Usually there is a team, maybe two who really gets stuck in the relegation battle, against all expectations. For example, Ipswich went down with ease, despite finishing 4th or 5th the previous season. My candidates are: Villa: They look a bit shaky in defence, quite ineffective in attack, and tactically suspect. Allback has to perform to his CM pedigree, and Vassell has to continue to perform as well as he did mid to late last season. Otherwise it could be a long, difficult season. Man City: All these new players have to click and perform, otherwise they may look like a group of individuals rather than a team. An example of this would be Boro during the Juninho/Emerson/Ravanelli period. KK also has a suspect temprament, and if they struggle, and they need to get a result in a derby............. Alternately, they may all fit together well, and storm the league. You can't tell, but I just have this feeling........ Fulham: For all their big money signings, they were a fancy team with no cutting edge up front and little bite. More foreigners with a pretty good reputation have come in (e.g. Djetou), but they may not settle in. Seemingly another group of individuals, rather than a team.