The latest round of Premier League fixtures
saw a mixed set of results for the six teams
in contention for the Champions League
qualification places.
Tottenham beat Manchester United, Arsenal
and Chelsea slipped to shock defeats to
Swansea and Bournemouth respectively
while Liverpool and Man City recorded wins.
After the latest set of results, Premier
League legends Ferdinand and Lampard
were asked to predict how things would
They both picked Manchester City,
Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham
to finish in the top four – a scenario that
would see Liverpool \(currently third) and
Arsenal \(currently sixth) miss out.
‘I’d go Man City, Manchester United, Spurs
and I think I’ll put Chelsea in there,’ said Rio
Ferdinand. ‘The Eden Hazard effect I think if
he continues to perform, if he stays fit I
think he’ll carry them [Chelsea] into the top
On Liverpool, Ferdinand said: ‘I think
defensively, goalkeeper, I don’t think they’re
strong enough at the moment. Going
forward they’re fantastic, great to watch, I
just think they won’t have enough
Lampard said: ‘Man City are a shoe in, we
can forget about them. Manchester United,
Chelsea, Tottenham.’
The Chelsea legend agreed that Liverpool
have problems defensively, despite the
signing of Virgil van Dijk. ‘Definitely they
haven’t dealt with their weaknesses and
lost Philippe Coutinho as well.’