Barclays Premier League 2011/12 preview

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The Barclays Premier League - the most-watched football league on Earth - kicks off on Saturday, and we’ve got it covered with a 47-page digital magazine preview.

Manchester United will be confident of defending their title - but the task looks likely to be a tougher one this year. Manchester City have continued to snap up some of the world’s most sought-after players over the summer and Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool have not been far behind on the spending front.

Arsene Wenger remains confident his Arsenal can challenge, even if many of the club’s fans do not.

And at the bottom, the fight to avoid the drop looks like it will be as keenly contested as ever.

Click on the external link on the right to start reading our preview of the new Premier League season now.

It includes double-page features on every one of the 20 top flight clubs, our top 10 players to watch, ESPN’s Ray Stubbs gives his predictions for the season ahead, and we take a look at the latest odds for the title race.