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Carragher: Chelsea Rule, Manchester United Suck.

At least according to Liverpool nutter Jamie Carragher, who threw down a prediction with the Premiership season just a couple weeks away,

“United may be the champions but Chelsea are really the ones you have to use as your yardstick,” he said.

“With Petr Cech being back at his peak there is no better ‘keeper and John Terry in front of him is going to give Chelsea a real chance again.

“The team which finishes above Chelsea will win it this season.

“United are a great side and have strengthened again. Carlos Tevez would make a big difference to their chances. Hopefully, they won’t get him,” said Carragher

Jamie, or J-dog to his friends, might merely be pandering to his fans by taking the piss out of United or he may simply be realistic. United may have strengthened with some talented youngsters, but there’s Mourinho’s side still have a squad deep with players in their physical prime while Sir Alex must hope the genetic dice are rolled in his favour again next year so Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs can maintain their form. If not, the team suddenly looks distinctly less inspiring unless the likes of Nani and Anderson can somehow settle immediately from day one and boss some big matches.

No mention of his own club’s prospects, but with some big spending this summer surely expectations at Anfield must be that the team who finishes above Liverpool will win it?