Will the reverse jinx work? Who knows, and it's not entirely clear what to hope for. Does Liverpool want a Chelsea win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League's opening fixture, knowing they'll have to smother themselves in smugness in a guard of honor next weekend though with the possibility that Chelsea are on cruise control and thus vulnerable, or does their pride win the argument with hopes that Chelsea celebrate another day? Which could possibly be against them next weekend. Lose-lose-maybe win, looks like. In the other fixture there's Spurs and Manchester City at White Hart Lane, and it's hard to see who comes out on top unless City have finally figured themselves out. Out on the continet, Divock Origi is the highest profile loanee with a chance to feature when Lille host Lens.
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