It seems like the sort of cliche which is rolled out on a yearly basis these days.
But we genuinely believe that this is going to be one of the tightest title races ever.
In practice, teams drop off in the last 6 to 8 games of the season, to leave one club in pole position.
But with Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester city, Arsenal and Chelsea all looking so strong this season we feel that, at the very least, two clubs will be vying for the trophy in the last couple of weeks of the campaign.
So with less than a fortnight to go before the season kicks off, here’s how we think it will pan out:
They may not be the favourites and many believe that the empire is crumbling but we feel that Manchester United are destined for the title this season.
There’s a completely different feel about the place since Louis van Gaal took the reins at Manchester United. The hunger is there, the squad still has real quality and there’s a collective anger about last season which will catapult them to the top.
Manchester City remain an absolutely top notch side. Perhaps they lacked a little bit of experience in Europe last season but we think they might go all the way in The Champions League this time around. As for the league, it will be close but no cigar.
Another team who was strengthened considerably over the summer months and Chelsea may well invest again.
Like Louis van Gaal at Manchester United, Chelsea’s star man is arguably their manager.
And he will drive them to a highly competitive finish in domestic and European matters but he may struggle to win either of the big two competitions. Third place for Chelsea in the league.
There is a hair’s breadth between Liverpool and Arsenal for that fourth spot. But we think that Liverpool, despite losing Luis Suarez, have the dynamism required to see them over the line.
This leaves Arsenal as the fifth-placed side in our prediction. They too have seriously strengthened this summer but unless they bring in a really world-class holding midfielder then we feel that they will once more come unstuck against the big boys.