"Yes, Chelsea are a big club and would be worthy champions as would Man United, but we have a chance now, having put together a run of six or seven games unbeaten, to see how far we've come by playing one of the big four.
"I don't have a preference at all. I just think the best team usually wins it - except the time we lost the title. The best team came second that time."
And for the former England manager, maintaining the integrity of the Barclays Premier League was always important.
He said: "What has come home to me having come back after three years out, is that the Premier League is the most fantastic league in the world for lots of different reasons.
"That can't ever happen in England. If we beat Chelsea, its' because we deserve to."