There are a small group of sides battling away near the bottom of the Premier League table and Merson has offered his thoughts on how he sees things panning out.
Merson has argued that Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers are the teams he feels will definitely go down to the Championship.
It’s then a case of one from Aston Villa, Burnley, Leicester City and Hull City as to who he thinks will be joining those two teams looking ahead to next season.
Sunderland and Aston Villa appear to be the sides under most danger at the moment holding the two positions just above the bottom three.
Villa are facing a very difficult game against Manchester United when the domestic action returns while the Black Cats take on Newcastle United.
The international break has created a chance for all teams under pressure to have a breather before pushing on over their remaining games as they look to try and get themselves out of trouble.