Paul Merson gives his verdict on the top four race

Paul Merson gives his verdict on the top four race

Chelsea players celebrate their 2-0 victory over Sheffield

The top-four race in the English Premier League is slowly heating up. Manchester City are running away with the first spot and the title whereas Manchester United are trying to catch them up. However, considering the current form with which Manchester City are playing, Red Devils have to settle for the silver medal. Despite all these calculations, no team has finalized their spot for the next season’s Champions League apart from Manchester City.


Leicester City are placed in the third position whereas the fourth-placed is occupied by West Ham United. They are a point clear of fifth-placed Chelsea. Chelsea are followed by Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool who have 49 points each. The top four race is certainly intriguing for the managers and Paul Merson has come up with his prediction.

What is Paul Merson’s view on the top four race?

Mohammed Salah
Mohammed Salah for Liverpool

According to the current points table ahead of the 31st game week, the race to top-four is expected to go down the wire. According to Magic Man, the red and blue half of Manchester, Leicester City and Liverpool are set to finish in the Champions League spots. He has said the probable top-four based on the remaining matches for these outfits.

Despite Tottenham Hotspur is in the race to top-four, Paul Merson believes that they don’t stand a chance to win the spot. Talking to Sky Sports, Paul Merson said:


I don’t give Tottenham any chance of reaching the top four at all. They’ve got two tough games coming up against Man Utd and Everton and I don’t expect them to win either of those games. They then have some tricky games Southampton, Leeds, Aston Villa and Leicester.

Despite Liverpool are having a poor title defense, they are tipped to finish in the top four because of their schedule. Despite having a crucial game against Real Madrid, they have comfortable fixtures in the Premier League. And the victory over Arsenal in their previous game would have lifted their top-four hopes.

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