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Chelsea’s first game of the 2019/20 Premier League season is against Manchester United at Old Trafford but there are expected to be changes to the last Chelsea team that drew 1-1 at Old Trafford last season.
Eden Hazard has left Chelsea for a dream move to Real Madrid while Maurizio Sarri left the Blues for Juventus, just weeks after guiding Chelsea to a third place finish in the Premier League and Europa League title.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is expected to be named as the new Chelsea boss soon and he will be tasked with promoting some Chelsea youngsters into the first team next season.
Some Chelsea players will be desperate to keep their place in the starting XI but who will be guaranteed a place in the starting XI in our season opener against Manchester United?
1 Kepa Arrizabalaga
Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is guaranteed to start the season opener against Manchester United in August. He’s the undisputed number one goalkeeper at the club and his impressive form last season saw him picked ahead Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea for the Spanish national team recently.
2. Andreas Christensen
The injury to Antonio Rudiger means Andreas Christensen would get a chance in the starting XI in the season opener against Manchester United. Kurt Zouma is expected to return to the club after an impressive loan spell at Everton last season but you expect Frank Lampard to start the season with Christensen.
3. David Luiz
With several youngsters expected to be promoted to the first team, Lampard will need experienced players like David Luiz in the starting XI next season. The 32 year old will be expected to guide the youngsters on the pitch next season.
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