The fight for the title and even the top four this season will be an intense one as teams seem to have kick-started their season with a certain drive that could make this year’s top four challenge go down the wire.
Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are joint top of the table with 20 points apiece and are only separated by goal difference. Arsenal and Tottenham are two points behind and are both tied at 18 points – adding more intensity to the race.
Former England international Matt Le Tissier has revealed his top four predictions for this season and he believes Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool and Manchester City will be the team to make top four. However, he didn’t rate Chelsea to win the league as he believes it’ll be retained by leaders Manchester City.
“I think I will go with Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs for the top four,” Le Tissier told Sky Sports.
“As long as Christian Eriksen doesn’t spend to long out of the team for Tottenham… because I think they miss him quite a bit.
“Manchester United have got some ground to make up if they are going to be in contention.”
The former Southampton attacking midfielder added: “I still think Manchester City will win the title.
“They have so much quality and strength in depth and over the course of the season that will give them the edge.
“Even without someone who was considered to be their best player last season in Kevin De Bruyne, they’re still sitting top of the table after eight games.
“Many people thought they were going to miss him a lot and obviously that quality of player is going to be a bit of a miss.
“But their strength in depth is just incredible and what they’ve got in terms of quality forward players and being able to hurt teams in different areas of the pitch.
“They should be a couple of points clear but Riyad Mahrez’s penalty against Liverpool was an absolute shocker.
“I don’t think they will win it by 19 points again like last season but I’d expect Man City to win it by a handful of points.”