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Arsenal and Manchester United are already on track to miss out on a top four spot this season, according to Jamie Carragher.
Liverpool are currently top of the Premier League table, with Chelsea and Manchester City just two points behind the Reds, with six games played so far this season.
Arsenal and United occupy sixth and seventh respectively, having already suffered two defeats this campaign.
And Carragher expects Tottenham to pip Arsenal and United to a Champions League spot, after Spurs bounced back from back-to-back losses.
‘On the evidence of what we’ve seen I’d say Arsenal or Manchester United from what we’ve seen in these opening six games,’
Carragher said on Sky Sports when asked which teams would miss out. ‘The others look a little bit further up. Tottenham have had a little bit of a wobble, a good result for them on Saturday but it will be really tight and it always is with the top six.’
He added: ‘I think the top six are so far ahead now that if just one or two of them teams on any given weekend drop points it feels like a really big thing for the rest of the other teams because a lot of the other dropped points come from each other.
‘So far Liverpool winning, City winning, for Tottenham and Arsenal, for Chelsea and United to drop points against two of the lesser sides it’s a really big thing.
‘City showed last year – and whoever is going to win the title this year – that the points total now to win the title – it was 80 or so when I was playing – but it’s 90 plus now.’
Chelsea have enjoyed an unexpectedly brilliant start to the season under new coach Maurizio Sarri, while Liverpool are yet to drop points this campaign.
City are the defending champions and remain favourites to go on to successfully retain the title under the guidance of Pep Guardiola.