United boss Fergie refuses to rule Chelsea out of title race

Last updated at 12:50 29 February 2008

Sir Alex Ferguson is wary that

Chelsea could come up on the rails

to snatch the Premier League title.

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Avram Grant's side are nine

points adrift of Arsenal and six

behind United but have a game in

hand on both their rivals.

Although last week's Carling

Cup Final defeat

to Tottenham

exposed problems

in the Chelsea

camp, Ferguson

believes they can

bounce back.

"The number of

points Chelsea

are behind

Arsenal is not


because in this Premier League

points can be dropped," said the

United manager.

"The fact they have got us and

Arsenal at home, and their home

record is so good, you would have

to think they have still got a big

chance in the Premier League."

Ferguson will monitor the

fitness of Ryan Giggs, Nemanja

Vidic and Patrice Evra before

Saturday's match at Fulham.

Giggs missed the victory

at Newcastle because of a knee

injury, Vidic has a calf strain and

Evra has had a stomach virus.

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