EPL icon Makes Top Four Prediction as 5 Teams Eye Final Champions League Spot

EPL icon Makes Top Four Prediction as 5 Teams Eye Final Champions League Spot

Fred Kennedy
February 15, 2022 at 7:31 AM
  • The top-three places appear to have been wrapped up with Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea all seemingly home and dry
  • The final Champions League spot has now been left to five teams to fight over, with Man United and Arsenal in the mix
  • There are just five points separating West Ham United who sit fourth and Tottenham who dropped to eighth after their defeat to Wolves

Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher has predicted the Premier League's top four race will go down the wire.

Up to five teams including Man United and Arsenal stand a pole position of sealing the final Champions League spot.

Man United players celebrating a goal. Photo: Getty Images.
Man United are among the five teams keen to seal the final Champions League spot. Photo: Getty Images.
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The top three slots look all but decided, with Man City, Liverpool, and Chelsea in line to finish in first, second, and third respectively.

The top four race is hotting up

There are only five points separating fourth-placed West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur who sit eighth after match-week 25.

Man United currently occupy the fifth place with 40 points, just one ahead of rivals Arsenal who have two matches to play.

Wolves are placed seventh on the log with 37 points, one ahead of Spurs who have stumbled in recent outings.

The Hammers, United, and Spurs all dropped points during the weekend, handing Arsenal a significant advantage.

Jamie Carragher's prediction

According to Carragher, Arsenal have two key advantages over Man United in the title race including the two games they have in hand and no involvement in European football.

Be that as it may, the former England international contends the top-four race will go down the wire.

"Arsenal, what a win that was for them away to Wolves. The games in hand, no European football," he told Sky Sports.
"You think about how long Manchester United will be in the Champions League, that could play a part. It feels like it will go to the wire."
"I think it will go all the way to the end," he added.

Rangnick speaks on dropping Maguire

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Ralf Rangnick has come to the defense of Harry Maguire after the defender coming under heavy criticism from fans and pundits.

A section of Man United's fanbase has taken issue with Maguire's worrying form which has cost the team points on some occasions.

However, Rangnick has suggested there are no plans to banish the England international from the as he is yet to adapt his coaching style.

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