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Prem Forecaster: United won't finish top four, City faces must-win vs. CFC

Manchester United faces an uphill climb to finish in the top four and secure a Champions League spot.
Manchester United faces an uphill climb to finish in the top four and secure a Champions League spot.

Welcome to the second edition of Insider's Premier League Forecaster, an end-of-season table projection fueled by ESPN's Soccer Power Index (SPI), a regression-based algorithm designed to predict soccer matches. SPI simulates the remainder of the season 10,000 times, using the odds of each projected match, with the end result presented in the table below.

If you missed the inaugural version two weeks ago, click here for a primer and the previous table. (Note: The previous table forecast was incorrect due to a projection error. Chelsea, not Manchester City, should have been the projected favorite to win the league leading up to matches Jan. 10.)

With a lull in Premier League action last week due to FA Cup and Capital One Cup matches, in this edition we break down table risers and fallers over the past few weeks and preview what promises to be one of the most important matches of the season: Chelsea versus Manchester City on Saturday.

Here's a look at the latest forecast for all 20 Prem teams, along with breakdowns of the title, Champions League and relegation battles.  

Latest table projection

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 By PA Sport

Aston Villa chief executive targets top five position by 2020

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph was pleased to extend his contract with Villa.

Chief executive Tom Fox believes Aston Villa can close the gap on the Premier League's leading clubs, but has warned their rise will take time.

Villa issued a statement of intent over the weekend after tying England midfielder Fabian Delph to a new four-and-a-half year deal.

They have battled relegation for the past three seasons and American owner Randy Lerner, who has scaled back his investment, put the club on the market last year.

Fox, a former chief commercial officer at Arsenal, is keen to...

 By PA Sport

Aston Villa's Fabian Delph says he never would have left on free transfer

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph was pleased to extend his contract with Villa.

Fabian Delph has revealed he would never have left Aston Villa on a free transfer and values loyalty over money.

The midfielder has signed a new four-and-a-half year deal at the club and insisted he always saw his future at Villa.

Delph suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in 2010 but has since become an England international, making his debut against Norway last year.

And he insisted he wanted to pay back both the club and chairman Randy Lerner for their support and would not have been tempted...

By ESPN Staff
1 day ago

Delph 'buzzing' after new Villa deal

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph was pleased to extend his contract with Villa.

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Kevin Hughes Aston Villa  By Kevin Hughes

Fabian Delph's new Villa deal one of their best wins of the season

Fabian Delph has pledged his future to Aston Villa until 2019 by signing a new deal at the club.

There were two victories for Villa on Sunday. On the field, Carles Gil's stunning strike -- one of the finest goals seen at Villa Park for many seasons -- helped the side past Bournemouth, and before that, news of Fabian Delph's contract extension was universally celebrated.

As a club, Villa haven't played the PR game well enough of late, but the club managed the Delph deal superbly. Before kickoff it was revealed that "exciting player news" would be relayed via the screens in the stadium at 2.50pm....