This titanic match headlines the first Premier League weekend of the season up at Old Trafford between Frank Lampard’s Chelsea and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United. Let’s jump straight into the preview from 22BET – a new sports betting site in the UK.
Manchester United vs Chelsea Preview
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opens his first full season at Old Trafford with a clash against a young Chelsea side. United have strengthened over the summer with the addition of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, as reported here by the BBC. The full-back is a welcome addition to the squad. The young right-back fills a position that the club have needed quality in for years and all eyes will be on their £50 million arrival on his Old Trafford debut for United. Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford signed a new contract over the summer, and the Englishman is set-up to flourish in his favoured role through the middle with Solskjaer’s new high-pressing tactics.
Meanwhile, Frank Lampard will make his managerial debut in the Premier League with Chelsea by travelling to Manchester. Lampard has been unable to bring in any new faces due to the transfer embargo being hung over Stamford Bridge. But, the Englishman has reiterated that he is pleased with his squad and plans to use the younger players he has at his disposal. There could be Chelsea Premier League debuts for Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham; with the duo likely to play crucial roles in Lampard’s tactics. As we reported on previously, there are certainly no shortage of injuries. It will be intriguing to see how Lampard sets his team up in this game.
Manchester United and Chelsea Head to Head
Manchester United holds the advantage in the head to head record; having won on 78 occasions. There has been 54 Chelsea wins and 51 draws. Last season’s fixtures in the Premier League both ended in draws. With Chelsea scoring late to draw 2-2 at Stamford Bridge, and a David de Gea error handing the Blues a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.
It will be interesting to see how both teams perform after a full pre-season with their new coaches, but there is a feeling that the Red Devils could surprise a lot of people this season with Solskjaer’s energetic front three causing problems. This will be a high-quality fixture, but United will edge it.
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