Premier League kicks-off on Friday with massive games (10 of them) across the English territory as all eyes will be waiting to see how the new season gets underway.
The Premier League starts with a clash between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates but there are a whole lot of matches at the weekend including Saturdays and Sundays. It promises to be an interesting season as the transfer sphere have gone crazy with the deals that saw the likes of Neymar Jr. (from Barcelona to PSG) and Romelu Lukaku (from Everton to Manchester United). With the new Premier League season already at our reach we take a look at interesting fixtures in the Match Day 1 of the new Premier League season.
ARSENAL VS LEICESTER CITY:
All eyes will be on Emirates Stadium as Arsene Wenger’s men lock horns with Craig Shakespeare’s Leicester City side. Both sides have made interesting transfer acquisition on the summer already as Arsenal brought in Sead Kolasinac and French star Alexandra Lacazette while Leicester City have notably signed Nigerian’s talent Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City. Now the stage is set for both sides to do the talking on the pitch as Arsenal face off with the Foxes.
Wenger’s side will be keen to kick-off the season on a bright note to ignite a Champions Leagues bid and possibly mount title challenge alongside their rivals but this will tested by the resolute Leicester side that has danger man Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez in their kitty ahead of the clash at the Emirate Stadium.
CHELSEA VS BURNLEY:
The Blues welcomes lowly rated Burnley at Stamford Bridge as they embrace the challenge to defend their Premier League crown. This has been dealt a big blow as Pedro Rodriguez has been ruled out of the clash following his red card in the Community Shield clash against Arsenal at Wembley. It promises to be an eye-catching encounter as the away side will capitalize on the fact that the pressure is on the host to kick off their title defence with a win. This have not been helped at all as star forward Eden Hazard is still out injured and will not feature against Burnley. This gives Burnley a chance despite Chelsea’s pedigree especially as Andre Gray is ready and raring to go at Stamford Bridge.
NEWCASTLE UNITED VS TOTTENHAM:
The Magpies returns to the Premier League thanks to the quality of personnels like Ayoze Perez and Chelsea linked starlet Christian Atsu. It will be a massive game as Newcastle entertains Tottenham side at St. James Park as both managers are set to flex some tactical swift in the dugout. Both sides have not been active in the transfer market as Rafael Benitez complained in the press conference citing his unhappiness about the club’s transfer dealings. It will be awesome to see how both sides translate their inactivity in the transfer market on the field of play as Mauricio Pochettino’s side face a trickery away game at St. James Park.
MANCHESTER UNITED VS WESTHAM UNITED:
Jose Mourinho will be raring to go with the reminder of a UEFA Champions League football this season as West Ham visits the Threatre of Dreams. The Charismatic manager will draw focus in line with the transfer of Romelu Lukaku from Everton and the return of little pea Javier Hernandez, also known as Chicharito. The former United forward was sold under the regime of Dutch Manager Louis Van Gaal who then signed Radamel Falcao (that couldn’t cut it out at the club) instead of the Mexican star. All eyes with also be glued to see how the likes of Andre Ayew, Manuel Lanzini (who made his Argentine debut against Brazil) and Andy Carroll will battle the likes of Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan as post Ibrahimovic and Rooney era begin with a stern home test.
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