Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has decided that the 2015-16 Premier League season has been reduced to a five-horse race, and naturally he has his club as one of the contenders for the title – but not Leicester City or Chelsea.
In an op-ed for the Sun, the four-time Golden Boot winner claimed that the five clubs really contending for the title this season are Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.
“Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool are all in with a shout,” Henry wrote.
The inclusion of Liverpool, interestingly enough, came prior to Liverpool’s key win over Swansea City that elevated them to the top six on the table.
Leicester City were snubbed from the list despite currently holding the No. 2 spot on the table. Though their exclusion from legitimate contention should come as no surprise – the last time the Foxes finished in the top two in the First Tier of English football was the 1928-29 season.
Chelsea were also snubbed with Henry explaining that the Blues won’t even have a chance of a top four finish unless all of the other big clubs falter down the stretch.
“Chelsea should not even be in the conversation. If they get back into the top four it will prove nothing more than how poorly the top teams are doing.”
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