Chris Sutton predicts where Chelsea FC, Man United will finish this season

Former Blues striker Chris Sutton believes Chelsea FC and Manchester United to finish outside the top four

Chris Sutton
Ex-Chelsea FC striker Chris Sutton (Photo: BT Sport)

Chris Sutton doesn’t believe Chelsea FC or Manchester United will finish in the Premier League’s top four this season.

The Red Devils extended their winless run to three Premier League games at the weekend since their 4-0 victory over Chelsea FC on the opening day of the season.

Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw with Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s defence failed to protect their half-time lead.

The Red Devils have drawn with Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers on the road, while Crystal Palace were surprise 2-1 winners against Manchester United at Old Trafford last month.

Chelsea FC have also collected five points from their opening four games after the Blues squandered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

Frank Lampard’s side have already conceded nine times in four games to raise genuine questions about their defence.

Former Blues striker Sutton believes Chelsea FC and Manchester United will finish outside the Premier League’s top four this term.

“I’m still backing City for the title, followed by Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal,” Sutton told the Daily Mail.

“United haven’t got the players to get there. I can’t believe they let Alexis Sanchez go. They had already sold Romelu Lukaku and signed no replacement, so they were already light up front.”

Sutton added: “I fear Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has cut his nose off to spite his face. He’s now relying on Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, maybe even 17-year-old Mason Greenwood to do a job up front.

“As for Chelsea, with their lack of signings and no Eden Hazard, the top four is beyond them.”

Chelsea FC won the Europa League title last season thanks to a 4-1 win against Arsenal in Baku.

The Blues finished in third spot in the Premier League table last term.

Manchester United, meanwhile, ended up in sixth spot in the Premier League last season.

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