Fletcher - Pressure on Blues
Darren Fletcher is hoping Chelsea will buckle under pressure, allowing Man Utd to snatch the title.
By Chris Burton
Last Updated: 22/04/10 7:08pm
Darren Fletcher is hoping Chelsea will buckle under pressure, allowing Manchester United to snatch the Premier League title.
The Red Devils currently sit one point behind the table-topping Blues with three games of the season remaining.
The battle to land the crown looks set to go down to the wire, with a season of twists and turns set up for an enthralling finale.
Chelsea remain the favourites to come out on top, but Fletcher has warned that United are ready to pounce on any slip-ups they may suffer heading for home.
"They are the team with the pressure because they are the team that's leading the league," the Scotland international midfielder told Sky Sports News.
"All the pressure is on them and we just have to take care of ourselves. I think they have been in a position where they felt they could have pulled away and been in a real strong position, but they're not, so from that point of view all of the pressure is on them."
He added: "We never thought it was gone because there is still all to play for and anything can happen. It was a disappointing time after the Blackburn game (a 0-0 draw at Ewood Park), it really looked an uphill struggle from there, but it just shows you how in one weekend things can change.
"We just to have concentrate on ourselves and keep winning our games. If we don't, it's irrelevant what happens."
United surged back into the reckoning last weekend as they edged out Manchester City 1-0 in a pulsating derby at Eastlands and Chelsea came unstuck on the road at local rivals Tottenham.
Fletcher admits he never expected things to change so dramatically over the course of 24 hours, but hopes victory over City will prove to be a turning point in their season.
"I think by winning it put a little bit of pressure on them (Chelsea) again and gave Tottenham something to play for, and they did us a favour," he said.
"We are a point behind now and all we can do is win our games, that's the most important thing. Whatever happens, happens.
"There have been strange results happening all season and no-one has really managed to put a run together to pull away at the top of the league. I think that's credit to the league, the competition is getting better.
"You see the battle for the Champions League and Europe this year, I think teams are getting stronger and that's why you see so many strange results."