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Manchester United team news: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Leicester City

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All you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at Old Trafford today.

Manchester United and Leicester City open the curtain on the Premier League season on Friday night at Old Trafford, and for the home team, the new campaign will be a blessed relief after a turbulent summer.

Man Utd Injuries


United will not have six players injured for their first game of the season, and will even overlook those who may not be in shape after returning to camp.

Nemanja Matic has undergone surgery on an abdominal problem picked up in the World Cup, while Dalot has also been under the knife due to a knee problem.

Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo also underwent surgeries after being injured in an international service, and as a result, Romero missed Argentina’s entire career in Russia.

Antonio Valencia left the preseason draw with San Jose Earthquakes for a calf injury, while Ander Herrera is out after developing a problem during the loss to Bayern Munich last Sunday.

Possible Man Utd Starting Line-Up


Mourinho could well name a lineup very similar to the one he took on the field against Bayern Munich last week, although he has the option of calling more than one of his late returners.
Players like Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young have had less than a week of training after their progress until the last weekend of the World Cup and all three could be considered.
With injured Herrera, Mourinho will be forced to make at least one change, which will probably cause him to ask Pogba to step forward and start, while Lukaku and Young can start if the coach decides to bypass Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw.
Although the club was unable to add a center back during the transfer window, Mourinho still has many options in that department, and Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are among the alternatives to Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof.
Meanwhile, Matteo Darmian remains a substitute for Valencia even though he is likely to leave before the end of the month, and Andreas Pereira must make his first league start for the club after loan periods in Granada and Valencia.

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Why my style has worked better at Chelsea, Sarri

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The arrival of former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri to Chelsea brought the new football term called “Sarriball”

This was taken seriously and caught attention because of the drastic change it has brought to the game of the Stamford Bridge side.

The Blues are now known to play a very attractive possession football with tye players already settling quickly in it.

With the development, Chelsea are now referred to as title contenders as they sit 2nd in the Premier League table.

No wonder, the Italian manager is about the development and he said his side are now catching some fun knowing his style has been well understood by the player.

Don’t forget he had urged fans to be patient with him when he first came in the summer window, claiming it will take about 2-3 months for his effect to be seen and felt at the club.

Now that the did is being done, proud Sarri has given his reasons why the system has been well known by his players.

According to him, the bulk of the Spanish players like Cesc Fabregas, Pedro and Alvaro Morata are key in ensuring in his success as he claims they already understand the football language.

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Everything is now fun at Chelsea but something is confusing, Sarri

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has stated that he has no understanding of the term Sarriball.

This is the confusion to the Italian manager who is already enjoying life at the Stamford Bridge.

Sarriball was invented and used to describe the style of possession play by the former Napoli boss who claims not even the fans who often use the word have an understanding of the term.

He admits reading it on the social media and it remains a delight to him seeing that he has made an impact in addition to putting smiles in the faces of the fans.

According to Sarri, it was difficult establishing himself and pattern when he first joined the Stamford Bridge as there was no time available for him to settle down as a result of the World Cup players who came late and the tour to Australia in August.

He admits he had told himself to face the challenge at the West London side when leaving Italy and its already paying off knowing things are already getting better for him.

Chelsea are now title contenders having shoot up to the 2nd position in the League table. The Blues have also gone 8 games in the League without seeing a single defeat.

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Chelsea know fate on Genoa’s Krysztof Piatek

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Chelsea are reported to now know where they stand in the pursuit of Genoa’s Krysztof Piatek after they were told the price for the player.

The West London side have been told that Piatek will cost within the region of £60 million with his fine form this season.

So far this season, the Polish striker has scored seven times in seven games and has attracted interest from lots of clubs across Europe with Napoli, Tottenham and Liverpool also reported to be seeking for the player’s signature.

Efforts by Italian side Napoli’s Carlo Ancelotti to sign the striker with a fee of £23 million failed on several occasions with the club unwillingly to let the player leave.

Piatek first played at Polish side KS Cracovia last season before he was snapped up by Genoa in the summer at the rate of £4 million.

The Stamford Bridge are making enough efforts to secure a partner for Belgium star player Eden Hazard who is believed to be carrying the club’s burden.

Chelsea have been asked to secure the services of clinical attackers who can score goals with Olivier Giroud, Alvaro Morata not firing as expected from them.

Chelsea are strong title contenders as they are now 3rd on the log with 20 points after 8 league games.

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How Antonio Conte’s decision affects Sarri

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Chelsea are believed to be in fine form and that has earned them the 2nd position in the Premier League table with 20 points.

The Stamford Bridge side are so far unbeaten in the league and are tipped to be title contenders.

Manager Maurizio Sarri has been praised for all of the positives at the club with his new possession style of football which has been adopted by the squad.

Howbeit, Belgium star, Eden Hazard has been on top of it all with his fine form, having scored about 8 goals so far this the season in all competition.

This has become a headache to the Italian manager who has just Hazard as the player who lifts the team with his passes and goals and no other player has risen to his rank.

It would have been a different story entirely if former player Diego Costa had not left the club. No thanks to former manager Antonio Conte who ensured the player leaves the Stamford Bridge.

It was obviously a wrong decision to have been made by the former manager with Chelsea now struggling to score goals.

Strikers Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud are failing to live up to expectations, leaving the burden to Hazard alone to bear and that would a different case should the Spanish striker were to be at the Stamford Bridge.

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