The fun, glitzz, drama, razzmattazz, dribles, saves and breathtaking goals of the most captivating and entertaining league in the world, the English Premier League return to the stable on Saturday, with Mancheter United kicking off the 2014-2014 season, with an home game against Swansea.
Mancheter United had a miserable 2013/2014 season, which resulted in the sack of Coach David Moyes. Dutch tactician, Luis van Gaal has been drafted in to tinker the English giants to winning way again, with anxious Red Devil fans waiting to see their team dismantle Swansea in the lnchtime kickoff match at Old Trafford.
On the strength of what they saw in the pre-season, where Red Devils were unbeaten, fans are seemingly optimistic of a greast season under the guandance of van Gaal.
With Wayne Rooney wearing the captain’s armband, expectations are high that the former Everton striker will fire in the goals that will lift United to the summit of the table, pending the outcomes of the other six fixtures holding later today.
In other games, Everton will travel to face Leicester City, QPR tackle Hull City, while Stoke City, parading Eagles forward Osaze Odemwingie host Aston Villa at the Brittania Stadium.
Osaze, who had a good performance for Nigeria at the last World Cup in Brazil will be inching to lead Stoke City’s attacking assault on Aston Villa.
The former Lille, CSKA Moscow and West Brom forward, netted five times in 15 appearance for Stoke City last term and will be raring to improve on his goals record for Stoke.
Osaze’s former club West Brom host Sunderland, Tottenham are on the road to battle West Ham while Community Shield winners, Arsenal entertain Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal fans will be particularly keen to see if Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez will score in his first EPL match and lay the marker in the race of who emerges the top scorer when the league ends next year.
Chelsea fans however will have to wait till Monday, before they travel to newly promoted Burnley.
Arsenal v Crystal Palace
Burnley v Chelsea
Leicester City v Everton
Liverpool v Southampton
Manchester United v Swansea City
Newcastle United v Manchester City
Queens Park Rangers v Hull City
Stoke City v Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland
West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur