The English Premier League is up and running 0

The brand new EPL season is off and running and the title is up for grabs with multiple teams having the potential to win it all. The king Sir Alex Ferguson has abdicated his throne, retiring from Manchester United on the backs of his final league championship. His departure from the game leaves a huge void waiting to be filled. His replacement David Moyes has a huge task on his hands, replacing a legend and retaining the title, will be a difficult, if not an almost impossible task.

Robin van Persie and Manchester United celebrate last years English Premier League Title

Robin van Persie and Manchester United celebrate last years English Premier League Title

The new season marks the introduction of the much heralded Manuel Pellegrini, to the English game, as he takes over the reigns at Manchester City. City have again spent lavishly and go into the year with the best squad on paper and will be aiming to lift the title.

The new season also marks the return to Chelsea of the self dubbed “Special One” Jose Mourinho. Mourinho is back in the comfy confines of Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge home, after a less than pleasant experience at Real Madrid. Mourinho will be looking to replicate the glory of his earlier stint in charge, but things could be a lot different this time around as he inherits a squad vastly different from the one that he left. The squad is now filled with a lot more established flair players and it will be interesting to see if he is able to mold them into playing Mourinho ball.

The North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham round out the teams with potential to win it all. Spurs were pipped to the the final Champions league spot last year by Arsenal, after being in pole position for most of the year and will look to improve their fortunes. Manager Andre Villas Boas has brought in several key acquisitions but keeping Gareth Bale, who has been mixed up in transfer speculation will be a huge achievement. For Arsenal, it seems to be business as usual. No new players have been brought in with Arsene Wenger choosing to go with what he has, but that may change after the opening day loss. .

The first weekend is over and all the top sides won except for Arsenal. The two Manchester sides, City and United, both picked up goods wins. While in London the Special Jose Mourinho had Chelsea firing in all cylinders as they cruised to a win. Spurs rounded out the win list good win over a stubborn newly promoted Crystal Palace. A great start for the front runners.