Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech believes his side can capitalise on Manchester United's busy schedule by winning the Barclays Premier League title.
United hold a nine point lead over Chelsea, but The Blues have not only a game in hand over Sir Alex Ferguson's men but also visit Old Trafford in May.
That combined with the 18-time league champions' schedule which includes an FA Cup semi-final with Manchester City next month, is giving the Czech Republic goalkeeper reason for optimism ahead of the title run-in.
"Yes, it is," he said
"Manchester must spread energy into three competitions because apart from the Premier League they are still in the FA Cup and in the Champions League quarter-final against us.
"They have got a lot of injured players and some are suspended. Anyway, we must keep winning and hope they drop points along the way."
Chelsea's rivalry with United stretches far beyond domestic competition, with the duo paired together in next month's Champions League quarter-final.
The Blues relinquished a dominating lead at the top of the league earlier in the season, after losing just one of their first 10 league matches before a defeat at the hands of Liverpool, after two goals from new signing Fernando Torres, was the catalyst for a run that has seen Carlo Ancelotti's side slip away in the title race.