Matt Le Tissier predicts the Premier League's top seven

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After 10 matches, the Premier League title race looks set to be one of the most exciting yet.

Just one point is separating the top four teams, with Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool all tied at the top of the table with Chelsea close behind.

Elsewhere, last season’s title challengers Spurs are only three points off the pace, while Manchester United - who spent £150m this summer - are already eight points adrift.

The Red Devils were early season favourites after the arrivals of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic saw them win their first three matches. Since then, their city-rivals City have taken over the favourites tag - although they recently went six matches in all competitions without winning.

Liverpool and Arsenal have both performed better than expectations and Chelsea have picked up from a slow start to win four league matches in a row.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men were in the mix after an impressive start but they’ve since only picked up three points from matches against West Brom, Bournemouth and Leicester.

Although there are still plenty of months remaining until the end of the season, everyone is already trying to predict the final league standings.

That includes Sky Sports Matt Le Tissier who has attempted to guess how the top seven will look come May.

The Southampton legend opted for Pep Guardiola’s City as the title winners but there wasn’t quite good news for United who he surprisingly thinks will finish below his beloved side.

Le Tissiers' predicted Premier League top seven

1st Manchester City
2nd Liverpool
3rd Chelsea
4th Arsenal
5th Tottenham
6th Southampton
7th Manchester United

After picking his top seven, the pundit explained his thought process:

He told Sky Sports: "When you think about the money Manchester United have spent it's just not good enough from Jose Mourinho. 

"They're eight points off the top already and you're now looking at what they're going to spend again in January, so there's still a lot of progress to be made.

"I thought City might have run away with it after the first few games but 10 games in and one point separating the top four tells me we're in for an exciting one. 

"Liverpool and Chelsea's lack of European football gives them a real edge, especially with Arsenal and Tottenham in the Champions League. When it's so tight in there you look at small differences and I think that could be it.

"So far, Southampton have exceeded my expectations because I thought the Europa League would have had a bigger effect, but our worst period was before the European campaign started."

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