Rio Ferdinand predictions on table

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. (more…)

Rio Ferdinand says that he still has a lot of admiration for John Terry

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says that he still has a lot of admiration for John Terry as a footballer, but he still refuses to forget the racist incident involving Terry and his younger brother Anton Ferdinand.

The Chelsea captain has been in stupendous form this season and has helped the blues lift a fourth Premier league title. He joins Roy Keane as only the second captain in the Premier League history to have won four titles while captaining the team. Ferdinand enjoyed a short stint as the Manchester United captain but he was not as successful as Terry.

Speaking after the West London outfit sealed the title with a win over Crystal Palace, Ferdinand said that Terry continues to remain a force in the Premier League despite concerns about his age. Many thought that Terry was finished as a player a few years ago when he rarely featured in the first-team under the management of Rafa Benitez. While last season was a good one, this season appears to be one of the best in Terry’s long playing career. Ferdinand reckons that Terry’s decision to retire from international football undoubtedly has helped the club reap huge benefits from his quality being extended. (more…)