Thierry Henry predicts where Chelsea and Arsenal will finish this season

Thierry Henry discusses the Premier League title race and Chelsea's poor start to the new season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Thierry Henry believes that Chelsea are unlikely to finish in the top four after their disastrous start to their Premier League title defence.

The Blues head into Sunday lunchtime’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in 15th place in the Premier League table and 15 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Jose Mourinho has watched his team slump to seven top-flight defeats in their opening 13 games to leave them closer to the relegation zone than the top of the table.

And former Arsenal striker Henry feels that the Blues have already left themselves with too much to do as they bid to climb the table and secure qualification for next season’s Champions League.

Henry wrote in his column for The Sun: “For me, the teams in contention [for the title] are Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham and maybe Liverpool.

“Chelsea should not even be in the conversation. If they get back into the top four it will prove nothing more than how poorly the top teams are doing.

“If Chelsea had played like they did last year they would be 10 points clear now, with one hand already on the trophy.

MORE: Read the latest Chelsea player tweets

“But every time a team has had the opportunity to take charge at the top, they have wasted it.”

The former France international also discussed Arsenal’s title hopes as Arsene Wenger’s men look to return to winning ways in the top flight after their 2-1 loss to West Brom last weekend.

He continued: “If they are going to win their first Premier League since 2004 [Arsenal] can’t let any more opportunities slip through their fingers.

“If they had beaten Spurs and West Brom like they should have done, they would be three points clear at the top.

“Instead they are fourth and have squandered five points which could prove decisive in the end.

“They have also allowed Tottenham back into the dogfight and given belief to Liverpool they might still have a chance.”

Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes urges Man United to sign highly-rated 22-year-old
Kai Havertz
BBC Sport pundit raves about Ziyech and Havertz as Chelsea FC thrash Burnley
Mikel Arteta (Photo: Arsenal Media / Screengrab)
Mikel Arteta delivers open update about William Saliba for Arsenal fans
Rio Ferdinand
‘Wow’: Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes react to Man United star’s display
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Burnley v Chelsea FC
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes urges Man United to sign highly-rated 22-year-old
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Novak Djokovic
Erste Bank Open: Tsitsipas and Sinner join youthful line-up in Vienna’s second round
Rio Ferdinand
‘Wow’: Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes react to Man United star’s display
Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard delivers update on Chelsea FC star Callum Hudson-Odoi