Time for my annual speculation, in the form of a table with added notes
1. Man C 
2. Man U 
3. Chelsea 
4. Arsenal 
5. Spurs 
13. QPR 
 I think they will be significantly strengthened by last season's success.
 I hope SAF retires soon.
 Chelsea's season could go completely pear-shaped, seeing RDM sacked before Christmas. I hope not (obviously) - and this is what happens if all the purchased creativity clicks with Torres. I can't see them winning the title itself - too few strikers (why don't they buy Berbatov?), Mikel is not a strong enough DM.
 Just because Arsenal seem to have lost the habit of winning. I see a big gap between the top four and the next four contenders.
 I don't think AVB is good enough, yet - in a few years, if he's still at Spurs, I think he'll fulfil his promise.
 Not much to choose, as always, between the next several teams. I think Hughes will make QPR the best of this bunch, but not more than that (not this season). Haven't really got a clue who will go down - but hope it isn't WHam.