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Darren Bent predicts Chelsea to finish above Liverpool


Darren Bent predicts Chelsea to finish above Liverpool

Bent backs Chelsea to finish second behind Man City

Darren Bent believes Chelsea are capable of finishing above Liverpool in the Premier League after their summer spending.

The Blues have already spent £200m on the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz.

They are likely to continue the spending spree with West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice and a new goalkeeper still on their radar.

Speaking on TalkSPORT, Bent said that Manchester City are likely to win the Premier League title next term ahead of Jurgen Klopp's side.

He added that the Blues will probably finish ahead of the reigning champions, who have failed to strengthen their squad this summer.

"Manchester City I think they will strengthen again, so I think they are the best team," The ex-Spurs striker told talkSPORT.

"I think Chelsea with all the players they’ve brought in they’re just going to find a way of getting it done, they’ll finish second.

"Liverpool haven’t strengthened enough and their players look knackered to me from what I’ve seen so far, they’ll finish third."

The Blues are currently in negotiations to sign a new goalkeeper and they have identified Rennes' Edouard Mendy as the prime transfer target.

An opening bid worth £15m was turned down by the French outfit and reports claim that it would cost them at least twice the figure to sign him.