The Premier League top six
The Premier League top six has been pretty much the same set of teams for some time now.
This past season would see Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United, in that order, finish as the top six sides.
These are the six clubs whom we have become accustomed to seeing in the English European places season after season.
The only exception to the rule in recent years was Leicester City, when the Foxes shockingly won the Premier League title in 2016.
Redknapp’s top six prediction
However, if Harry Redknapp’s prediction is anything to go by, then we may see another change to the top six next season.
Redknapp points to both Arsenal and Manchester United as teams who could drop down the table.
The former Tottenham boss also mentions how Everton and West Ham United could be closer to the top of the table next season:
“I think next season we might see one of the big six dropping out.
“I’m not sure how strong Arsenal are defensively and, unless they bring some players in, I don’t see where they’re going to be next year,
“I honestly think Manchester United are the same.
“[Aaron] Wan-Bissaka has a big future, but I think they need four, five, maybe even six players. I think they’re miles away.
“Man United need to bring in good players to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the chance to be successful and, looking at it at the moment, I wouldn’t see them making the top four.
“They need to restructure that team. There’s an awful lot of work that needs to be done there to get them challenging for the title again.
“Someone might creep into that top six next year, it would make a good change, wouldn’t it?
“I think maybe Everton, they finished strongly last year, and West Ham will be closer this year. West Ham have made a couple of good signings and they could be a team that could certainly get closer.” As quoted by Goal.
It would be Wolves who finished closest to the top six this past campaign. The newly-promoted side ended the season nine points behind Man United.