Terry believes Chelsea FC will be joined by Manchester City and Liverpool FC in the top-three but gave no indication as to who he thought would win the Premier League title.
He then said that Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur would be left to fight it out for the last position.
“My top three for this season will be decided between City, Liverpool and Chelsea,” he told the Daily Mail.
“That leaves United and Spurs fighting for fourth.”
Terry captained his former side to the Premier League crown on five occasions whilst also netting a Champions League and five FA Cups.
He has backed three of the four sides that remain unbeaten so far in the Premier League to finish in the top three.
His belief that Chelsea FC will finish in the top three is not unfounded as the Blues have started this season under new boss Maurizio Sarri in a strong manner.
Despite Tottenham besting United at Old Trafford 3-0 in August, Terry refused to conclude that Spurs would finish above United and in the top four.
Perhaps this is solidarity with his former boss, or an echo of the dismissiveness Chelsea FC hold towards Spurs.
Watford FC, the final team who remain unbeaten, may feel marginally aggrieved that their attempts to emulate Leicester City’s heroics of three seasons ago have been so swiftly overlooked.
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