Chelsea vs Manchester City
Sarri has taken over the reigns at Chelsea and with the new coach joining with his entire backroom staff, things are set to change at Stamford Bridge. With Willian all but out the front door, the Blues are still a team with a strong foundation. Hazard looks to stay in London for now, and he will be the difference-maker for the six-time Premier League winners. Giroud may have won the World Cup without a single shot on target and Moratta totally missing out, we’ll just have to wait and see who Sarri signs to improve his attack. Kante and Fabregas should be featuring in midfield, but that may not be enough to handle the depth in Manchester City. Pep will have strong team as usual, with Sane, De Bruyne, Aguero, Sterling and Jesus surefire starts for Cityzens. The Champions League semi-finalists may also have Mahrez in their ranks, but after he picked up an injury in the ICC tie against Bayern Munich, he could miss this match. However, in that same match youngster Bernardo Silva impressed with a man-of -the-match performance and saw Pep hint at a first-11 spot for the lad. Man City will be one of the teams to beat in the new season.
Prediction: Chelsea 0-2 Man City