Last updated : 18 August 2004 By editor

"You've got three teams looking to win the championship - Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

"Unfortunately for United at the moment, they have got injuries to two key players, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Louis Saha and, of course, Rio Ferdinand will be coming back next month.

"That's a good part of your team so, although they don't look as though they've got a strong squad, they've got experienced players to come back in. And, at the end of the season, they will be there or thereabouts."