There's no shortage of opinionated supporters claiming that their team will be the ones lifting the Premier League trophy this season.
The usual suspects are all about; United, City, Arsenal, Chelsea- even Spurs have had their fair share of prophets predicting glory come the end of the campaign.
For me, this year will be a three-horse race. United, City and Chelsea will occupy the top three spaces, and it's the latter who will ultimately rule the roost.
That's not to say the north London sides aren't packed with quality, but the Blues harbour a few key elements that nudge them ahead of the opposition.
So here goes, five reasons why I believe Roman Abramovich will be a thoroughly happy man when everything is said and done this year....