After Monday night's awful draw between Manchester United and Arsenal, Roy Keane was asked which of the two teams he had seen would finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League.
His response was blunt: 'On tonight's performance – none of them. United have to invest but on tonight's performance, it would be West Ham and Leicester to break in.'
It seems as though there are two places left, with Liverpool and Manchester City almost guaranteed to finish in the top two, and Spurs, Chelsea, United, Arsenal competing for the others.
Sportsmail has taken a look at those sides — and surprise packages Leicester and West Ham — and who has the best hope of a place at Europe's top table next season.
Manchester United and Arsenal played out a draw on Monday evening at Old Trafford
After the game, Roy Keane doubted both side's credentials for a place in the top four
It was not a vintage performance from Arsenal at Old Trafford on Monday night but after earning a draw, they somehow find themselves in the top four after seven games of the season.
It would be fair to say that Unai Emery's side have not exactly impressed with their performances at any stage this campaign. Yet they are slowly but surely picking up points and have faced three tough tests — Liverpool, Spurs and United — already this season.
They now have a friendly run of fixtures, not facing another 'big six' team until mid-December, and could outline their credentials for a top four finish in that time.
Their real challenge this season is to take advantage of their dynamic forward players while making up for a weak defence. David Luiz and Sokratis are not going to set any tongues wagging at the back, although Emery might be eyeing the return of Rob Holding as a difference maker.
With Alexandre Lacazette to come back, Bukayo Saka impressing, Nicolas Pepe still to hit form, Dani Ceballos looking good and others in the mix, Emery might just have the forward players to make up for his defensive issues.
Likelihood rating: 6/10Tottenham Hotspur
For a team that have seemed in crisis since the first whistle of the first game of the season, Spurs are actually looking in fairly good shape after seven games.
Yes, there have been surprise defeats — not least the home loss to Newcastle — but they came through a tough test on Saturday against Southampton despite going down to ten men and Hugo Lloris deciding to hand the Saints a goal.
The real test for Mauricio Pochettino is managing those players who thought they would leave in the summer and getting them to play. The likes of Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen all wanted out. Sometimes, though, a leaver doesn't get the deal they want and has to remain.
Christian Eriksen wanted to leave Spurs this summer but needs to perform now he has stayed
This weekend hinted at the fact that he has got them all back onside. They all started and all impressed in moments.
What was also of note was just how well Tanguy Ndombele played, with probably his best display since his big summer move. He could be a serious asset.
Add the goals of a fit-again Harry Kane into the mix and there's no reason why Spurs can't be right in the conversation come May.
Likelihood rating: 6.5/10
Harry Kane's ability in front of goals means Spurs will always have a shot at the top end
When Frank Lampard left Old Trafford on the opening day, he must have been worried about the size of the task at hand. He's managed to acquit himself well and that 4-0 defeat now feels like a lifetime ago.
It did take until Saturday for him to secure his