Today is the day, the new Premier League season gets underway for Chelsea.
A trip to Yorkshire beckons to take on Huddersfield Town, a fixture that will see our new manager Maurizio Sarri in charge for his first Premier League game.
With several of our squad returning late, after being involved at the 2018 World Cup, until the latter stages, it remains to be seen who makes the starting eleven.
Hopefully, after a disappointing showing against Manchester City, in the Community Shield, the likes of Hazard and Kante will be available for selection.
As usual, we’re running our famed Match Day Moments feature whereby we invite you to air your opinions on a variety of subjects including, but not limited to:
1 – The build-up to the fixture.
2 – The starting eleven named by Maurizio Sarri.
3 – The action as it happens on the pitch.
4 – Your thoughts in the immediate period between the final whistle sounding and the match report appearing here on Vital Chelsea.
The officials in charge for this fixture are:
Referee – Chris Kavanagh
Assistant Referee – Peter Kirkup
Assistant Referee – Marc Perry
Fourth Official – Michael Oliver
Ahead of the kick-off, why not have a go, if you haven’t already, in our ongoing poll ahead of the kick-off!
As for the team line-ups, Chelsea line up as follows:
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 11, 2018
Whilst Huddersfield line up as below:
TEAM NEWS with @ViessmannUK: #htafc Head Coach David Wagner has named his starting XI for the Club’s opening game of the 2018/19 @premierleague season as the Terriers face @ChelseaFC at the @johnsmithstadia #HUDCHE (AT) pic.twitter.com/eDe0VZmbg2
— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) August 11, 2018
Up the Chels!