Paul Merson predicts where Chelsea will finish

Paul Merson says he is expecting to see Chelsea go on to win the Premier League title this season

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Arsenal legend Paul Merson Photo: Sky Sports

Paul Merson is backing Chelsea to win the Premier League title after their FA Cup semi-final win over Tottenham on Saturday.

The Blues have been in stuttering form in the Premier League in recent weeks, with the west London side having lost two of their last four games in the top flight.

That run of results has allowed Tottenham to close the gap to the leaders down to just four points with six games left to play.

However, former Arsenal man Merson is fully expecting to see Chelsea lift the Premier League title next month.

Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Merson said: “I see Chelsea winning the title now.

“If they’d have been beaten by Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final they’d have lost two big games on the trot and been heading into the game against Southampton low on confidence.

“Saturday’s team selection was a gamble for Antonio Conte but what he was saying was: ‘If I win the FA Cup it’s a bonus but I’m here to win the Premier League.’ And rightly so. It’s worked out perfectly for him as well because Hazard and Costa will be fresh.”

Chelsea will take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final next month after the Gunners secured their spot in the showpiece with a 2-1 comeback win over Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.

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The Blues are currently gearing up for their crunch Premier League clash with Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

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