Man City primed to defend league title, Arsenal and Chelsea to miss top four
Former Southampton attacking midfielder Matt Le Tissier has claimed that Manchester City will retain the league title and that Arsenal and Chelsea will finish outside top four.
Le Tissier added that Manchester United will finish behind Tottenham Hotspur at 4th place in the race to seal the Champions League spots. The three London clubs together with Man United are engaged in a tight battle for the automatic Champions League positions.
"I have stuck with Manchester City all the way through, even when they were seven points behind. They have a stronger squad with eight games to go and less troubling games ahead. Liverpool will chase them down and it will be close, closer than I expected at the start of the season - it may even go down to the last game of the season but I think City will just pip it." he told Sky Sports.
"In third place, I am going to go with Spurs. I think they have had a little bit of a blip. The fact they are out of the title race could take a little bit of pressure off them. They got beaten by Southampton but they should have been out of sight by half-time. As long as they don't let it affect their confidence, they should be able to stick in third despite tough away games at Liverpool and Man City. Fourth is probably the toughest to pick at the moment. Chelsea have the games in hand so you could probably throw a blanket over them when they are done with those. I think I may go with Manchester United to finish fourth." he added.
Man City, Man United and Spurs are currently engaged in the Champions League while Chelsea and Arsenal are plying trade in the continent's second-tier competition.