Supercomputer predicts Premier League top four as battle hots up

The Premier League top four race is heating up with just five matchweeks of the season to go and several clubs still vying for a coveted Champions League spot.

Manchester City are poised to seal the title, while rivals Manchester United are virtually home and dry in second, but the remaining places are still up for grabs.

Leicester are in prime position to join the top two and currently have a game in hand against Crystal Palace on Monday to help boost their charge.

Meanwhile Chelsea have leapfrogged West Ham into fourth with Liverpool also chasing closely behind, while Tottenham and Everton are the outsiders.

Thomas Tuchel's men appear to be going from strength to strength under his leadership, but a supercomputer has predicted Chelsea are set to miss out due to an end of season collapse.

Boffins over at Football Web Pages have used the power of mathematics and algorithms to configure how the rest of this season's matches will play out – with dire consequences for the boys in blue.

As according to their calculations, not only will Chelsea miss out on the top four, but they will only just scrape qualification for Europe with a seventh place finish.

They predict Tuchel's side will pick up just six points from their final five matches as they also chase glory in the FA Cup and Champions League.

Supercomputer top four prediction

3rd – Leicester – 69 points (+25GD)

4th – Liverpool – 66 points (+23GD)

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5th – West Ham – 66 points (+15GD)

6th – Tottenham – 64 points (+23GD)

7th – Chelsea – 64 points (+20GD)

That spells good news for Liverpool however, who are tipped to claim the final Champions League berth behind Leicester in third.

There promises to be plenty of final day drama though if the supercomputer is correct, as Liverpool will only seal their passage on goal difference as West Ham are pipped at the post.

A late surge from Tottenham also sees them come back into the mix for the season finale, though they meet Leicester in their last fixture.

Chelsea also come up against the Foxes amid a tough run-in which sees them face relegation battling rivals Fulham, league leaders City, plus Arsenal and Aston Villa.

By contrast, Liverpool have the more favourable matches ahead of them, bar a trip to Old Trafford, while Spurs will also be confident of winning the majority of their remaining games.

West Ham could be the league's dark horses though, with fixtures against four teams in the bottom half and Everton left to play.

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