Like always, I am feeling confident about this season. Arsenal's players are starting to come into their own at the moment. Ljungberg looks like he wants to do away with last season, Senderos was the backbone of Switzerland, Lehmann played incredibly, and Toure was solid. Fabregas was fabulous vs. Tunisia, while van Persie was really the major spark of creativity in the Netherlands. Ashley Cole was back to his best, which made him cement his place as the most stand-out best player for his individual position compared to all other players at all other positions. And Henry, well, he's still scoring and supplying France. Based on all of this success in the World Cup, it would appear that some sort of trophy will be won by Arsenal this season. However, I am a bit concerned by Real's apparent willingness to buy our Spanish players, however, the fact that all of the presidential candidates have said to have lined up deals with Joaquin, Kaka, Robben, C. Ronaldo, Carrick, Reyes, and Fabregas makes me believe that these stories are simply basura. If the players continue to click and one more good central defender is brought in, who knows what will happen...
My dreams say 1) Arsenal 2) Spurs/Man U/Chelsea
However, I feel that Man U have the best chance of winning this year if everyone stays healthy
As for Chelsea winning for years to come, I feel that you are off the mark on that. The core of great players who have made the team successful (Gallas, Makalele, Robben, Drogba) all want out or are getting old. However, they are simply recruiting in a Galactico fashion. Ballack and Lampard play the same position, and I don't see either feasably on the bench, Sheva looks past his prime and really probably only has 1 or maybe 2 good years left, and while Obi-Mikel and Kalou maybe young and talented, there's still the task of satisfying the masses of top-class players with playing time while at the same time making the team gel. I can't help but think that they will be beatable this season.
God damn brewery!!!