Liverpool and Manchester City have been the favourites to finish in one of the top two spots over the last few years, and we don’t see that changing this time either.
At least four other sides – Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham – will battle it out for the final two Champions League places, and Parlour believes he knows who will get over the line.
Ray Parlour predicts where Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs will finish in 2022/23
Speaking on talkSPORT, Parlour has backed Arsenal to finish above our two London rivals this season.
He said, as quoted by HITC: “I would go Manchester City to win it. Then Liverpool, definitely.
“I think Arsenal have to aim for third. That’s going to be their aim. If they can keep everyone fit, (and) one more player coming in, then they have a decent squad, so I am going to go third for Arsenal and then Spurs will be good (for fourth).
“I think Chelsea are going to struggle this season. Unless they make some signings, they might make a couple before the window closes and then you might change your mind.”
Ben Foster disagrees
The new Premier League season is just over a week away and everybody’s busy revealing their predictions.
We absolutely love Parlour’s prediction. Finishing third would be an extraordinary achievement considering how young our squad is, but Ben Foster doesn’t believe Arsenal will get anywhere near that position.
Speaking in a video on his YouTube channel, Foster made a bold top-six prediction. He believes that Manchester City will win the Premier League, but he has gone with Chelsea to finish as runners-up – one place ahead of Liverpool.
The former England goalkeeper then backed Tottenham to pip us to the final Champions League spot, and just like last season, and he believes Manchester United will finish sixth.
We sure hope he’s wrong!