Despite the sweeping changes made by Chelsea and the impressive result they have achieved recently, the Stamford Bridge landlords will finish outside the top four this season.
Manchester United will finish second in the Premier League this season according to a supercomputer.
Just as the business end of the season got going, the Red Devils suffered a sharp dip in form.
As well as last month’s loss at the hands of basement boys Sheffield United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Co slipped to a 1-1 draw with relegation-battling West Brom on Sunday.
United have also drawn 3-3 with Everton and 0-0 with Arsenal in recent weeks.
But a supercomputer has still predicted Man Utd will finish second this season – their joint-best effort since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
According to FiveThirtyEight, United have just a one percent chance of winning the Premier League, such is the dominance of rivals Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s side have a staggering 98 per cent chance of clinching the title, says the number-crunching computer and are set to win the league by a comfortable 18 points.
But United will still play second fiddle ahead of Liverpool and Leicester.
The Reds are already on the brink of conceding their Premier League title, with Jurgen Klopp even admitting it’s over.
But they’ll be relieved to snatch a top-four spot, with the supercomputer giving them a 70 per cent chance of qualifying for next-season’s Champions League.
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Leicester are tipped to finish fourth, meaning Chelsea – who replaced Frank Lampard with Thomas Tuchel in January – are expected to finish OUTSIDE of the top-four.
The Blues are expected to finish fifth by the supercomputer – one point below Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes.
West Ham are tipped to finish sixth, ahead of Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham – while Everton and Arsenal are set to end up in ninth and tenth respectively.