English Premier League 2019 is on fire and people are crazy for their favorite teams. Given how many of the best teams in the world compete in the English Premier League, clashes between elite clubs are commonplace. This season we get one such match on the first weekend. The main event of the first round of the new Premier League season will take us to Old Trafford on Sunday, August 11, at 11:30 Eastern time, where Manchester United will meet with Chelsea (NBC Sports Network, Telemundo; broadcast on NBC Sports). Live, FuboTV, Telemundo Deportes en Vivo).
Last season was a fight for United. Manager Jose Mourinho was fired in December after scoring just 19 points from 17 matches, and temporarily, he was replaced by former player Ole Gunnar Solsky. This timestamp did not last long, as Solskj началr began his stay at Old Trafford with an unbeaten run of 12 games, which brought United back to the first four (which means joining the Champions League). However, in March the situation went south for the Red Devils, who were unable to win in any of the last five English Premier League games and ended the season in the sixth.
Thus, the main question for United this season is what Solskure is ready for: the one who lost 12 games without defeat, or the one who lost in the last five? To bring his team to the scent, Solskjer tried to remake the loose defense previous season (54 goals allowed), signing defender Aaron Van Bissak of Crystal Palace and central defender Harry Maguire of Leicester for $ 158 million. But even when the season begins, the composition is not settled. Paul Pogba, the club’s biggest star, is publicly determined to move away from Manchester and can fulfill his desire until the end of August. However, it looks like he will play in a debut against Chelsea.
Meanwhile, last season Chelsea conducted a reasonably successful campaign, taking third place in the league and winning the UEFA Europa League title under the command of Maurizio Sarri. But Sarry’s tenure at Chelsea was limited this season as he jumped into Juventus this summer. He will be replaced by the legendary club Frank Lampard, who performed well in his championship in one season in Derby. Of course, Chelsea management is a much more complicated task that involves a particular set of functions, not least because of its high status as a symbol of the club.
The biggest challenge Lampard and Chelsea should face this season is the FIFA transfer ban. Although Sarri’s team succeeded last year, it was not without problems and could use substantial reinforcement this summer. Instead, Lampard will have to rely on the young talents from the club academy to reinforce what he inherited.
He must also cope with the departure of Eden Hazard, the club’s mascot and best player for seven years, to Real Madrid. The most likely replacement for “Hazard” maybe the young American star Christian Pulisic, who in January determined the move from Borussia to Dortmund to London by almost 73 million dollars, making him the most expensive American player of all time. Pulisic impressed in the preseason, scoring twice and winning a penalty in a friendly match with RB Salzburg, and is considered an essential member of the team in his first season of the Premier League.
Manchester United and Chelsea met three times in all competitions last season. The pair also attracted a Premier League meeting, 2–2 at Stamford Bridge in October and 1–1 at Old Trafford in April. However, United won a significant victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup, defeating the Blues 2-0 in the fifth round.