We are in the final days before most major European leagues start the 2012-2013 season—some have even begun already.
It is still early, but Bleacher Report already has its sights set on Europe and the Champions League.
Chelsea—the defending champions of Europe—have made some key transfers this summer that should see them even stronger than last year.
But they are not the only team contending for Europe's greatest crown.
What follows are the 10 teams that are favorites to lift the trophy next spring.
I hope to hear your own thoughts and opinions after reading this list.