Arsenal, Man City, Leicester, Spurs or even Man Utd? Soccer Saturday pundits pick their champions
By Tim Clement
Last Updated: 21/01/16 7:42am
With just one point separating the top three after 22 games, we asked the Soccer Saturday pundits to predict who will win the Premier League.
Arsenal face a tough test at home to Chelsea live on Sky Sports on Sunday. They could be knocked off the summit by the time they kick off, with Manchester City facing West Ham on Saturday Night Football, following Leicester City's home game with Stoke.
But who will be on top come May? Could Tottenham or Manchester United get into the mix? We asked Sky Sports quartet Phil Thompson, Paul Merson, Charlie Nicholas and Matt Le Tissier for their verdict...
Phil Thompson says: At this moment, I've got Arsenal to win the league because they're slightly more consistent than Man City.
They have proved that they can keep racking up the points without their star players, while City look short without Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Vincent Kompany. Alexis Sanchez's injury could prove a blessing as well as he's finally getting a rest.
I could not believe Louis van Gaal suggested that Manchester United could win the title after Sunday's fortuitous win. They've got no chance.
Paul Merson says: I think it was a bad week for Arsenal. They looked very vulnerable at Liverpool and then dropped more points at Stoke.
I can't see Leicester winning it now either. It was a bad weekend for them and another penalty miss comes down to the pressure of the position they're in. At the start of the season, Riyad Mahrez slots that in the bottom corner.
I've changed my mind about 18 times now but it's a really tough one to call and I'm siding with City at the moment.
Charlie Nicholas says: Unsurprisingly, I'm sticking with my pre-season prediction. Petr Cech is the key signing and earned another result at Stoke.
When it comes to big matches, he will win the points with his courage, bottle and know-how. He has already paid back his transfer fee and will be the difference come the end of the season.
Matt Le Tissier says: As things stand, I'm backing Manchester City to win the title because Silva and Aguero are showing signs of regaining their form. At the top of their game, they are the best attacking pairing in the Premier League.
However, if Kompany is out long-term, then that gives Arsenal a chance, but I think City are a better side on their day.