Premier League 2010/11 preview: Could Arsenal signing make an impact?
After a memorable World Cup in South Africa, attentions turn to domestic football action with the Premier League starting in earnest on August 14.
With Chelsea the current holders, but not expected to be splashing the cash after owner Roman Abramovich tightened the reins at Stamford Bridge, the onus will be on Manchester United to try and win back the trophy they held from 2007 until this May.
With Roy Hodgson taking over at Liverpool, it’s expected that the Anfield club will be a lot more stable in the 2010/2011 campaign.
However, after a disastrous 7th placed finish last season and stars Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard and Javier Mascherano the subject of increasing transfer speculation, a title challenge looks a step too far.
Free-spending Man City could be the team to crack the elusive top four after coming so close but losing out to Tottenham Hotspur in the race for the Champions League.
The ongoing saga with Arsenal trying to keep hold of captain Cesc Fabregas is set to rumble on, as Barcelona look to capture the signature of the World Cup winner.
His current team-mate Marouane Chamakh, who arrived from Bordeaux earlier in the summer is valued at an outside 33/1 with bookmaker Paddy Power to score the most Premier League goals in 2010/11
Odds correct at time of writing and are subject to change