Jamie Redknapp thinks that Manchester United and Chelsea will finish in the Premier League top four this season.
Both clubs won on Saturday in what threatened to be a big day in the race for a place in the Champions League, with United seeing off Bournemouth 5-2 at Old Trafford and Chelsea cruising to a 3-0 win over Watford at Stamford Bridge.
However, wins for Leicester at home to Crystal Palace and Arsenal away at sixth-placed Wolves have also kept them in the hunt for spot behind champions Liverpool and likely runners-up Manchester City.
Leicester currently sit third on 58 points, ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea on 57 and then Manchester United on 55.
But Redknapp sees that order being reversed come the end of the season.
“Chelsea’s fixtures certainly look winnable. They’ve got two tricky fixtures – Liverpool away and then Wolves at home could be a big one as well,” the former Liverpool midfielder told Sky Sports.
” Manchester United have got dream fixtures up to Leicester City away. Leicester’s fixtures are difficult.
“If you could have anyone’s fixtures there you’d probably choose Manchester United’s right now.
“I think Manchester United [are in pole position], looking at those fixtures and with the form they’re in. You look at Mason Greenwood and the impact Bruno Fernandes has made at that club, it’s been phenomenal.
“I think it will be Manchester United, Chelsea and then Leicester.”
Should Leicester finish fifth then they could still play in the Champions League next season, depending on the results of Manchester City’s appeal against their two-year European ban.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport are set to deliver their verdict on that appeal on July 13.