Huddersfield's record signing Steve Mounie and Tom Ince are among nine new summer signings hoping to play for the Terriers.
To be honest, when it comes to the first fixture of the new season, facing a side with momentum from a promotion-winning campaign is not the sort of game any team would want up first.
"The pundits are there to voice their opinion, this is obviously their opinion, as it was last season".
"The performance was good today and the result excellent", he said. "He feels a responsibility for all the players in our dressing room and for the Club and that's exactly what we need from him".
Town's German manager David Wagner was less surprised than those observers who have tipped his team to go straight back down to the Championship.
De Boer's appointment may signal a change in philosophy as the Dutch manager has already made his player development intentions known in the transfer market.
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"I am very pleased to be joining Crystal Palace and after speaking with the gaffer a couple of weeks ago I was delighted to have the opportunity to come over and play in the Premier League", Riedewald said.
De Boer has taken over with no experience of English football, but having managed Ajax and Inter.
Over the past 20 years Crystal Palace and Huddersfield have met 8 times, three times won the "Terriers", once the "eagles" and 4 games ended in a draw.
"We were a lot of times very close to make the 2-1 and if we make the 2-1 I have a very good feeling that we at least get a point".
He leaves the professional game as a player with 460 games to his name, with a majority of his career being in the Premier League and Cardiff City, with clubs like Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace, Cardiff City and Fulham to name.
Since 2008-09, only four newly promoted sides have won on the opening day in the Premier League - but all, like Huddersfield, had won promotion via the play-offs; Hull in 2008 and 2016, Blackpool in 2010 and West Ham in 2012.
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