“If they can keep a fit team they can go all the way this season. The fans are desperate to win not just an FA Cup but to go all the way in the league; they want to be going until the last week of the season. They need that and they’re craving for it but so are four or five other clubs.”

“It’s going to be hard for everyone. Last year was the time when Arsenal and Tottenham had the best chance of winning the league. They had the perfect storm. The other top teams all had a disaster in the first half of last season. That hasn’t happened this time. They’re all equipped and focused.”

“Every team has got something in their own way. City at the beginning blew teams away before stuttering a bit. Tottenham have been steady.”

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Arsenal are joint league leaders in the Premier League Getty Images

“Arsenal started out blasting then scraped a couple of results so they are there. Liverpool have been industrious and street-like and then you have Chelsea with a new system that Conte seems happy with. They look slick. Manchester United are trying to be involved but something is not there, something isn’t right.”

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