Arsenal in a strong position to finish top-four
Eight games played is still very early to be predicting finishing positions but we can do what I would call a progress report.
At the start of the season, I think it is fair to say that everyone agreed Liverpool and Man City will occupy the top two spots and that Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd and Tottenham would battle it out for the final two Champions League positions.
Well, I would suggest nothing has changed in terms of Liverpool and Man City. However, I would also suggest that there are now five teams fighting for the final two spots. Leicester City have to be considered genuine contenders in my opinion.
So, for third and fourth we have the following five teams and the positions I think they will finish.
3rd – Arsenal
Currently, in a strong position. Injured players are basically back and the team is picking up points even when playing badly.
4th – Tottenham
The wheels have well and truly come off last season Champions League finalists. But it is too early to write them off and I expect them to be back to their best soon.
5th – Leicester City
They are playing very well right now, they have a strong squad with very few weaknesses. I expect the Foxes to continue to have a good season but to fall just short of a top-four place.
6th – Chelsea
Chelsea has surprised me a little and is doing better than expected but they remain too inconsistent for me. I also suspect they will get really stretched as the season progresses and that will disrupt their top-four ambitions.
7th – Man Utd
They are in a mess and I do not see it getting better and 7th may be a bit generous.
So, there you have it, based on what I have seen so far this season I have Arsenal 3rd and Tottenham 4th.