Man United v Plymouth Chelsea v Wolves
Watford v Soton Fulham v Liverpool
Birmingham v Charlton Villa v Man City
Man United v Plymouth
Welcome back to the Premier League Man Utd, looks like they are still recruiting with the capture of Mendy at LB. Have they to still settle there new recruits. However did give a good showing of themselves vs Wolves if it wasnt for the rejuvinated RVP they might have come away with something. Who's this new manager ? Oh its just Ben! Welcome back. Looks like Plymouth have brought there A game to show the manager what he was missing. 4 Goals on the opening day with a new system emloyed by the argyle looks to be a sign of things to come. A well balanced team with the guile to score aswell. Will the manager be able to commit for the whole season? Plymouth look likely to take the 3 points in the encounter.
Key matchups; Sandro Vs Wilshere. Albrighton Vs Cole.
Chelsea v Wolves
Hennessey:GK,Zuiverloon:RB,Dijks:LB,Fer:AM,Davies:CL,Stearman:CR,Sinclair:RW,De Guzman:DY,Wolfswinkel:CF,VanPersie:TM,Van La Parra:LW
Chelsea started there season with a Win. Doesn't look like they did much recruiting over the summer.. Much like real life! I wonder if Conte will share some tips on dealing with a small squad. Good thing about hemsoft is the transfer window is never shut! No real weak links in the Chelsea team but they did struggle to keep out a relentless Soton. Well wolves will be happy to have opened there account always important to get some points on the table before teams get fully trained up. A classic match up here FAS vs Wingers. I like the feel of Wolves team.. could be the suprise package!
Key Matchups; Mikel Vs VanPersie. Fer Vs Affelay. Sinclair Vs Filipe.
Watford v Soton
Well Watford the nearly men last season, oh so close and probably deserved to win the final game on chances.. But this is football and only the brave survive and well Jamie is back again this season. Some minor tweaks in the off season would see Eriksen displace Wayne Rooney. Was he caught drink driving or is this a way to involve the whole team for Jamie seems to have worked with the goals shared out. However not a vintage display and seemed to create less but the individual skill pullled jamie through vs Liverpool. Soton, back in the premier league for the first time in a while. Not known them to have graced the league while i've been active. They've set themselves up to be a defensive unit and hard to break down and it nearly worked for them vs Chelsea. I would question who there scout's are with Arteta and Vidic in there first 11. However good look to them this season!
Key Matchups; Duricic Vs Dier. DeBruyne Vs Artea. Bale Vs Petrovic.
Fulham v Liverpool
Hard working Fulham.. the manager has final managed to get some steel into his team and after last season relegation scrap i'm hoping for something a bit more promising! A couple of new faces in to help shape the team. More speed up front! How will defenders cope with Walcott & Sanchez? Liverpool gave Watford a scare last week so there morale must be on a high! Again another quiet summer for the premier league side who only escaped relgation last season. However they have key players in Tevez and Aquilani! The orginal team playing with wingers from last season, will it surve better this season?
Key matchups; Kolarov Vs Zaha. Coleman Vs Moses. Zabaleta Vs Tevez.
Birmingham v Charlton
Brum have changed there formation yet again.. However this seems to suit them better with Payet pulling the strings and new striker Lacazette up top. Fellanini seems to be better in the middle of the park breaking up play allowing is creative team mates to dictate the game. However the spoils last week didnt reflect the play of the game. How will Charlton react to there defeat last week? Will be see a change in tactic or will Tom keep faith with his team? 10 Teams play with TM.. The brazilain trio up top will no doubt cause all sort's of problems for defences through out the season! Hopefully the game will show the best of both teams. Too close to call!
Key Matchups; Fellanini Vs Countinho. Henderson Vs Payet.
Villa v Man City
Villa seem to be a bit more bolder this season and are going a bit more attacking with the 3 DY in midfield however Plymouth seemed to have the upper hand last week. Will we seem Villa try the LON or add a BW vs the rampant City? Or will Rob just let his side settle down? City picked up where they finished last season being clinical in front of goal and capitializing on defensive mistakes. there summer was shrewed in bringing in Rudiger and allowing a lot of youth and fringe players to leave on loan and help there development.
Key Matchups; Silva Vs Drinkwater. Keane Vs Dzeko. Aguero Vs Savic.