Paul Merson’s top four prediction
I think Chelsea winning the title is a given. You’ve only got to look at what they’ve done to teams outside the top six, winning 15 and drawing one, and they’ve only got two more games against top-six sides left. Then their nearest threats Tottenham go to Liverpool next weekend so there’s a good chance they’ll be even further clear.
I’m putting Tottenham second though. I think they’ve got a very, very good 11 but I worry if Harry Kane got injured for a long period that neither Vincent Janssen or Heung-Min Son would do a job up front. In third place I’m going Man City, who I think have got too much in attack to miss out.
Then it can really come down to luck, especially if things are still this tight come the final five games. It’s hard to read too much into the fixtures right now as you could be playing a team with nothing to play for while your rivals are against a side fighting for their lives.
I’m going for Manchester United in fourth though as I think Jose Mourinho has got them going and I’ve said from day one Mkhitaryan is a fantastic player, so having him firing is a huge boost.
I think Liverpool and Arsenal will end up with bad seasons, but it can all change. You could ask me next week and Liverpool have beaten Tottenham, Man City have dropped points at Bournemouth and Arsenal hammer Hull 4-0 and all of the sudden it’s a different picture. It’s such a hard one to call right now.
Merse predicts: Chelsea 1st, Tottenham 2nd, Manchester City 3rd, Manchester United 4th