William Johnson Chief Sports Writer "The most impressive performers in last season's run-in, manager Rafael Benitez is finally realising that winning the league is more important to fans than Europe." Prediction: 1. Liverpool 2. Chelsea 3. Man Utd 4. Man City Relegation: Burnley; Portsmouth, Hull Matt Slater Head of News "Alex Ferguson to prove people wrong one last time, but will fall at the final hurdle in the Champions League" Prediction: 1. Man Utd 2. Chelsea 3. Arsenal 4. Liverpool Relegation: Hull; Stoke; Burnley
Graham Caygill Assistant Sports Editor "Despite losing Ronaldo, United will still be hard to beat with an excellent defence, while Michael Owen will score goals if he stays fit." Prediction: 1. Man Utd 2. Chelsea 3. Liverpool 4. Arsenal Relegation:Birmingham, Hull, Portsmouth
Steve Luckings Head of Online Sport "Chelsea are solid at the back and Drogba and Anelka will form a devastating strike force." Prediction: 1. Chelsea 2. Liverpool 3. Man Utd 4. Tottenham Relegation: Birmingham; Hull; Wolves Thomas Woods Football Editor "Chelsea have the most experienced team and two men, Carlo Ancelotti off the pitch and Frank Lampard on it, who will provide the edge."
Prediction: 1. Chelsea 2. Man Utd 3. Liverpool 4. Everton Relegation: Wigan; Stoke; Hull Charles Whebell Deputy Sports Editor "United have the habit of winning titles and Ferguson's 'gamble' on Michael Owen will prove to be a masterstroke." Prediction: 1. Man Utd 2. Liverpool 3. Chelsea 4. Tottenham Relegation: Stoke; Hull; Wolves Do you agree with our team's predictions? Have your say at: thenational.ae/yourview