Premier League: Who will win flawed race for fourth and fifth? – Chris Sutton analysis

The Premier League title race might be done and dusted but, with 11 games to go, at least one Champions League place is still up for grabs.

“It could be that fifth place gets you in if Manchester City’s European ban is upheld,” said BBC pundit Chris Sutton.

“But even if not and it is only the top four, then there is still a lot to play for and it is the only thing to be decided at the top of the table, with Liverpool so far ahead.

“The rest of the top three, Leicester and City, look pretty safe to me too, but after that it is up for grabs.

With 11 games to go, eight points separate eight teams from Chelsea in fourth to Everton in 11th

“It is exciting because you have got the likes of Sheffield United punching above their weight but the big clubs involved in this particular race have all been in a bit of a mess at different times this season – they were expected to be doing much better than this.”

Four of the contenders play each other on Sunday, with Everton hosting Manchester United and Tottenham playing Wolves.

Here Sutton takes a look at the strengths and weaknesses of all eight – from Chelsea in fourth down to 11th-placed Everton – before he gives his verdict on who will finish fourth and fifth.

4th Chelsea – 44 pointsLast five league games: LDDLWThis weekend: Bournemouth (a)Highest/lowest position: 3rd/19thDays in top four: 132/203
Chelsea have lost eight home games in all competitions this season, their most in a single campaign since 1985-86. Of their 132 days in the top four, 117 have been in fourth, including each of the last 97. The most points they have been above fifth place is seven, most recently on 29 November

Sutton: “Frank Lampard’s side have had some extremely good results, but also some very bad ones, losing to West Ham, Southampton and Bournemouth at home.

“The Blues do not have a problem creating chances but they do not convert enough of them and they have looked fragile defensively at…