Coming into the EPL season, many pundits expected Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Liverpool to improve on their performances from a year ago.
So far, only Arsenal have been so lucky.
Following the dramatic exit of longtime favourite Thierry Henry, the Gunners currently sit atop the Premiership.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have already seen Jose Mourinho get the sack—and have struggled to keep pace with Arsenal, Manchester United, and a surprising Manchester City side.
As for United—Alex Ferguson's club seem to be stuck in a loop of draws, and suffered a painful 1-0 loss to Manchester City.
That said, the Red Devils look to have found their form after beating Sunderland, Everton, and Wigan—the last by a crushing 4-0 margin.
Beating Roma at Old Trafford in an upcoming Champions League showdown would surely taste sweet for United fans—and for Ferguson himself.
Liverpool, finally, were tabbed by many as dark horse title contenders, but they've fallen behind the top three.
With fans growing restless, the clubs are gearing up for another round of European Championship qualifiers—and a brief respite from the pressure of the Premier League.
Even as English fans get together to cheer on our country, though, we can't help but wonder about where the Premiership is headed. Some key questions:
Will Avram Grant rise to the challenge at Stamford Bridge?
Will Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard get Liverpool back on track?
Will Manchester United be able to keep pace with Arsenal?
Will Sven Goran Eriksson lead Manchester City to a spot among real giants of English football by the end of the season?
Only time will tell...