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CELTIC begin the defence of their Scottish Premiership title with a home clash against Hamilton.

Neil Lennon's side are chasing a TENTH consecutive league crown and watched Old Firm rivals Rangers begin their campaign with a narrow win at Aberdeen yesterday.

1 Neil Lennon's side are big favourites for an opening day victoryCredit: PA:Press Association

Hamilton last won at this ground in 2014, but were beaten on both of their visits to Parkhead last term.


What time does Celtic vs Hamilton kick off?
  • This Scottish Premiership clash is the opening match of the season for both sides.
  • It will be held TODAY, August 2 with kick-off at 4.30pm.
  • The last meeting between these two was back in February, where the reigning champions ran out 4-1 winners.
What TV channel is Celtic vs Hamilton on and can I live stream it?
  • You can catch this game live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.
  • Coverage begins at 4pm.
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Odsonne Edouard has been linked with a move away from Glasgow but looks set to lead the line in this curtain-raiser.

Vasilis Barkas is set to start between the sticks, while Leigh Griffiths might have to make do with a place on the bench.

Brian Easton is recovering from ankle surgery for the visitors while David Templeton is a major doubt despite being back in training.

Match odds
  • Celtic to bag three points - 1/16
  • Draw - 12/1
  • Shock Hamilton win - 40/1
  • Both teams to score - 17/10

*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.

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Alexis Sanchez has cost Man Utd a staggering £20MILLION per Premier League goal thanks to sky-high £505k a week wages

ALEXIS SANCHEZ has cost Manchester United a staggering £20MILLION per Premier League goal thanks to his sky-high £505,000 a week wages.

The Chilean forward, 31, joined the Old Trafford ranks in January 2018 as part of a swap deal with Arsenal, as Henrikh Mkhitaryan moved the other way.

3The financial impact of Alexis Sanchez at Man Utd in full 3Man Utd are still paying Alexis Sanchez £395,000 a week for him to play at Inter MilanCredit: EPA

At the time, fans believed the club had played a blinder in signing a superstar without paying a penny.

However, the "free" signing has actually cost the club an eye-watering £60m - with just THREE Premier League goals to show for it.

Man Utd have struggled to compete with the big-boys of English football since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

And the signing of Sanchez was supposed to be the turning point - with the club happy to splash out on his wages.

But the dream quickly turned into a nightmare.

In 18 months, Sanchez managed just three Premier League goals - and five goals in total.

In those first 79 weeks, Man Utd paid Sanchez an obscene £39.9m.

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Eager to get his pay-packet off the books, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looked to sell Sanchez last summer - with no-one either willing or able to afford him.

Eventually, Man Utd allowed the Chilean to join Inter Milan on a season-long loan.

But even then, the Serie A giants were only willing to contribute around 20 per cent of his wages, at £110,000 a week in total.

In the 49 weeks Sanchez has been in Italy, Inter have paid him just £5.4m, with Man Utd paying the remaining £19.4m of wages owed.

That means, since moving to Old Trafford, Sanchez has been paid a total sum of £59.3m by Man Utd.

All in all, that equates to around £20m per Premier League goal scored and £12m per goal across all competitions.

United, again, are set to try to sell Sanchez this summer, with Inter Milan keen after a solid, if unspectacular loan spell.

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However, it's unlikely any club will come knocking on his door with £505,000 a week to splash, particularly thanks to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Inter are rumoured to be willing to take on Sanchez's wage demands - but only if United let them have him for free.

Even then, Sanchez will need to agree to slash his wages at least a fraction or see out the remainder of his contract, probably on the bench, at Old Trafford, with Ed Woodward and Co forced to pay the bill.

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