Only 6 points cover the top five in the Premier League in what looks like being the most fiercely contested season in recent years .
Despite dropping to second position after a 1-1 draw at St James Park yesterday Chelsea remain favourites with virtually all bookmakers to lift this seasons Premier League title . Chelsea have taken only 7 points from their last six Premier League games and have certainly lost their early season swagger .
Unbeaten Manchester United appear to be improving as the season progresses and their 7-1 thrashing of Blackburn was most noticeable for the long awaited return to form of Wayne Rooney . United play Arsenal at home and Chelsea away in December but go into the month in a position they could not have hoped to be in a few weeks ago .
Ladbrokes offer top price Alex Ferguson's team at 15/8 whilst Victor Chandler have the best odds on Chelsea to retain the title at 13/8 .
Arsenal pulled off a superb win at Villa Park on Saturday and remain the most exciting team in the league on their day . Despite having lost four games already this season Arsenal are only two points off the top position and represent decent value at 9/2 on the basis that they will surely be harder to beat during the rest of the campaign .
Manchester City and Spurs are both six points adrift of the leaders but at best odds of 12/1 and 33/1 wouldn't you much rather back Spurs to spring a real suprise this season .
With so many shocks and goals galore in the Premier League this term it could well be one of the attack minded teams from North London who are holding the Premier League Trophy aloft in May next year .