|David De Gea #1||Tammy Abraham #9|
|Victor Lindelöf #2||Kepa Arrizabalaga #1|
|Scott McTominay #39||César Azpilicueta #28|
|Paul Pogba #6||Andreas Christensen #4|
|Luke Shaw #23||Ross Barkley #8|
|Marcus Rashford #10||Jorginho #5|
|Harry Maguire #5||Mateo Kovačić #17|
|Aaron Wan-Bissaka #29||Pedro #11|
|Jesse Lingard #14||Kurt Zouma #15|
|Anthony Martial #9||Mason Mount #19|
|Andreas Pereira #15||Emerson Palmieri #33|
|2019-04-28||Premier League||Manchester United : Chelsea||1 : 1|
At the first round of Premier League closing game will be held at Old Trafford, in Manchester United. We were incredibly lucky in the early days of the Premier League to see the Manchester United vs Chelsea match. These teams are in the list of the best teams in the Premier League. Watching the rivalry of these teams is an absolute pleasure. Over the past year, a lot has changed in teams, especially in staff positions. Now, the managers of the teams are the previous legends of clubs. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer vs Frank Lampard gives more intrigue and incredible sensations during this game and season in general.
During the last 2 years, teams played each other 5 times. 3 games in Premier League and 2 meetings in FA Cup let us know what United has looked stronger lately. The Red Devils won at home in Premier League 2:1 at the beginning of 2018 and then 1 year later 2:0 in FA Cup 1/8 Final at Stamford Bridge. Maybe Chelsea can’t boast about the good game against Manchester recently, but they won the Final against them in the FA Cup 2017/18 season. Last PL season they finished with draws at both games. Manchester United vs Chelsea will be a great testing match for both mentors.
The Red Devils took 6th place last year in Premier League. They had a lot of changes in staff places as they sacked Jose Mourinho after failing the beginning of the season. Jose finished second in 2017/18 season, however, as always the disagreement with the players disturbed the harmony in the team. That was one of the reasons for poor results. In general, the team still can not find itself already for the past several seasons after the departure of Sir Alex Fergusen. They changed a lot of coaches, bought super players, but the team still uncompetitive in Premier League.
Summer transfer window slowly coming to an end, however, Manchester United still targetting several interesting transfers. They are looking for Dybala or Mario Madzukic to strengthen their attack. However, previously they made two strong signings as Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka joined the club for almost 150 m € in total. Now they definitely can play much faster football, start the attack from the defense with the very fast and strong right-wing. The team has a huge number of players with experience and talents. Unfortunately, Eric Bailly will miss the next game due to knee surgery until December. The head coach will start the first season from the very beginning. Obviously, new tactics and adjustments in the main squad are surely introduced. Throughout the offseason, the team won all friendly games.
The arrival of Frank Lampard to Chelsea can be called a new era of the club. Since the team cannot buy players now, Frank has no other choice than to play with those that are. A large number of young and talented players are waiting in a pile to show what they are capable of. Lampard can open their potential to 100%. Then he was a manager of Derby County, he coached a very young team and almost reached the Premier League. But I think that even if Frank fails to achieve heights this season, everyone will forgive him because with limited capabilities and high expectations, it is now very difficult to cope in a very competitive Premier League.
A very strange thing was to let the experienced Garry Cahill go to Crystal Palace for free. David Luiz left alone with great knowledge as a center back, all the rest will be very young. During the winter transfer window, Chelsea took advantage of buying Cristian Pulisic, who already strongly changed departured Eden Hazard. We see here big Chelsea prospectives as a team, especially at the head of a good person and a young coach. The offseason friendly games give us mixed results. Blues need to work on defense because first of all this is the weakest link at the moment.