This is England

According to our experts, one champion is set to repeat

Updated: August 16, 2012, 11:00 AM ET
By Roger Bennett and Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN The Magazine

Manchester City celebrationPAUL ELLIS/Getty ImagesManchester City may need to start preparing for yet another celebration.

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The 2012-13 Barclay's Premier League kicks off on August 18, featuring 20 teams in 13 cities, six neighborly feuds and more than $3 billion in revenue. Here's who we think will dominate this season.

*Dotted lines indicate team rivalry

Map Illustration: L-Dopa; Designers: Munehito Sawada and Martin Salazar

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Leander Schaerlaeckens

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Leander Schaerlaeckens is a contributing writer for He has previously written for The Guardian, The Washington Times and UPI.