Five clubs look to be in the title race.
Chelsea are just a point behind those three, with Tottenham a further two back.
Manchester United legend Neville reckons Arsenal and City will lead the way – but isn’t totally convinced they are the real deal.
“Manchester City and Arsenal are the better teams, but can you trust either of them fully yet?”
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville on the Premier League title race
“I think Manchester City and Arsenal are the better teams, but can you trust either of them fully yet?” he said on the Gary Neville podcast.
“I don’t think you can. That’s not to say they won’t go and deliver, but because they’re in Europe, and that they’ve shown glimpses of the old Arsenal and old City, they’ve got to give me more yet before I trust them.”
Neville thinks Chelsea and Liverpool’s lack of European football will boost their title challenges.
He added: ”I think the fact that Chelsea have free weeks, and don’t have the confusion and disruption of European football, even though it is a good disruption being in the Champions League or Europa League, it gives them a big advantage.
“I think that gives them a competitive edge, and Liverpool the same, who have players who give huge energetic performances. Their recovery between games is important.
“It will be an advantage. I think Tottenham are as good as Liverpool, I think Tottenham are as good as Chelsea, there’s no doubt, but because Spurs are in European competition I would put Chelsea and Liverpool ahead of them in the Premier League for that reason.”