The year ahead is set to be filled with unpredictable chapters and engaging narratives as a dramatic Premier League season comes to a close and we approach a Winter World Cup. 

As part of the latest episode of 888sport’s The Eye Test, the panel analysed which side is going to battle to the final position in the top four. 

Rory Jennings backed old Chelsea boss Antonio Conte to guide Tottenham to the spot, lauding the way he has maximised players’ potential and work rate since he has moved to North London. 

The panel agreed that history will repeat itself at Stamford Bridge and in spite of his success and adoration from the fans, Thomas Tuchel’s time will run out as Chelsea boss.

With the standard tenancy for a gaffer in the dugout at the current European Champions being 18 months to two years. 

Manchester United also came into focus for the 888sport crystal ball, as Steven McInerney detailed he believes a breakdown is on the horizon for Ralf Rangnick’s reign at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, Flex mapped out that he thinks Paul Pogba will remain in Manchester for the coming year, although he has only been something of a bit-part player for the club this season.

888sport – The Eye Test: The World Cup, the battle for top four and predicting the year ahead