Tottenham make top four, Manchester United below Arsenal, and Leeds survive

As we head into the international break, it gives us time to assess a truly chaotic start to the Premier League season.

On Sunday, three different teams were top, and there could have been a fourth had Liverpool beaten Manchester City, highlighting how tight the title race is set to be this campaign.

Leicester are top of the Premier League again

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Leicester are top of the Premier League again

This is provoking a lot of talk, especially with Southampton and Leicester being two of the teams who held it, and Tottenham the other.

Traditional ‘Big Six’ clubs aren’t faring too well with Manchester United and Arsenal off the pace. The latter lost to Aston Villa on Sunday night, putting the Villans sixth in the league.

But Watford striker Troy Deeney told talkSPORT Breakfast it’s wrong to write off anyone’s chances just yet before offering his top four prediction .

“I think it would be very naïve to say this early in the season that top four was done,” he said. “This season is crazy.

Deeney has warned against writing teams like Arsenal off this season

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Deeney has warned against writing teams like Arsenal off this season

“You are going to see some unbelievable results you never thought you’d see.

“Who thought we’d see Villa beat Liverpool the way they did, and the way they beat Arsenal in the manner they did.

“I think the top four, personally, will have Spurs, Liverpool, Chelsea and [Man] City. Not in that order.

“I still think Liverpool will win it; City second and then it’s a toss up between Spurs and Chelsea.”

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And co-host Ally McCoist also named his and came up with an identical list.

He said: “I have the exact same. I had City winning the league but I did have the option of changing it after the window closed.

“I’ve been so impressed with Liverpool’s signing of [Diogo] Jota and the way he’s started.

“I said City so I’m going to have to stick with that.

Tottenham are looking very strong under Mourinho

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Tottenham are looking very strong under Mourinho

“I definitely think the top two will be City and Liverpool. I agree with you – it will be Chelsea and Tottenham.

“I’m more convinced Chelsea will be in the top four than Tottenham.”

But just how will it all play out in the Premier League? talkSPORT fired up its Super Computer to find out just what is going to happen – and you can see the results and the predicted table below…


1. Liverpool (champions)
2. Manchester City (Champions League qualification)
3. Chelsea (Champions League qualification)

Chelsea’s new signings are beginning to hit their straps this season

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Chelsea’s new signings are beginning to hit their straps this season

4. Tottenham (Champions League qualification)

5. Leicester (Champions League qualification)

6. Arsenal (Europa League qualification)

7. Everton

Everton have improved this season, despite some recent defeats

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Everton have improved this season, despite some recent defeats

8. Manchester United
9. Southampton
10. Aston Villa

Villa have taken six points from Arsenal and Liverpool already this season

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Villa have taken six points from Arsenal and Liverpool already this season

11. Wolverhampton Wanderers
12. West Ham
13. Crystal Palace

14. Newcastle
15. Leeds

Leeds’ form has been mixed this campaign but the Super Computer believes they should survive their first season back in the Premier League

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Leeds’ form has been mixed this campaign but the Super Computer believes they should survive their first season back in the Premier League

16. Brighton
17. Sheffield United
18. Burnley (relegated)
19. West Brom (relegated)
20. Fulham (relegated)

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