Can anyone stop Chelsea?

Planting your boots on the Premiership peak used to bring on a sense of vertigo. The gritty 2003 champions Manchester United have been queasy ever since and the Arsenal “invincibles” of 2004 struck up an acquaintance with failure last season during five League defeats. It would make for an absorbing contest in the year ahead if the thin air at the summit of English football was also to make Chelsea heads swim.

The Guardians’s Kevin McCarra weighs the chances of the old order standing up to the new steamroller on the block, the mighty Blues.