Manchester United will host Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday in the final fixture of the opening Premier League weekend. Although it is still very early to talk about a race for a top-four finish, the possible outcome of this tie could have a huge impact on shaping the season up for both sides.
On the back of a flawless pre-season, Manchester United will be hoping to start their Premier League campaign with a win in front of their own set of supporters. Despite failing to solve all of thir squad issues in the transfer window, United and Ole Gunner Solskjær might have found some solutions to their defensive woes of the past after splashing £80 million on Harry Maguire.
Meanwhile, the additions of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have certainly injected some fresh blood into their squad.
Meanwhile, a new era is about to begin for the Blues with their club legend Frank Lampard leading into the new campaign as manager. The Stamford Bridge hero, who has only one managerial season under his belt, will have the tough task of resurrecting a Chelsea side which has been hit by a summer transfer ban.
Lampard’s new era will also be marked as the post-Hazard era for Chelsea, as their talisman completed his dream move to Real Madrid earlier in the summer.
Time: 4.30 pm (Local time) & 9.00 pm (IST)
Venue: Old Trafford
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Live Stream: Hotstar
In the last five fixtures:
Manchester United: W-W-W-W-W
Head to head (in Premier League)
Manchester United: 15
Head to head in last six encounters (all competitions)
Manchester United: 2
Key Match Facts
Chelsea have failed to beat Manchester United in their last six matches at Old Trafford in all competitions.
Manchester United have lost more Premier League games (18) against Chelsea than any other team they have faced in England’s top-flight.
Manchester United with 18 and Chelsea with 17 to their name, have won more opening round of weekend fixtures than any other side in the Premier League.
Manchester United have conceded the most number of Premier League goals (71) against Chelsea.
This is going to be the first-ever competitive meeting between Manchester United and Chelsea where both managers (Ole Gunner Solskjær and Frank Lampard) previously played for their respective clubs.Published 11 Aug 2019, 09:30 IST