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It's Jose Mourinho and Chelsea's chance to wrestle title from Manchester City

Chelsea appear to be the club most likely to challenge the holders as nine months of madness get under way

Mourinho has become visibly exasperated during pre-season

Jose Mourinho taking the pragmatic approach to choosing between Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois in the Chelsea goal

Mourinho said he will try to "stimulate" whoever ends up No 2

Romelu Lukaku has the advantage of being on loan at Everton last season so knows the club well

No pressure on £29m Romelu Lukaku as he returns to Everton, says manager Roberto Martinez

The Belgium striker spent last season on loan at Goodison Park

Louis van Gaal waves to the Old Trafford faithful

Paul Scholes: Why Manchester United won't win the Premier League title

Louis van Gaal has restored the fear factor but the club needed to buy more players

Luis Suarez arrives at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to argue his case over his four-month ban

Luis Suarez comment: Barcelona must not indulge striker if they want him to learn from mistakes

The former Liverpool striker is now allowed to train with his new team-mates, however he must still wait for his competitive debut

Richard Scudamore is cornered during the official Premier League season launch at Capital City Academy in London on Wednesday

Countdown to the Premier League: League rides out problems on rising numbers

Chief executive Scudamore points to soaring popularity after email scandal and World Cup woe

Richard Scudamore says he won't miss Luis Suarez

Richard Scudamore: Premier League is better off without Luis Suarez

Premier League chief executive said 'you can't keep defending the indefensible'

John O’Shea, Phil Jagielka, Vincent Kompany and Wes Morgan at the Premier League season launch

Vincent Kompany advises young English talent to go abroad

Manchester City captain signed a new contract on Wednesday

Marcos Rojo at the World Cup

Manchester United transfer news: £15m offer made for Marcos Rojo, but no interest in Juan Cuadrado

Sporting Lisbon defender keen on transfer as United rule out move for Colombia winger

Howard Webb shows a yellow card to Giovanni van Bronckhorst at Soccer City while refereeing the 2010 World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain

Webb departs centre stage as king of whistle-blowers

England’s elite referee ready to educate a new generation of men in the middle

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