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Premier League silly season: Chris Sutton and Micah Richards join our team for predictions and more

Is it 2015-16 all over again? Can Leicester win the league?

CHRIS SUTTON: In this strangest of strange seasons, it wouldn’t be as big a surprise if someone other than Liverpool or Manchester City were crowned champions.

If that was to be Leicester, it wouldn’t be a 5,000-1 shock. Maybe not even 50-1. Can Leicester win the title? Of course they can. Chelsea can, too. But will they? No.

Chris Sutton thinks it would be much less of a shock if Leicester were champions this time out

I backed City in my pre-season predictions. I’ll stick with that for now.

MICAH RICHARDS: No, I don’t believe there will be another fairy tale.

I’m not being disrespectful to Leicester – an outstanding side – but the title will be a shootout between Liverpool, City and Spurs.

Leicester would have issues if they lost Jamie Vardy for any length of time, but if he stays fit I can see them finishing in the top four.

Micah Richards believes the impressive Foxes will finish in the Premier League top four places

Micah Richards believes the impressive Foxes will finish in the Premier League top four places

IAN HERBERT: I think they can. The cards are falling in their favour. Liverpool are vulnerable in defence without Virgil van Dijk, who underpins their entire philosophy. 

Manchester City are…