As we head into the second week of the 2014-15 season, the full TV schedule is below and details of how you can watch every game live on your TVs tablets or online via NBC Sports.
On Saturday Aston Villa and Newcastle United clash live on NBCSN at 7:45 a.m. ET. Coming your way at 10 a.m. ET, new boys Leicester City travel to Chelsea to take on Jose Mourinho’s side on NBCSN, then Arsenal and Everton clash at Goodison Park on NBC at 12:30 p.m. ET.
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Then on Sunday Tottenham and Queens Park Rangers square at White Hart Lane in a London derby, watch that live on NBCSN at 8:30 a.m. ET. After that match the show continues up to Sunderland as Manchester United head to the Stadium of Light in search of their first points of the new season at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Week two will finish off with a monster clash between last seasons top two, Manchester City and Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium. Don’t miss that one, on Monday on NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET.
You can watch NBC Sports Group for our feature games and watch every single second of every single game live this season online via NBC Sports Live Extra and the NBC Sports Live Extra App. Via your TV you can watch the games live on Premier League Extra Time.
If you’re looking for full-event replays of Premier League games, you can find them here. They are available soon after the final whistle, but rights limit us to a certain number each week. Looking for game highlights? Try this.
Here’s your full TV schedule for the coming days. Enjoy.
FULL TV SCHEDULE
7:45 a.m. ET: Aston Villa vs. Newcastle United – NBCSN
10 a.m. ET: Chelsea vs. Leicester City – NBCSN
10 a.m. ET: Crystal Palace vs. West Ham United – Premier League Extratime
10 a.m. ET: Southampton vs. West Bromwich Albion – Premier League Extratime
10 a.m. ET: Swansea City vs. Burnley – Premier League Extratime
12:30 p.m. ET: Everton vs. Arsenal – NBC
8:30 a.m. ET: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Queens Park Rangers – CNBC
8:30 a.m. ET: Hull City vs. Stoke City – Premier League Extratime
11 a.m. ET: Sunderland vs. Manchester United – NBCSN
3 p.m. ET: Manchester City vs. Liverpool – NBCSN
Antonio Conte feels he has a bit of an embarrassment of riches in his midfield, not that it’s a problem outside of deciding who hits the pitch.
The Chelsea boss does not plan on selling Nemanja Matic despite the acquisition of N'Golo Kante — in fact Conte thinks Matic can be one of the best in the world.
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That’s not surprising, given that Matic was one of the keys to Chelsea’s 2014-15 PL title run.
Conte says he has some tricky selections to make in the coming days, as Chelsea prepares to open its Premier League season Aug. 15 at West Ham United.
“Kante is a good player and he was a target of our market. I am pleased the club took this player, it’s fantastic,” said the 46-year-old. “The players in a great team like Chelsea must know there are many players that can play. It’s important for me to have a good choice to try the best solution game by game. It’s important for me to see always the right attitude and behaviour from the players.
“When I have players like N’Golo, Nemanja, Cesc, Oscar and Chalobah, and Mikel who is in the Olympics, it is not easy to choose. I want to have this problem.”
For a manager who loves to keep it tight in the midfield, it would be far from shocking to see Matic and Kante behind two attacking mids (Willian and Hazard?) or even three.
Regardless, Chelsea’s match day tactics will be one of the more fascinating subplots of 2016, especially when Conte matches up against the Blues’ former boss Jose Mourinho (Oct. 22 at Stamford Bridge and April 15 at Old Trafford).
MADRID (AP) Brazilian club Corinthians says it has agreed to transfer striker Alexandre Pato to Villarreal in Spain.
Corinthians says on its club website that it has “agreed to the final administrative details of the negotiation” for Pato’s move to Villarreal.
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It adds that both clubs have agreed to not release the financial details of the transfer.
The 26-year-old Pato played for AC Milan from 2007 to 2013, before returning to his native Brazil with Corinthians. He played the second half of last season on loan at Chelsea in the English Premier League.
When news of Sigi Schmid’s departure from Seattle broke, there were plenty of folks wondering who could be the second coach in the Sounders’ MLS history.
One of those doing so publicly was ESPN writer Marc Connolly, who asked whether former Wigan and Everton boss Roberto Martinez could be interested in the gig.
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Fellow media member Taylor Twellman is obviously well-connected, and his reply raised some eyebrows, especially given the news that technical director Carlos Bocanegra is closing in on selecting the first manager in Atlanta United history.
Ryan is the quarterback of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, for those unaware. Martinez and Twellman worked together for ESPN this summer.
Is Martinez to MLS really a thing? He’s also been linked to the vacant Hull City job, and would be one of the highest profile coaches to make the switch in the history of the league.
Four Premier League teams were in action on Tuesday, with two picking up wins and not a clean sheet in the joint.
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MK Dons 1-3 Everton
Ronald Koeman‘s men got goals from Gerard Deulofeu, Ross Barkley and Muhamed Besic, but wasn’t entirely pleased with every facet of their game.
“The team, the players, we need to press better. The pitch in some stages of the game was too long. If you press up front, it means the midfielders they need to push up as well and it’s the same for the defenders.”
Bolton 1-2 Burnley
Andre Gray will likely be a well-known Premier League entity when his career is done, and the way he’s playing it could be by the time this season is complete. The Burnley man scored for the fifth time in four preseason games, and Josh Ginnelly also scored for the Clarets.
Barnsley 2-2 Hull City
Adama Diomande and Jarrod Bowen scored as the Tigers stayed unbeaten in preseason play.
Spurs 1-2 Juventus — RECAP