Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has predicted that both Arsenal and Liverpool will miss out on the Champions League qualification next season.
If this is the case, this will be the first time since the arrival of Arsene Wenger that the Gunners will not be participating in the Champions League.
In his opinion, it will be Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs that will qualify for the Champions League. He believes that Arsenal and Liverpool are too inconsistent at the moment to make it in the top four.
Rio Ferdinand said that Chelsea has been magnificent since the start of the season and that there is no doubt that they will be Champion at the end of the season. However, he is not so sure on the ranking of the teams that will be below them.
At the moment Tottenham Hotspurs seem to be the team that is in form, and he believes that the ranking will be determined by the results in the direct games opposing the teams.
Ferdinand said that there are still some big games that need to be played and this can have a significant impact on the table at the end of the season.
However, he does not see Arsenal and Liverpool break into the top four. He said that Arsenal is in shambles at the moment and that there is no sign that things will change soon while Liverpool seems to be quite inconsistent at the moment.
Rio Ferdinand believes that Manchester United is far more consistent at the moment and that they will be able to win enough games to make it into the top four. He believes that Mourinho has made a good job at Old Trafford and that the team is now harder to beat.