Chris Sutton has a bleak outlook for Hull City.
Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton parade the 1994/95 Premier League title they won for Blackburn Rovers
Premier League champions Leicester City will be happy with a top six finish next season, says former title winner Chris Sutton.
The ex-Blackburn striker was speaking to BBC 5 Live's Monday Night Club (1/8), discussing their chances this upcoming season.
Sutton was vocal throughout last season in his belief Leicester would not win the title, and is adamant this year will be tougher for them.
Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater, Jamie Vardy and Robert Huth with the trophy on the bus during the parade
He said: "They proved me wrong. They'll want to finish top six. If they can finish sixth I think it'll be another remarkable season."
Leicester have largely kept last season's title winning squad together, with he exception of Ngolo Kante who left for Chelsea, but they have replaced him with Nampalys Mendy.
A new season will bring fresh challenges, with Champions League football to balance too. A top six finish would secure Leicester a Europa League spot for 2017/18, but really they should be aiming for a top four place despite the intense competition.
One team who Sutton has already written off are crisis club Hull City, who entered the week without a manager, after Steve Bruce quit last week.
Former Hull manager Steve Bruce
Sutton said: "Who would want to go there, they are down. Has a club ever come up with so much negativity around them? They've had it."
The situation at Hull may look bleak right now, but it should not be forgotten that Leicester were also written off roundly this time last season.
Nobody is predicting Hull can go on and emulate Leicester and win the title, but 17th place isn't impossible if they can find stability and get some signings in before the transfer window closes.
Hull City's Michael Dawson is sprayed with champagne as they celebrate winning promotion back to the Premier League