While the result for the top spot in the English Premier League is a foregone conclusion, the battle to stay in the vital top four is as open as ever. The EPL last year had only one word to describe the top slots. It was outright predictable.
But the Premier League top four are set to be a tough one to predict this time around. While everyone has been making their prediction, it is chaos for the race to the top 4 right from the start of the New Year.
Even as we head into the 2nd half, a mere 4 points separate the teams in the 4th to 7th place on the table. 4 teams remain in the running for these 4 spots.
Arsenal is at the top with 38%, Spurs come in next with a 31% chance, West Ham has a 16% chance, while Man United is way below with only a 10% chance of making it to the 4th spot.
None Of The Team In The Premier League Have A Guaranteed Chance In The Top Slot
The 4 teams in contention for the 4th spot in the Premier League that will guarantee qualification to the Champions League are just not good enough when it comes to consistency. They have been dropping points regularly and none have crossed over 1.8 points on an average per match.
Arsenal even got just 9 points from 6 games and was still in 4th place. The trend is expected to continue.
Liverpool and Chelsea were comfortably placed but have both dropped points. They are both in with more chances of the 5th sport than the 4th. They have a combined prospect of 16% of ending up finally in the coveted last Champions League spot.
Liverpool is in with a 99% chance of finishing in the top 4 while it is 92% for Chelsea. The sorry state of Manchester United brings us to the uncomfortable truth that merely an expensive assemblage of brilliance might not always work together, whoever be the coach.