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Premier League starts: Open thread

Real Madrid plays against Fiorentina at 20:45 CET, but that does not mean we can't enjoy our Saturday, right?

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

The Spanish Liga BBVA won't start until next weekend, but other European countries are already getting back to work. This weekend, all headlines are devoted to the Barclays Premier League Day 1, which has seven games for us to spend a wonderful Saturday in front of the telly.

The opening game will feature Manchester United and Swansea, at 13:45 CET. Van Gaal will try to put the Red Devils back where they belong after last season's disaster with an all new style, although their roster is pretty much the same, since they have only signed Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw.

Five games form the second shift, at 16:00 CET, with Everton visiting the just promoted Leicester and Tottenham Spurs playing at West Ham United's venue in its most attractive games. Meanwhile, the games Queens Park Rangers - Hull City, West Bromwich Albion - Sunderland and Stoke City - Aston Villa will also be held.

Finally, at 18:30 CET, the Community Shield recent winners Arsenal will make their debut against Crystal Palace, in a game that should be easy for Wenger's men given the recent Tony Pullis resignation. Expect a great offensive display by Olivier Giroud or Alexis Sánchez this evening.

We will still have to wait a little to see three title contenders in action: Liverpool will receive Southampton tomorrow at 14:30 CET and Manchester City will play in Newcastle tomorrow at 17:00 CET. Finally, José Mourinho's Chelsea make their debut at Burnley's venue, on Monday at 21:00 CET.

We have already discussed our predictions for the BPL champion, but there's no reason why we shouldn't discuss today's games, right? Come and share your views!

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