Paul Merson predicts where Chelsea and Liverpool will finish

Paul Merson is tipping Chelsea to win the Premier League and Liverpool to finish third in the table

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Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson Photo: Sky Sports

Paul Merson is expecting to see Chelsea win the Premier League and Liverpool finish third this season.

The Blues have been the Premier League’s standout team this season and are currently four points clear at the top of the table heading into the final four games of the season.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are challenging for Champions League qualification, with Jurgen Klopp’s team currently third in the top flight.

Merson believes that Chelsea’s favourable run-in makes them the heavy favourites to lift the Premier League trophy later this month.

And the former Arsenal star is also tipping Liverpool to secure Champions League qualification ahead of Manchester United.

Merson told Sky Sports: “Chelsea need to win three games and if they could hand-pick those fixtures then they’d probably go with the ones they’ve got.

“It was a big result for Liverpool in terms of finishing third and they, like City, have got a pretty favourable run-in.”

Liverpool return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon when they take on Southampton at Anfield.

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Chelsea, meanwhile, take on Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge on Monday night as they look to take a step closer towards winning the title in Antonio Conte’s first season at the club.

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