Graeme Souness has backed Manchester City and Manchester United to close the gap on Liverpool this season.
The Sky Sports pundit believes last season’s champions remain favourites for the title this season.
But he does not think the Premier League will be won in such ease this time around, backing City to challenge more closely for the title.
The legendary former player and manager does not feel last season’s top four will change at all, pointing to Chelsea’s big summer of spending as a reason why the likes of Arsenal will be unable to make the Champions League qualifying spots.
“As it stands, Liverpool are the favourites for the title, but I don’t see them running away with it again,” Souness wrote in his column for the Sunday Times.
“I expect a bigger challenge, though, from United and Chelsea this time.
“Chelsea have signed well, but let’s see how quickly Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz settle in.
“Beyond that, I don’t see a title challenger.
“People are making noises about Arsenal, but I don’t see them being strong enough.
“If you’re asking me now, that’s my top four for next May: Liverpool, City, United and Chelsea.”