Jamie Carragher has changed his prediction from earlier in the season on where Chelsea will finish this year in the Premier League. 

Carragher predicted Thomas Tuchel’s Blues to finish second in the 2021/22 season during Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football on 23 August. He tipped the top four to finish in the order of Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, then Manchester United. 

However, the pundit has now changed his mind.

Carragher has issued an updated prediction seven games into the new league campaign. He stands by the guess that Man City will be eventual champions. But, he’s changed Chelsea’s overall finish from second to third behind Liverpool. Man United remain fourth, though. 

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Most exciting title race in years?

Man City stormed to the league crown last year. Similarly, Liverpool did the same the season before.

WAYNE ROONEY TO EVERTON IS A JOKE.

There was a fascinating battle between Man City and Liverpool in the 2018/19 season, but it’s been years since there have been a several genuine title contenders. 

It feels like any of the top teams are capable of beating each other on their day.

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Can Chelsea open up cushion at the top?

Chelsea lead the way right now at the top of the division, but that’s not stopped Carragher dropping them down to third in his prediction. 

There are two points separating first to sixth right now in a congested table, but it’s no coincidence that the most likely contenders are at the top during this early stage.

For Chelsea, they’ve overcome a really difficult start to the campaign fairly unscathed. 

They are top of the pile despite a loss to Man City and should be able to kick on after the international break.

Tuchel’s side must be targeting maximum points in their next league fixtures against Brentford (away), Norwich City (home), Newcastle United (away) and Burnley (home). 

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