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Manchester United v Chelsea: football match

Liverpool vs Norwich, Manchester United vs Chelsea among live games on Sky Sports on opening weekend

The Premier League is finally back and Manchester United get their 2019/20 campaign underway by welcoming Chelsea to Old Trafford this afternoon.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping to get his first full season as United manager off to a winning start as he comes up against an old rival Frank Lampard who took over as Chelsea manager this summer following the departure of Maurizio Sarri.

Solskjaer handed United debuts to Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka who both make their first Premier League starts for the club. But there was no room in the starting XI for fellow new signing Daniel James who had to settle for a place on the bench.

Nemanja Matic, who has been poor in pre-season, was dropped to the bench in favour of Andreas Pereira who starts alongside Pogba and McTominay.

Sadio Mane is fit and available for Liverpool, though Jurgen Klopp must decide whether or not to start the Senegal forward after his busy summer. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back in Klopp’s ranks after long-term injury.

Norwich boss Daniel Farke will be without experienced centre-back Timm Klose (hip), while fellow defender Christoph Zimmermann has been ruled out with a knee problem. Midfield pair Alex Tettey and Louis Thompson are also expected to be absent.

Stat of the match: Liverpool are currently enjoying a 40-game unbeaten home run in the Premier League (W30 D10) since losing against Crystal Palace in April 2017. Against promoted sides they’re unbeaten in 25 games at Anfield (W20 D5), with Jurgen Klopp winning all 10 such games.

How to watch: Liverpool vs Norwich is live on Friday Night Football from 7pm; kick-off is at 8pm. Sky Sports customers can watch in-game clips in the live match blog on the Sky Sports website and app. Highlights will be published on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel approximately 15 minutes after the final whistle.

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