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Jan 9, 2021

In a wild Premier League season so far, we look set to have the most open title race in years.
Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham, Everton, Leicester… all are being given chances of winning the division.
Liverpool were by far the best team in England last season but this term they have lots of competition
Liverpool ran away with it last year, finishing 18 points clear of their nearest challengers.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s side look far from fallible this time around – they have failed to win eight of their 17 games and have not won any of their last three.
Liverpool’s away form is a particular worry right now, especially after the loss to Southampton.
That has given plenty of others renewed hope of toppling the champions, with Manchester United leading the chasing pack.
Liverpool have hit bad form over a busy period of fixtures and may struggle to retain their title
United have gone ten games without defeat and will go top if they win their game in hand.
Brendan Rodgers also has Leicester looking in fine shape and just a point off the top.
Tottenham’s win over Leeds, meanwhile, came at the right time to ensure they didn’t enter a tailspin and they can leapfrog Leicester by winning their game in hand.
Having games in hand has kept the pressure off Manchester City but as their good form continues while others stumble, it’s hard to ignore the credentials of Pep Guardiola’s serial winners.
Their defence is looking great – arguably as strong as it’s ever looked – and their attackers are slowly beginning to fire once again.
While they currently sit fifth, if they win their two games in hand they will move above Liverpool.
Manchester City are hitting their straps in all competitions
Chelsea were dominated by Man City last weekend
Chelsea’s recent blip, which reportedly has Frank Lampard’s job under threat, has done their chances a lot of harm.
They cannot completely be ruled out yet, though, as they boast a star-studded squad which could stand them in good stead in the latter part of the season.
While Chelsea falter for now, London rivals Arsenal are climbing the table after a shocking start.
Three straight wins have boosted morale in north London, and will have their eyes on a European spot.
At the opposite end of the table, things don’t look great for winless Sheffield United, as they could make history for all the wrong reasons this term.
Sam Allardyce is in at West Brom but despite a draw with Liverpool things haven’t gone so well, while Burnley, Brighton and Fulham are among the teams scrapping it out to avoid relegation.
How the Premier League table looks right now
We can’t wait to see it all pan out, and we’ve done our best to predict the outcome of the 2020/21 campaign.
Looking at recent and historical data, the numbers have been crunched into the talkSPORT Super Computer to come up with a final table.
And the computer has decided that Liverpool will NOT retain their title this season – and there will be no joy for Man United either.
Instead, it will be Manchester City celebrating in May.
Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT this week, rejuvenated centre-back John Stones ominously warned the club’s rivals that they are out to dominate English football once again.
He said: “The past two games, here and at Chelsea, we’ve looked like the Man City who won the league and destroyed England.”
Stones is back to his best in a City shirt, and his team look pretty hot right now too
According to the Super Computer, Stones may just be right.
Man City are favoured to finish ahead of Liverpool, with Man United in third and Tottenham in fourth.
Chelsea are backed to move up the table but only finish fifth, outside the guaranteed Champions League spots.
Arsenal are below Leicester in seventh, which would potentially mean not even a Europa League place for the Gunners.
Everton – despite many tipping them for a tilt at the title – are predicted to finish as low as tenth.
Meanwhile, it is predicted that Fulham will survive – despite Jamie Carragher claiming early in the season that ‘I’ve never been so certain of anything in my life’ than Scott Parker’s side being relegated.
Burnley’s top-flight stay will finally be over, while Allardyce will lose his record of never being relegated as West Brom join the Clarets and Sheffield United in heading to the Championship.
Check out the predicted final Premier League table below.
And remember, it’s just a computer…