Arsène Wenger thinks Chelsea may have the edge over Manchester United when the two sides clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
But the Frenchman believes that, regardless of the outcome of the match this weekend, the title will stay in Manchester.
At the moment, Sir Alex Ferguson's team have a three-point advantage on Avram Grant's side and a better goal difference. Wenger knows that the Blues must win on Saturday but the Reds will eventually come out on top.
"I give a little advantage to Chelsea on this one," he said at Friday's press conference. "Manchester United had a tough game Wednesday night and they had to run a lot after the ball. I don't know how well they have recovered but I still think, on the outcome of the Championship, the game will not have a big influence.
"After that, even if Man United lose, there is only two more games [for them to drop points]. So I think they will be champions."
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