Is the Premier League a two-horse race between Manchester United and Chelsea?

The Portsmouth manager certainly thinks so, although perhaps he’s slightly biased considering his team has just lost their opening matches to the two teams. Harry Redknapp saw his team beaten 4-0 on the opening weekend of the season to Chelsea, while last night the Red Devils edged the match 1-0 but could have won by more.

Redknapp has seen enough to believe that the Premier League title is headed once again to either west London or Manchester. Teletext report that the Pompey gaffer doesn’t expect Liverpool or Arsenal to feature in the shake-up this term.

Redknapp said: “It’s been a tough start and the only consolation is that we’ve played the two teams who I’m sure are going to slug it out for the title.”

But is he right to make this claim, or can Arsenal and Liverpool compete with the ‘Big Two’ for honours this season. The Gunners suffered a setback when losing 1-0 at Fulham and it’s hard to see them winning many games on the road with such a mediocre midfield. Pool made hard work of beating Boro on Saturday but they do stand two points clear of United and can take advantage of the Red Devils missing a league game next weekend to go further clear.

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