Chelsea have been tipped to lift the Premier League come the end of the 2013/14 season, but can the Manchester clubs mount a successful challenge to stop Jose Mourinho's side in their tracks?
Chelsea are in pole position to be pushing for the title this season, with their young squad improving after playing together for a year. This, along with the return of Mourihno, can only mean a fiercer title challenge from the Blues.
The trio of Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar are unstoppable when on form and can strike fear into even the most resolute of defenders.
Manchester City will be bitterly disappointed they were not able to prevent rivals United from taking the title away from them.
The Citizens have acquired a high-calibre manger in Manuel Pellegrini, who should take at least a season to settle.
On top of this, they have also brought in a vast range of attacking talent in Jesus Navas, Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo.
Machester United will be going into their first Premier League season without Sir Alex Ferguson - this can only have a negative affect on the team.
That being said, David Moyes is another Scottish managerial genius but fighting for a Europa League spot with Everton is not the same as challenging for the title itself - a task that may be difficult for him to handle.
Manchester United have failed to bring in a big-money name as of yet, despite promises from the club, similar to Manchester City last season.
Tottenham will feel for the last two years they have been unlucky not to get a Champions League space - and they have been.
Despite gaining 4th place two years back and coming very close last year, they have a squad capable of reaching a Champions League semi-final place.
It will also be Andre Villas-Boas' second season in charge, meaning he will be better from the experience.
The main factor in Tottenham reaching 4th is if they manage to keep Gareth Bale, who Real Madrid have bid in the region of £85 million for. If they sell Bale they must invest the money straight back into replacing the lost talent.
Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger, have not been a convincing title-challenging team since the great 'Invincible' season of 2003/04.
This, coupled with them failing to win a trophy in eight years, despite numerous opportunities, will finally see Wenger come under more scrutiny than usual.
The long-term Arsenal manager could be entering his final season in charge of the Gunners. In terms of transfer acquisitions, the club promised they would go in for a big-name but have been unable to snare a high-profile signing as of yet, though they continue in their pursuit of Luis Suarez.
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