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Watch: Firstpost Gameplan with Rohan Gavaskar, we discuss the upcoming EPL football season


The English Premier League season is almost upon us and the league's top teams will all be trying to dethrone champions Leicester City. On Sunday, in the Community Shield, the traditional curtain raiser to the EPL's football season, Leicester will face its first hurdle, FA Cup champions Manchester United.

The match comes with its own set of intriguing sub-plots. Jose Mourinho locks horns with old adversary Claudio Ranieri at Wembley Stadium.

Mourinho, who has succeeded Louis van Gaal at United, twice pipped Ranieri to the Serie A title during their time in Italy, where he goaded the Italian about his age, lack of success and poor command of English.

But Ranieri took revenge last season, overseeing a 2-1 win over Mourinho's Chelsea in December that proved to be the Portuguese's last game in the job and finishing the campaign with the league trophy in his hands.

First Published On : Aug 7, 2016 14:04 IST

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