Sky Sports asked Soccer Saturday pundits to predict which clubs they think will finish this season in the top four of the Premier League.
With Chelsea sitting comfortably on top of the table, Tottenham in second by five points and Manchester United in sixth, Manchester City, and Arsenal, Liverpool vying for the spots in between, Matt Le Tissier, Phil Thompson, Charlie Nicholas and Paul Merson give their top four predictions.
Matt Le Tissier’s top four prediction
I think there will probably be a stumble along the way somewhere for Chelsea but they should be champions. They’ve got a nice run but it’s the time of the year where the struggling teams start to pull out results.
Then I’ve gone for Manchester City and Tottenham plus Manchester United, who have got the momentum of a long unbeaten streak behind them. They’re the team in better form and they’ve got players who can step up and win games, with Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan now helping Zlatan Ibrahimovic by chipping in with some goals.
Liverpool just seem to have run out of ideas in the final third. Teams have worked them out, which Liverpool need to adjust to again and find a different form of attacking.
As for Arsenal, I think when you lose at home to Watford, who had only played 48 hours earlier, there’s a sign that something isn’t right there and they weren’t in the same league as Chelsea.
Le Tiss predicts: Chelsea 1st, Manchester City 2nd, Tottenham 3rd, Manchester United 4th