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Antonio Conte Predicts Where Man United, Chelsea Will Finish As Arsenal, Man City Gun for EPL Title
- The Premier League top-four race is slowly taking shape as the 2022/23 season wears off
- A number of teams are keen to secure a Champions League spot, with Tottenham, Liverpool, and Newcastle all involved
- Conte believes that Chelsea also stand a chance to make the top four despite sitting 10th in the standings
Antonio Conte has made his Premier League prediction as the second half of the 2022/23 season inches closer to its homestretch.
Arsenal and Man City remain the outright favourites to secure the title, with Manchester United also harbouring slim hopes of being crowned champions.
With the top three slots almost decided, attention is slowly shifting to the top four race, where Tottenham, Liverpool, and Newcastle are all eyeing a spot.
According to Metro UK, Tottenham currently occupy fourth place with 48 points, six ahead of fifth-placed Liverpool.
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Newcastle, meanwhile, sit sixth on the log with 41 points but have three games in hand ahead of their meeting with Wolves at St. James Park on Sunday, March 12.
Antonio Conte's prediction
Antonio Conte believes Man United have all but secured a Premier League third-place finish, while Chelsea also have a chance to make the top four.
Conte's bold prediction about Chelsea came at a time his former side are trying to build some momentum after a disastrous run of results.
The Blues secured their third straight win on Saturday after seeing off Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
"We know very well the race for a place in Champions League will be really, really tough. You see the competitors," SuperSport quoted the Italian saying.
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"You see Chelsea and what happened there and their position, but I don’t consider Chelsea outside [the top-four race]. They have the possibility to win the last 11 or 12 games in a row because the squad is really, really strong," he continued.
Richarlison calls out Conte
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Richarlison has come out with a daring criticism of his manager Antonio Conte as he lamented on what he claims has been a poor season.
The North Londoners crashed out of the Champions League on Wednesday, March 8, after being held to a 0-0 draw at home by AC Milan, who proceeded to the next round 1-0 on aggregate.
Richarlison, who started for Spurs in the wins over West Ham and Chelsea, came on in the last 20 minutes against Milan yesterday but could not inspire his side to a comeback.