Premier League: Rio Ferdinand tips Man United to finish above Chelsea this season

Premier League: Rio Ferdinand tips Man United to finish above Chelsea this season

- Chelsea will be keen to finish on a high this season following their busy transfer window

- The Blues have added a number of players to their squad in a spending spree amounting to £200m

- However, Rio does not see the west London club finishing above Man United this season

- The ex-defender further tipped Man City to beat Liverpool to the Premier League title

Rio Ferdinand has backed both Man United and Chelsea to finish among the top four teams this season.

Unlike United, Chelsea have had a relatively busy window, with Frank Lampard adding a number of new players within his ranks.

Premier League: Rio Ferdinand tips Man United to finish above Chelsea this season
Chelsea will be keen to finish on a high this season following their busy transfer window. Photo: Getty Images.
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Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech headline a list of players who recently completed a move to Stamford Bridge.

But despite the new arrivals, Ferdinand have Chelsea no chance of finishing above the Red Devils, tipping his former side to seal a third-place finish like they did last season.

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The former England international believes Man City will topple Liverpool as league champions, with the Reds finishing second.

Premier League: Rio Ferdinand tips Man United to finish above Chelsea this season
Rio Ferdinand has backed Man United to finish above Chelsea this season. Photo: Getty Images.
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"I’m going Man City, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea," Rio told Five YouTube channel.

In his assessment, the legendary defender predicted Arsenal and Tottenham will finish outside the top four.

The Gunners are yet to make an appearance in the Champions League for four consecutive seasons, missing out on a place last term after an eighth-place finish.

The side kicked off their 2020/21 campaign on a winning note following their 3-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage.

They will be hoping to keep the momentum under the tutelage of Mikel Arteta in the Spaniard's first full season as manager.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Premier League side Chelsea are reportedly considering sending out strong defender Fikayo Tomori on loan this summer to topflight rivals Everton.

After their failure to finish among the top four teams at the end of the 2019/20 Premier League season, Everton coach Ancelotti is preparing to bolster his defence.

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And according to the report on Telegraph, Everton chiefs have identified Fikayo Tomori as a good defender who will be a perfect addition to their team.

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