Chelsea shine bright, United falter Week 2 preview

Posted on Aug 22 2014 - 5:33pm by worldfootie

Chelsea put on a dazzling display of football in their opening match and will host newly promoted Leicester City. Louis Van Gaal travel to Sunderland and try to put the dismal season opener behind. Everton Host the Gunners at Goodison Park and match of the week will have Liverpool travel to the Etihad in a clash between top 4 candidates.

Chelsea had a brilliant showing at Burnley on Monday night with the new signings playing key parts. Burnley opened up the scoring with a brilliant goal and had Mourinho contemplating his backline. Chelsea though as big clubs do, retained composure and tied the match minutes later with Diego Costa opening up his goal scoring with his new club after smashing in a rebound off a missed cross. The blues then later added on another goal behind what maybe the best assist of the year from Cesc Fabregas to goal scoring machine Schurrle. Fabregas for WorldFootie was Man of the match and fans will be excited as the ex-Barcelona man looks to be a more than adequate replacement for recently departed Lampard. His free role under Jose in the midfield was never possible at Barcelona and he looks to be ready to prove all his doubters wrong.

Trouble at Old Trafford as United began another campaign with a dreadful loss. Swansea looked the better side and exposed the young defensive line of Van Gaal. Van Gaal will hope that new signing Marcos Rojo will bring strength and reinforce the back line but it will take more than the ex Sporting mans talents to have United challenge for Champions League football this year.

Liverpool took down a dysfunctional Southampton behind goals from young stars Sterling and Sturridge. Rogers is trying to push forward after the departure of their Star man Suarez but reds will be hopeful with the rising of Sterling, Coutinho and the rest of the core of the team. The new arrival of Mario Balotelli will also boost morale and Liverpool will once again grace European nights after a long absence. The goal of the match tho had to have been this beautiful smash by Clyne.

Arsenal start off with 3 points behind a late goal from Aaron “Rambo” Ramsey.
Crystal Palace came into the match with news that their manager resigned a little over 24 hours before the kickoff of the season. Regardless the team came together and exceeded expectations and deserved a point on the day. New signing Alex Sanchez impressed. Sanchez created several chances throughout the match and had an assist when he crossed the ball in to Koscielny to tie up the match.

Upcoming matches:

Chelsea host Leicester City at the Bridge. Will Mourinho give Filipe Luis his debut to strengthen the backline? Chelsea are being touted by several pundits and fans as title favorites including yours truly and we believe will become one of the most exciting teams to watch all season. 10:00 AM EST on NBC Sports 

Arsenal travel to Goodison Park in one of their early premier league tests. The gunners come off a rather tough week in European football tying with Besiktas away from home and Arsene will be tinkering with the first 11 to see how to unlock  the goal scoring that many believe Alexis, Giroud and the likes can bring. Roberto Martinez will have different plans and the very savvy manager will be well prepared for the big match. 12:30 pm EST on NBC

Manchester City host Liverpool in an early clash of title contenders. I personally enjoy seeing two big clubs face off this early in the season. They are not in full season form and with new signings most clubs are not yet fully acclimated as to the season philosophy. This spells and unpredictable match and with the memory fresh of the falter of the reds late in the season, Brendan Rogers will have his team more than motivated to take on city. 3:00 pm EST on NBC Sports. 



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