This season (although only 4-5 games old) is already shaping up to be a close title race. We have yet to field what I would consider our first choice XI with any consistency. It would be nice to have Riccy and JT together. It would be nice to start Joe Cole and have the option of Sheva off of the bench. Ballack would add the depth in midfield that I'm not sure Sidwell will provide (I pass on judgement for the timebeing). Ferreira/Belletti's years are critical - having a solid RB would free up Essien to his most dangerous position. This should be the most exciting team we have produced and one that has the depth to win the title. Man Utd have a very good team when Rooney and Ronaldo are fit and will be (IMHO) our main rivals for the long haul this year but you can't fail to be impressed by the Scouse so far. Torres seems a handy buy and lets be honest they outmatched us at Anfield. Do they have the horses for a long challenge? I'm not so sure. Arsenal, post Henry, are dark horses. A young improving side who don't worry me this year but will undoubtedly be contenders for years (despite their choice of William "Me Me Me" Gallas as captain). Do you doubt we can/will win? Who do you see as the main rivals as the season progresses? Hopes for Europe?