Chelsea and Manchester United have combined for the last six EPL titles. Blackburn Rovers (1994-95) are the only team not named Chelsea, Man U or Arsenal to hold a championship since the creation of the Premiership in 1992. Is this the year somebody finally breaks through to knock one of the top spenders off the pedestal?
Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and Chelsea are out to defend their 2009-10 crown. Wayne Rooney's Man U are obvious favorites and a healthy Arsenal squad could make noise as well.
From the chase pack, Tottenham Hotspur moved to the forefront last season by knocking off Liverpool for the final Champion's League qualifying spot. Club partners of the San Jose Earthquakes, Spurs are poised to prove they are one of the EPL's elite yet again.
Manchester City have spent like contenders and should find themselves near the top. Will signings David Silva and Yaya Touré put City over the top?
The EPL kicks off on Saturday, August 14. Catch the action in the morning and then get to Buck Shaw Stadium in the evening as the Quakes host the Kansas City Wizards at 7 p.m. (BUY TICKETS)
English Premier League Week 1 Schedule
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City - 4:45 a.m. PT
Aston Villa vs. West Ham United - 7 a.m. PT
Blackburn Rovers vs. Everton - 7 a.m. PT
Bolton Wanderers vs. Fulham - 7 a.m. PT
Sunderland vs. Birmingham - 7 a.m. PT
Wigan Athletic vs. Blackpool - 7 a.m. PT
Wolverhampton vs. Stoke City - 7 a.m. PT
Chelsea vs. West Bromwich Albion - 7 a.m. PT
Sunday - Liverpool vs. Arsenal - 8 a.m. PT