Who is in pole position in the Premier League race for top 4?

The Premier League season is drawing ever closer with pre-season well under way for most teams, but it already looks like two, if not three, of the Champions League spaces could be awarded now. Let’s delve into what backs that claim up and also determine what side is favourite to capture the last spot.

At the front of the betting are Manchester City, who Pep Guardiola seems to improve every year. They’ve won two titles on the spin and with additions like the £62m Rodri arriving to support their one weakness – competition for Fernandinho – it would be a brave man the one who bets against them ahead of the new campaign. 

Their closest challenger last time out was Liverpool, who finished second with a record-breaking runner up tally and just the one defeat, but for many it felt lik...
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