Manchester United Meet Chelsea In Premier League Clash
The Premier League returned to our screens last night, with Liverpool taking it to Norwich City in a 4-1 demolition to get the ball rolling. Now, though, it’s time for the rest of the division to get underway in the traditional weekend matches. One of, arguably, the biggest games of the weekend will see Manchester United square off with Chelsea, in what should be a pretty intriguing encounter. Neither team has had a wonderful pre-season or summer transfer window, depending on who you ask of course, but there’s certainly some potential there on either side.
While Manchester United were able to bring in a few notable names over the summer, the jury is still out on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – and understandably so. The fans still aren’t convinced by the Norwegian being at the helm, and it’s going to be interesting to see how he approaches the first game of the brand new season. In terms of team news, Harry Maguire is set to make his full debut for the club with Wan-Bissaka and James also being tipped to start. Martial will likely start through the middle, with Rashford also featuring. Sanchez will be given more time to recover following the Copa America, with Pogba’s back problem potentially ruling him out.
The big transfer stories at Stamford Bridge focused more on the outgoings than the incomings, mainly because Chelsea weren’t allowed to bring anyone in. The departures of Eden Hazard and David Luiz bookended the transfer window, with Frank Lampard’s introduction as the club’s new manager being a source of great discussion amongst Blues fans. In terms of team news, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi and Rudiger are all set to miss out, with Kante being tipped to feature in what will be a major boost for Lampard’s side. Pulisic is also expected to make his long-awaited debut, with Abraham and Giroud battling it out for the right to start.
Manchester United vs Chelsea Betting Prediction
Both clubs are going to be a little bit trigger shy in the early goings of this one, but we can still see them both scoring by the time the full time whistle blows. They’re widely considered to be the outsiders when it comes to the race for the top four, and we think that’ll be reflected in their play tomorrow. United will play it around the back whereas the Blues will attempt to work the ball forward, but will be unsuccessful. In the end we’ll get a draw out of it, and all things considered, we don’t think that’s a terrible way to start off the new season for either club.