The wait is almost over, with less than two weeks to go before the kick off of the new Premiership season, fans are reaching fever pitch. The transfer activity between clubs in the English Premier League has been nothing short of breathtaking with 87 new arrivals and many more departures with still just under a month left to go. Every club has strengthened with some more than others like Newcastle, Swansea, West Brom, Liverpool, Hull and West Ham leading the pack with six signings so far. Liverpool are looking to build on last years success with another title run but with Luis Suarez departing, will the players they have brought in to replace him be able to make up for his loss? Champions Manchester City have been surprisingly quiet so far, only signing three players – Bacary Sagna, Fernando and Wily Caballero arriving at the Etihad Stadium. City rivals Manchester United will be hoping for a better start to the season than last year under new head coach Louis Van Gaal. He has strengthen so far in areas he saw as key weaknesses but expect others to arrive before the window shuts. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been on a Spanish shopping spree bringing in three players from La Liga (Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Filipe Luis) whilst the iconic Didier Drogba returned to the club much to the delight of the fans. London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham have been busy too with summer arrivals like Alexis Sanchez and Ben Davies adding options to their respective squads. Surprisingly in the south of the city, wheeler dealer Harry Redknapp has been the quietest of all the managers only bringing in two players so far to strengthen his backline. Survival will be tough but in Harry they have a manager who knows how to do just that. Fellow new boys Leicester and Burley will do their best to remain in the league but again the face an uphill challenge.
But away the relegation battle, the question turns to who will actually win the league next season. Chelsea look to be best placed with Costa adding the firepower to Mourinho’s side that it lacked last year. Liverpool will compete but questions over the new signings and how long it will take them to gel together still exist with Tottenham facing the same problem. Arsenal will be there at the end but will yet another year slip through Wenger’s grasp like in the previous ten years. And what about the pair from Manchester – will it be same again for City as they look to dominate the league for the foreseeable future or will the balance swing back towards the red side of Manchester under Van Gaal’s rein? Its your time to tell us what you think will happen in this months poll – Who will win this years EPL title?