TheHardTackle's Guest Author Uanhoro James walks through the squads of the Northern teams in the English Premier League - Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool. In Part 1 of his piece, he studies the defending champions.

At the end of the tenth week, the Spanish League is turning out to be a two-horse race yet again. Defending champions FC Barcelona maintained their perfect away record although they lost Gerard Pique to a red card, Real Madrid grabbed all three points from their local derby while Osasuna and Villareal had a decent weekend.