Week 21 of the 2016-17 Premier League season is here.
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On Saturday Tottenham host West Bromwich Albion (7:30 a.m. ET live NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) at White Hart Lane as Mauricio Pochettino‘s side aim to make it five wins on the spin in the Premier League and keep the heat on the clubs above them. West Brom have only lost once in their last seven PL games against Spurs with Tony Pulis‘ men a bit of a bogey team for the north London club. Speaking of north London…
Arsenal then head to Swansea City (10 a.m. ET live NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) with Paul Clement taking charge of his first game as a Premier League manager as he looks to guide the Swans away from the relegation zone but Arsene Wenger‘s Gunners are still in the title hunt. At the same time West Ham host Crystal Palace (10 a.m. ET live CNBC and online via NBC Sports.com) in a big London derby, with the big news of the week for the Hammers being Dimitri Payet refusing to play and requesting a transfer. Ouch.
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Rounding off Saturday is a big game at the King Power Stadium as Leicester City host Chelsea (12:30 p.m. ET live NBC and online via NBC Sports.com) as the reigning champs host the leaders. Antonio Conte will be looking for a reaction from his side as their 13-game winning streak was ended with a defeat at Tottenham last time out.
On Sunday Everton host Manchester City (8:30 a.m. ET live NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) in the first Merseyside-Manchester clash of the day as former Barcelona stars Ronald Koeman and Pep Guardiola lock horns.
The big game rounds off Week 21 as bitter foes Manchester United and Liverpool collide at Old Trafford on Sunday (11 a.m. ET live NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) with Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp both orchestrating title challenges. This should be an epic encounter full of tension, passion and high-drama.
You can watch every single second of every single game live online via NBC Sports.com and the NBC Sports App, plus you can also watch Premier League “Goal Rush” at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday for all the goals as they go in. Goal Rush is available via NBC Sports.com and the NBC Sports App,
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
7:30 a.m. ET: Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Brom – NBCSN [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: West Ham vs. Crystal Palace – CNBC [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Swansea vs. Arsenal – NBCSN [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Hull City vs. Bournemouth – Premier League Extratime [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Sunderland vs. Stoke City – Premier League Extratime [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Burnley vs. Southampton – NBCSN [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Watford vs. Middlesbrough – Premier League Extratime [STREAM]
12:30 p.m. ET: Leicester City vs. Chelsea – NBC [STREAM]
8:30 a.m. ET: Everton vs. Manchester City – NBCSN [STREAM]
11 a.m. ET: Manchester United vs. Liverpool – NBCSN [STREAM]
Two teams are set to bring in experienced players ahead of the new season, while another veteran has said his goodbye to his former club.
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D.C. United has reportedly signed veteran forward Sebastian Le Toux after spending last season with the Philadelphia Union and the Colorado Rapids.
According to SB Nation’s Black and Red United, Le Toux has inked a one-year deal with D.C. United. Le Toux has scored 57 goals in his time in MLS, with 50 of those goals coming with the Union.
Le Toux has also previously played for the New York Red Bulls, Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders.
Meanwhile, the Portland Timbers are reportedly set to sign long-time Sporting KC defender Chance Myers, who spent the last nine seasons with the Western Conference side.
The 29-year-old had made 147 appearances for Sporting KC since joining MLS, while adding two goals over that span.
Dax McCarty posted a heartfelt message to New York Red Bulls fans, players and staff following the veteran’s move to the Chicago Fire.
The midfielder was recently traded to the Eastern Conference side after the spending the last five-and-half years with the Red Bulls, where McCarty served as the team’s captain.
Virgil Van Dijk‘s quick rise in the Premier League has caught the attention of many around England, and one of the division’s greats has high hopes the Dutchman will join his former side in the future.
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Steven Gerrard has suggested that Liverpool come out and pursue Van Dijk, who joined Southampton back in 2015 from Scottish side Celtic.
Gerrard — who is set to take a coaching position with Liverpool’s academy — believes the budding star would be a strong fit for the Reds, however, the ex-midfielder realizes it’ll be a hard sell.
“Who I think we need, I would go and try and bid for Van Dijk from Southampton,” Gerrard told BT Sport. “But we’ve had enough of their players so that will probably go down like a lead balloon.”
The 25-year-old has made waves in England’s top flight after quickly proving to be one of the division’s top defenders and helping guide the Saints towards the top half of the table since his arrival.
With the NFL no longer the biggest show in town, San Diego could be bringing another football to the city in the near future.
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According to NBC 7 San Diego, FS Investors founder Mike Stone and former Qualcomm Vice Chairman Steve Altman are prepared to reveal their proposal on Monday that will bring a future MLS franchise to San Diego.
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The proposed move includes a stadium plan that will reside where the Chargers’ Qualcomm Stadium currently sits. With the NFL franchise now playing in Los Angeles, the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball are the only remaining professional team in the area, out of the five major sports in the U.S.
NBC 7 is also reporting that a future San Diego team would share its facility with the San Diego State Aztecs football team.
MLS is currently up to 22 teams entering the 2017 season, while Los Angeles FC is also tabbed to enter the league next year. David Beckham’s Miami project is also considered to be the league’s 24th team, and MLS is likely to hold off on further announcements regarding expansion until later in 2017.
If San Diego were to be chosen as an expansion site, the club would become the fourth to call California home in the current state of MLS, joining the San Jose Earthquakes, Los Angeles Galaxy and LA FC (2018).
In addition to San Diego, several other cities are currently vying to enter MLS in the future, including St. Louis, Cincinnati, Sacramento and Charlotte.
Ryan Mason has undergone surgery following a scary collision with Chelsea’s Gary Cahill on Sunday.
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The Hull City midfielder was injured after knocking heads with Cahill during first half of the 2-0 defeat to the Blues. Nine minutes of first-half stoppage time were needed after Mason stayed down on the pitch at Stamford Bridge.
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It has been confirmed by the club that Mason suffered a skull fracture, while it is has also been speculated that the 25-year-old could have had bleeding on his brain.
Mason will remain hospitalized for the “next few days,” according to the Tigers.
“The Club can confirm that Ryan Mason sustained a skull fracture in our fixture at Chelsea this afternoon. He was taken to St Mary’s Hospital where he has undergone surgery.
“Ryan is in a stable condition and is expected to remain in hospital for the next few days.
“Everyone at the Club would like to express their sincere thanks for the excellent and swift care given to Ryan by both the Accident and Emergency department and Neurosurgery Unit at St Mary’s Hospital.
“A further update will be issued tomorrow.”
While Mason was forced off during the match due to the injury, Cahill managed to continue for Chelsea and scored the game’s second goal.