(Last season`s finishing position in brackets)
MANCHESTER UNITED (1st)
Anderson, Nani and Owen Hargreaves have all arrived at Old Trafford while Carlos Tevez looks likely to join them. Kieran Richardson has gone to Sunderland while Gabriel Heinze could also be on his way. The arrivals join an already high-quality squad that Alex Ferguson, and the bookmakers, believe is good enough to retain the title.
Left: Manchester United`s players celebrate a penalty shoot out against Chelsea during the FA Community Shield soccer match. AP images