Super Computer gives new prediction for Chelsea in race for top four

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From computer algorithms to pundits and ex players, Chelsea haven’t really had much sympathy when it comes to predictions regarding the top four race.

The race for top four is as intense as it could be, with up to six teams fighting for a Champions League finish, from Leicester City to Tottenham.

Many have been backing Manchester United to trump Chelsea in the race for top four, but after Thursday night’s win over Manchester City, Chelsea have been handed a boost.

The win against Pep Guardiola’s side not only handed Liverpool the Premier title, but further boosted the Blues hopes of finishing in the top four.

Chelsea restored their five-point gap on fifth-placed Manchester United, and look well set to secure Champions League football for next season with seven games left to be played.

According to FiveThirtyEight’s latest predictions, Chelsea have been backed to finish a point ahead of Leicester City this season, with Lampard’s side expected to take 67 points to the Foxes’ 66.

Chelsea have been given a 93 per cent chance of securing a Champions League place next season, with Leicester City given a 91 per cent chance.

Meanwhile, Manchester United have been given a 79 per cent chance of qualifying for the Champions League.

Tottenham Hotspur are predicted to finish seventh and four points behind Wolves who have been backed to finish sixth. Arsenal are backed to finish eight, four points behind Spurs in 7th.

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