Two goals from Michael Ballack, the second from the penalty spot, hauled Chelsea level on points with United at the top of the table, although the champions still have the edge due to their superior goal difference.
Grant declared: "I am optimistic, but we need to win our last two games and hope Manchester lose one point. If you come to this stage and you are not optimistic, you should not be in sport."
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