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Despite finishing third last season and winning the Europa League trophy by beating Arsenal 4-1 in the final, Liverpool legend Graeme Souness doesn’t believe Chelsea is good enough to finish in the top four.
According to Souness, Liverpool and Manchester City will challenge for the title while Tottenham and Manchester United will claim the last two spots in the top four.
Souness claims Chelsea and Arsenal aren’t good enough to finish in the top four.
Souness believes Manchester United will finish in the top four ahead of Chelsea because of the signing of Harry Maguire from Leicester City.
“I still think, even though Maguire will make them better, it doesn’t make them good enough to challenge at the top,” he told Sky Sports.
“I see it being between the big two again. The nearest challengers will be Tottenham – and after that United. Neither Arsenal or Chelsea are good enough.”
“If things aren’t going well, he [Maguire] is someone who will step into midfield to make things happen,” Souness added. “There’s so much to like about him. As well as the quality he brings himself, it’s the knock-on effect this will have on the rest.
“Teams liked playing United last year – they were vulnerable defensively. But that has definitely changed now. Not just because of Maguire’s own input but the calming influence he’ll have – like Van Dijk – on those around him.”