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(From Guardian Unlimited)
Harry Redknapp has written off Chelsea's chances of winning the Champions League but says he hopes Roberto Di Matteo's men reach the final because that would distract them from the Premier League and improve Tottenham Hotspur's prospects of competing in Europe's elite tournament next season.
Chelsea's 1-0 first-leg victory over Barcelona this week has raised the possibility that whoever finishes fourth in the Premier League, which is the position that Tottenham currently occupy, may not secure a Champions League spot.
That is because, if Chelsea were to be crowned European champions, they would automatically gain entry to next …