Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Antonio Rudiger and Callum Hudson-Odoi remain out.
Man United resume technical director search
Inter sign Lukaku for £74m
Chelsea’s Luiz departs for Arsenal
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
@Guymowbray: A monster opening fixture with a “fresh start” feel.
Whether by necessity or choice, both clubs are set to give young players more playing time this season – part of the “long rebuild”, as Solskjaer has described Manchester United’s path.
How long he gets to oversee it may depend on how well United start, and that could be influenced by Paul Pogba’s mood and plans for his own future.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have their own main man back, with Frank Lampard having proved himself a fine manager of young men in his one Derby season, which included success at Old Trafford.
It’s a huge day for the Blues legend, who may have come to Premier League management earlier than planned – but somehow it just feels right.
VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the loss of Romelu Lukaku: “Of course Rom has a good record and stats, he’s one of the top number nines around when you want to play with that kind of striker, a target man.
“I’m very confident that we’ll get goals from (Anthony) Martial, Daniel James and (Marcus) Rashford and Jesse Lingard.
“I believe Mason Greenwood is going to be playing and involved a lot and, when he is, he’s going to score goals.”
Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard on his club’s transfer ban: “We have to remain competitive while we are in this position. With the ban it has been easy to write off this squad, and I don’t write off this squad at all.
“I think that what is important is that you have a target within the group. What matters is how we approach things. We will see how we go.”contact-form][contact-field label=”Name” type=”name” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Email” type=”email” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Website” type=”url” /][contact-field label=”Message” type=”textarea” /][/contact-form]