The Premier League title race looks to be wide open this season with a number of sides still in the hunt for domestic glory. Liverpool lead the way after their important victory over Tottenham on Wednesday evening, with Jose Mourinho‘s side now three points behind the Reds in second place.
According to the table, Aston Villa are expected to secure Europa League football with their highest league finish since 1997, along with Everton who looked likely to compete as title challengers after their fast start to the season.
There are a few surprises here and there, with United predicted to finish 10th after registering 14 wins all season.
Strugglers Arsenal have been placed in 16th, just nine points clear of the relegation zone, with six victories from their 38 league matches.
The Blades have been projected to earn just eight points, three less than Derby County’s unwanted Premier League record of eleven.
Newly-promoted sides Fulham and Leeds United have been backed to secure survival, with Scott Parker’s men expected to beat the drop by a single point while last year’s Championship winners Leeds could be on course to match their predicted 13th-placed finish.
Despite the table backing Spurs to scoop the Premier League trophy, Mourinho has refused to admit the club’s title ambitions when asked if he is aiming to secure top spot at the end of the season.
“People cannot expect us to come here and after one season we are fighting for the title,” he said after November’s 2-0 victory over Manchester City.
“We are not fighting for the title, we are just fighting to win every match. But we are going to lose matches, we are going to draw matches.”