The English Premier League is now less than a month away from kick-off.
Joy, joy joy.
I am an ardent follower of the league and it's ongoings and despite the lull in action I am still on it's case big time.
By that, I mean that I have been following the transfer window and what the major clubs have been doing as concerns transfers and squad strengthening.
With kick-off close to, I will look at what the potential candidates for the title have achieved thus far and rate them.
Same old City
Manchester is unsurprisingly on the top of my list considering the manner in which the two teams from the city performed in the past season.
The champions Man City are still the same old outfit, having made no major additions to their squad.
As we know, they have been usurped by Chelsea in their bid to sign Belgian star Eden Hazard and have now switched focus to signing Arsenal's Robin van Persie.
whether they do so, they are still strong, especially going forward and will only get better, with another season to gel.
They are still a strong bet for the title, whether they add new players or not.
As for their neighbours United, well, they can only be described as younger.
They have added promising players in Nick Powell and Shinji Kagawa and have been strongly linked with Brazilian Starlet Lucas Moura.
Manager Sir Alex Ferguson has decided to go young and with his mind also set on the aforementioned Van Persie, they will also be strong bets for the title.
However, my feeling is that they will struggle to get the talent that will help them close the gap on the European leaders Barcelona and Real Madrid, which Fergusson's main aim.
As for the title, well you never count out United, do you?
In limbo Arsenal
Having finished third last season, the Arsenal would have been forgiven for celebrating too much, considering the toxy-turvy nature of their season.
Now though reality has struck, as they again play catch-up to their rivals in the transfer front.
Despite adding Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, they have again been blighted by the desire of a top player to leave, with this time Robin van Persie on the spotlight.
To lose the Duthman would be a blow, more so to their main rivals.
They badly need a creative force to compete, but if they do lose their talisman Van persie, I will consider them out of the title race.
Wrong choice Chelsea
Champions League and FA cup winners Chelsea are the other team I consider worth my time.
So far, it has ben impressive for the blues, as they have added some top names to their squad, with Eden Hazard, Marko Marin and Brazilian Oscar set to don blue next term.
The three, together with Fernando Torres' improved form are reasons to celebrate.. but.. but.
The appointment of Roberto Di Matteo as Manager, I feel will kill their EPL title hopes.
Granted, he led them to double success last season, but is he a championship winnng manager? Not even close.
So with a month to go in the transfer window, lots can change, but if the league were to start today, then I would have Man U for the title, City second, Arsenal third and Chelsea fourth.
I stand to be corrected.