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 NBCSN 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
The managers are meeting the media ahead of this week’s Premier League matches, and many eyes are trained on one specific match-up.
Chelsea and Manchester United meet on Sunday, the first time Jose Mourinho will manage against his old side since his unceremonious exit last winger.
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Mourinho, of course, led Chelsea to the 2014-15 title only to see a miserable start to the following campaign. He was hired at Manchester United this summer, but Conte thinks Mourinho’s Chelsea laurels have earned him some love from Stamford Bridge.
“I have great respect for Mourinho. He deserves a good reception. He was an important man for Chelsea and wrote part of the club’s story.”
Conte also touched on Paul Pogba‘s decision to head back to Old Trafford. The manager guided the French midfielder during their time at Juventus.
“It was Paul Pogba’s dream was to return to Manchester United. I wish him well, but only after this game.”
Conte said John Terry is available to return for Chelsea, and that could be invaluable against a big, strong forward like United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. With the Red Devils having played Thursday, Conte will like his chances a bit more than usual.
The bracket is set for the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals, and ensures that at least one MLS vs. Liga MX semifinal will happen next Spring.
No. 1 seed New York Red Bulls will cross the continent to meet No. 8 Vancouver Whitecaps, with the winner moving on to face the victor of Mexico’s Tigres UANL vs. Pumas UNAM.
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The possibility of an all-Liga MX or all-MLS final still exists, with Pachuca and FC Dallas on opposite sides of the bracket. Arabe Unido gives Panama hope for its first CCL semifinalist, while Saprissa can be Costa Rica’s first semifinalist since 2011.
Of the remaining teams, only Pachuca has won a title in the CCL era (2008-present). Tigres lost in the 2016 final, the only other team to make it that far.
New York Red Bulls (1) vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (8)
Tigres UANL (4) vs. Pumas UNAM (5)
Arabe Unido (2) vs. FC Dallas (7)
Pachuca (3) vs. Saprissa (4)
The first legs will be played in late February, and the bright side to the intra-league quarters will be one MLS side waiting a round before facing a more in-form club playing a traditional season schedule (though that’s an overblown excuse at this point).
Some fans don’t care much for the tournament, while others — myself included — are extremely keen to see an MLS team win the CCL and represent North America in the Club World Cup, where it can get a high profile litmus test in a serious competition (Real Madrid beat Cruz Azul 4-0 in a 2014 semifinal).
World Cup champion Lauren Holiday has had a brain tumor removed, one month after giving birth.
Holiday’s husband, Jrue Holiday of the New Orleans Pelicans, announced that his pregnant wife was diagnosed with an operable tumor in September, and Lauren Holiday has publicly thanked fans for support while requesting prayers.
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The Holidays welcomed their first child earlier this month, and Jrue left the Pelicans preseason to help his wife.
The BBC added this tidbit:
Unbelievably as a three-year-old, she had open-heart surgery to repair a defect and went on to become one of the world’s most respected football players.
Get well soon, Lauren.
Carlos Lizarazo’s ridiculous rocket shook rain off the net in an aesthetically pleasing CONCACAF Champions League goal on Thursday.
The Cruz Azul loanee struck a vicious shot for FC Dallas’ fifth goal, which boosted out of the No. 8 seed for the quarterfinals after a 5-2 win at Suchitepéquez in Guatemala.
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Lizarazo, 25, had two goals in 10 appearances for FCD heading into the game, with both coming in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.