Unless there is a major turnaround in fortunes for Liverpool and Man City I think we can all agree those two are bankers for two of the four Champions League spots available via the Premier League.
The conventional thinking then goes that the final two spots will go to either Man Utd, Chelsea, Tottenham or Arsenal.
I am not sure that will be the case this season and would throw Leicester City into the mix, I believe they have a genuine chance this season.
The four pretenders have all dropped points already, United lost at home to Crystal Palace, Tottenham ditto Newcastle United, Chelsea got thumped 4-0 at Old Trafford, drew with Sheff Utd at home and were lucky to escape with a draw at home to the Foxes.
Arsenal has not suffered an embarrassing home defeat yet and it can be argued that at this stage look the more solid of the quartet.
Leicester remains unbeaten so far, as stated above they held Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and was unlucky to leave West London with just a point and have been very impressive so far this campaign.
Obviously, it is early and things can change and maybe the big clubs do start to open up a gap like they did last season but for me, the signs are there that Brendan Rodgers men will be serious competitors this season.
If I am right in my assumption then that makes it even harder for Arsenal to grab one of those two Champions League places but that also applies to United, Spurs and Chelsea.
It could also be the case that after another five or six games I write another article and claim there are six teams fighting for those two places if Everton continues to improve as well.
But for now, I am predicting that Leicester City has to be considered genuine top-four contenders.