off Man Utd in fourth, with two games in hand over the Red Devils.

However, the defeat at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, which was Tottenham’s first loss in the Premier League under Antonio Conte, came as a blow to the Lilywhites pursuit to get back into the Champions League.

Conte admitted after the game that Tottenham are still far away from competing with the best sides in the Premier League and need to add ‘important’ players to their squad if they wish to do so (BBC’s Simon Stone).

Redknapp believes that Spurs still have a chance of finishing over Man Utd as long as they back Conte with a couple of signings this window.

The former Tottenham midfielder told Sky Sports: “Man United are favourites to get 4th for me. But they’ve (Spurs) given themselves a great chance and getting the manager in when they did has made a huge difference for them.

“I said it a few weeks ago and I’ll say it again. If you give him the funds and get him the right players there’s no reason why he can’t achieve so much at Tottenham.

“It’s all there but they need one or two to thicken the squad up and make them better.”

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I expect West Ham to fall away over the coming months. So, the race for fourth looks like it could be between us, Arsenal and United.

While United have gone to fourth with a couple of wins, they did not look convincing either against Brentford or West Ham.

So, I would argue that we have as good a chance as anyone of clinching fourth despite the disappointing performance at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

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