June 18, 2018

7 games to watch this weekend (Guardian)

7 games to watch this weekend (Guardian)

Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur
Antonio Conte’s thin squad options? Tottenham’s terrible record at Wembley? Harry Kane’s August duck? Sunday’s fixture between the top two teams in the Premier League last season has several view angles. Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte will have to do without Cesc Fabregas, Gary Cahill (both suspended) Tiemoue Bakayoko, Eden Hazard and Pedro Rodriguez (all unfit) for the clash that might have some bearing on the Italian’s future. Mauricio Pochettino has come out to say the problem is not Wembley but the team if they falter at the National Stadium.

Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen
This could have been a cracking opener but it really is unsure which Leverkusen side will show up. Bayer Leverkusen finished a depressing 12th last season but things might be different under Heiko Herrlich the new manager. Carlo Ancelotti begins his quest to win Bayern Munich a fifth consecutive title without a couple of his superstars including loan signing James Rodriguez. Still this game is one to watch as it could set the tone to how both sides play out the season. Read more

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