The race for the Premier League top four this season is already heated after Manchester United, and Liverpool seem to close after victory over Tottenham and West Ham respectively.
Manchester United are currently fifth in the Premier League with 19 points after a 2-0 win over Tottenham. Manchester United are one point behind fourth-place Chelsea, who are on 20 points.
Back-to-back victories for Liverpool against Manchester City and West Ham at Anfield have seen Jurgen Klopp side’s move from 10th place to 7th place with 16 points, four-point behind the top-four finish.
Arsenal are top of the Premier League with 27 points, followed by Manchester City and Tottenham with 23 points each. But Tottenham have played more games than any of the sides in the Top five.
However, Michael Owen has indicated that it is “hard” to make a top-four prediction but had tipped Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Chelsea to finish in the top four.
What did Michael Owen say?
Former England forward said: “Well, it is tough to call the top four. Manchester City for sure. I think Chelsea are probably going to be in the top four. Arsenal as well. It’s very hard to leave one out, isn’t it?
“I’m actually torn between Liverpool and Tottenham at the moment. I’m going to say Liverpool, but how can you leave Tottenham out of the top four when they are playing particularly well as well?
“Manchester United, they’ve got a good chance. But there’s going to be a massive team that everybody would expect to be in the top four that are going to miss out this year.
“I do think Liverpool are still right up there among the elite. I think that even though Arsenal had a good start to the season and Liverpool are maybe ten points or so behind them, I still think that Manchester City and Liverpool are the top two teams in Europe for that matter.
“So it’s so hard to say. I’ll probably say Tottenham and Manchester United will miss out.”
On the Premier Title race, he added: “Arsenal have surprised a lot of people, and I don’t think it’s a fluke. When you watch their performances, they’ve actually played really well.
“The good thing for them is that they’ve got a young team. So you would think that energy and improvement will continue to come for them.
“I don’t think Arsenal are a flash in the pan at all. I think they’ll sustain it. I think they’ll have a good season.
“But I think Manchester City are different class to anyone at the moment. I think they’ve had a great start to the season.
“Obviously, they lost to Liverpool the other day, but they look so good in so many games. I still think Manchester City will win the league, but I think Arsenal are here to stay.”
Chelsea will face Manchester United on Sunday at Stamford Bridge in one of the early top-four deciders.