The English Premier League kicks off its season this weekend, and an elite quarter of clubs - Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool - appear to be in a healthy position heading into a 2021-22 campaign that will be played in front of capacity crowds for the first time in 17 months.
England's lucrative top division for some time has had a so-called "Big Six" of Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal. Leicester City, an unlikely champion in 2016 and a fifth-place finisher the last two seasons, can rightly argue it should be a "Big Seven."
The coming season, though, looks to be a four-team race for the title, even if things could change dramatically by some late movement in a transfer window that closes on Aug. 31.
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