In theory, the race for the top four in the Premier League is currently involving nine teams.
Liverpool and Manchester City have all but wrapped up their places with the elite – and it’s likely Leicester will join them too, even after a recent wobble.
But the fourth spot is anyone’s for the taking. Leicester, Chelsea, Tottenham, Sheffield United, Manchester United, Wolves and Everton all remain in the race to snap up a place in next season’s Champions League.
But who is going to make the top four?
We posed the question to some of Starsport’s writers – and there is an overwhelming favourite to secure that fourth place berth…
Jeremy Cross Liverpool Leicester Man City Tottenham
The top one is done and dusted, leaving the also rans to scrap it out for respect and a Champions League place.
Despite a recent blip, Leicester remain a free scoring and fast-flowing side capable of finishing second ahead of Manchester City, who appear to be harbouring problems we don’t know about yet.
Something is not right at City, but they still have more than enough quality to finish third.
Chelsea appear to be going backwards and don’t have the strength in depth to maintain fourth, meaning a gradually improving Tottenham will pip them to it.
Tottenham are looking good for a top four berth
Paul Brown Liverpool Man City Leicester Chelsea
Six defeats for City this season. How the mighty have fallen. City’s title defence has been appallingly bad. Where is the intensity? The fight?
Pep Guardiola’s arrogance in thinking he could get by without buying a centre back hasn’t helped, but really, it’s humiliating to be this far behind Liverpool.
They will finish second because their squad is still far stronger than anyone else’s, so a deep Champions League run shouldn’t hurt. But second isn’t good enough for City.
Leicester are looking good for a place in…