FOOTBALL : Harry Redknapp expects Manchester United or Chelsea to be Barclays Premier League champions this season rather than Arsenal – and he believes there could also be a change to the traditional top four.
Harry Redknapp expects Manchester United or Chelsea to be Barclays Premier League champions this season rather than Arsenal – and he believes there could also be a change to the traditional top four.
Tottenham boss Redknapp is not writing off the chances of his club’s bitter rivals but feels United or Chelsea will be competing for the title.
“I think Arsenal are potential winners but personally I dont think they will win it, that’s only my opinion,” he said. “I’m not writing them off, they’ve got a good chance. But I think the winners will come from Chelsea or Manchester United.”
He added: “That’s how I see it personally, I’ve been wrong a million times before, I could well be wrong but I see those two.
“Chelsea are powerful, they are men, you just feel they have that power. I think they will take all the beating.”
While Chelsea have “men” in their ranks, Redknapp feels Arsenal’s inexperience is a weakness.
“I don’t think it’s a soft centre, I think it’s maybe a little bit of a lack of experience still,” he said. “They’re not an experienced team, it’s still a young team, a fantastic young team.
“But I just feel Chelsea and Man United, they have players who have been there and done it all and been the full course in the championship race and that’s where I think the winners will come from.
“And Liverpool, I’m not writing them off but I do fancy one of the two.”