Sky Sports pundit and ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville has revealed his prediction for the top four this season...And it doesn't include his old club.

Chelsea got their title challenge back on track with a 2-1 win over Manchester City on Wednesday, which was damaging for City's hopes of Champions League qualification with just nine points separating third and seventh with at least seven more games to go for the top seven.

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"Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, Man City," stated Neville on ​Sky Sports when asked for his top four prediction.

"I think it will be the current top four and Man United and Arsenal will miss out. It will be difficult for Tottenham to catch Chelsea and I don't see it happening," he added. 

"It was inconceivable to think that Chelsea were going to go the whole season without dropping points." 

But this wasn't enough to lead the former Valencia boss to think that Spurs stood a chance of catching Chelsea.


Neville continued: "The fixtures and the way they're laid out is important. So many of United's games, they should have won and could have won. They just haven't got that killer instinct to kill teams off.

"I suppose in some ways when you can identify where you're going wrong, your weaknesses and where you need to improve, then I suppose that's a good thing in some way.

"At this moment in time, they make it so difficult for themselves to get in the top four. If you like at the fixtures they've got, it is so tough. I think too many mistakes have been made."


His former side slipped back down to sixth with a 1-1 draw at home to Everton as Arsenal beat West Ham comfortably a day later go go ahead of the Red Devils.

Jose Mourinho's men were, however, handed a bit of a boost on Wednesday when Liverpool were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Bournemouth. United can go level on points with their rivals if they win both of their games in hand, making this one of the closest battles for the spots in the top four in recent years.