The former England international believes that Chelsea will win the Premier League title this coming season.
Manchester City and Manchester United will end up second and third respectively in the league table during the 2016-17 campaign, according to Merson.
Explaining his prediction that Chelsea will win the title this coming season, the 48-year-old wrote on Skysports.com: “I'm going for Chelsea (1) to be champions on the strength of the manager, Antonio Conte, and Eden Hazard.
“The Belgium international had a terrible campaign last season, but could still be the best player in the league. If he gets going again then the Blues could sneak their way to the top.”
Regarding his predictions about Liverpool and Tottenham, Merson wrote: “It wouldn't surprise me if Liverpool (5) finish in the top four and Tottenham (6) won't be far off either because they already have a team while everybody else has had to buy a team.”
However, Merson has claimed that he would not be shocked if Tottenham won the Premier League title this coming season.
“The top six could be in any order,” the 48-year-old wrote on Skysports.com. “I wouldn't be shocked if Man City came sixth and Tottenham won the league!
“I'm not saying that because of what Leicester did last year, I'm saying that because I don't think there's much between these teams.”
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The 2016-17 Premier League title race promises to be one of the most unpredictable and exciting in recent years.
United and City should start the campaign as the top two favourites, but Chelsea and Arsenal will challenge the Manchester duo.
As for Liverpool and Tottenham, they probably have to aim for a Champions League spot, although Spurs will fancy their chances of winning the league title.