Chelsea boss Avram Grant believes the pressure is on Manchester United as the race for the Premier League title reaches its climax.
Chelsea’s win at Newcastle moved them level on points with leaders United, who remain favourites for the title because of their superior goal difference.
United travel to Wigan on the final day of the season, while Chelsea entertain Bolton at Stamford Bridge.
“Now we must beat Bolton and see what United do. The pressure is on them,” said Grant.
“I said we will never give up. We have given a good, good battle. Nobody thought about us as a candidate for champions. We will keep on fighting.
“I have to stay positive. We will fight until the last moment.”
And Grant hailed his players’ efforts in the second half of the season, saying: “We have to battle with things on and off the pitch but the team have got better and better, especially in recent months.
“In the first half against Newcastle we were poorer than we’ve been for a while. Maybe that was down to tiredness because we have played a lot of long, hard matches this campaign.
“In the second half, though, we played fantastically and got the result we wanted.
“All I have asked the players is to do what we need to do – we can’t affect anything else. United are a great team and we have given them a good battle. We wanted to keep that going.
“The advantage is with them but it will not be easy at Wigan.”
Sunday’s climax to the season is the first time since 1968 that two teams have been level on points entering the final game of the season. On that occasion Manchester United were pipped to the league title by neighbours Mancheseter City.