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STREAM: Premier League schedule – Week 24

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Week 24 of the 2016-17 Premier League season is here.

[ STREAM: Every PL game live here ]

Kicking things off is a huge clash as Chelsea host Arsenal (7:30 a.m. ET live NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) in a massive London derby at Stamford Bridge. If Chelsea win they will all but knock Arsenal out of the title race with Antonio Conte‘s side going 12 points clear of the Gunners. If Arsenal win then they will breath new life into the title race. High stakes.

Hull City then host Liverpool at the KCOM Stadium (10 a.m. ET live NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) with Jurgen Klopp‘s side looking for the first PL win of 2017 after drawing three and losing one of their last four matches. At the same time as that clash Crystal Palace welcome Sunderland to Selhurst Park  (10 a.m. ET live CNBC and online via NBC Sports.com) as Sam Allardyce hosts his former club fresh from his first PL win as Palace’s manager, plus a strong end to the transfer window.

[ STREAM: Premier League “Goal Rush” ]

Rounding off Saturday is a big game at White Hart Lane as Tottenham Hotspur welcome struggling Middlesbrough (12:30 p.m. ET live NBC and online via NBC Sports.com). Mauricio Pochettino‘s side could potentially close the gap on leaders Chelsea and will be more motivated than ever after slipping up in midweek away at Sunderland.

On Sunday, Manchester City host Swansea City (8:30 a.m. ET live NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) fresh from battering West Ham at the London Stadium in midweek. Pep Guardiola looks to have found a new star in Gabriel Jesus. Can City get back in the title race against a Swansea team who have won three of their last four?

Rounding off Week 24, reigning champions Leicester City host top-four chasing Manchester United (11 a.m. ET live NBCSN and online via NBC Sports.com) at the King Power Stadium. Claudio Ranieri‘s men are in real trouble and sit just two points above the relegation zone going into this match. Jose Mourinho and United drew yet again in midweek as their title hopes are all but over and their focus is on closing the gap to the top four.

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

Saturday
7:30 a.m. ET: Chelsea vs. Arsenal – NBCSN [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Hull City vs. Liverpool – NBCSN [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Crystal Palace vs. Sunderland – CNBC [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Everton vs. Bournemouth – Premier League Extratime [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Southampton vs. West Ham – Premier League Extratime [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Watford vs. Burnley – Premier League Extratime [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: West Brom vs. Stoke City – Premier League Extratime [STREAM]
12:30 p.m. ET: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Middlesbrough – NBC [STREAM]

Sunday
8:30 a.m. ET: Manchester City vs. Swansea City – NBCSN [STREAM]
11 a.m. ET: Leicester City vs. Manchester United – NBCSN [STREAM

Wenger confirms Ospina will start pair while Ozil, Ramsey miss out

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Arsene Wenger confirmed in his pre-match press conference that goalkeeper Petr Cech will get an extended rest with a pair of Cup games on the horizon for Arsenal.

In his place, David Ospina will start both Thursday’s Europa League Round of 32 match against Ostersund and Sunday’s EFL Cup Final against Manchester City. Ospina is no stranger to this type of rotation, with the Colombian owning just 30 starts over the last three seasons in national and international Cup competitions compared to just seven Premier League appearances.

In addition, Wenger also confirmed that Mesut Ozil will miss out for Thursday’s match due to illness, but is expected back for Sunday’s EFL Cup final. Arsenal has a 3-0 lead over Swedish club Ostersund after the first leg, with the second leg to be played at the Emirates.

Wenger said Aaron Ramsey is back in training, and while he will not be risked in the Europa League match in his return from a groin injury that saw him miss the North London derby loss, he could be in contention to play against Manchester City. [Ramsey] is not in the squad tomorrow, he had a good training session. We will see how his evolution goes between now and Sunday. I don’t rule him out.”

Ramsey scored a hat-trick in the 5-1 win over Everton in early February, but has played just 181 minutes since picking up a hamstring injury in mid-December.

Finally, Wenger said that Danny Welbeck and Henrikh Mkhitaryan will both receive starting spots against Ostersund, as will some unnamed youth products. Welbeck has been out of Premier League action since mid-January, stuck behind Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but he received four minutes off the bench in the North London derby and will get another opportunity in the Europa League to prove his worth.

Conte admits job security speculation will always exist at Chelsea

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Antonio Conte admits that he will always face speculation about his tenure as manager while he is employed at Chelsea, but dismissed it as “no problem for me.”

There is a general acceptance that Conte will part ways with Chelsea at the end of the season given the tough times the club has seen this campaign. The Blues are hanging on to a Champions League place by a thread, and struggled through a January that included just two wins across all competitions in six matches.

“I’ve said it very clearly: I’ve got a contract until 2019 and I intend to respect this, but you know anything can happen in football,” Conte told Italian publication Mediaset. “It takes two to be happy and continue a marriage. Our work is unique because we’ve always got our suitcase in our hands.”

Conte did issue somewhat of a warning to Chelsea, however, that if he were to be fired, it could come back to haunt the club, as he would have no shortage of offers. “My intention is to respect my contract, but if something were to happen, it would open up different scenarios.” Big clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid could have job openings this summer if their lofty goals aren’t met, and those places would be attractive destinations for Conte, who won the Premier League title with Chelsea just last year.

“It’s a bit the history of Chelsea and inevitable when, in the past, in 14 years, 10 coaches have been changed,” he said. “Clearly when there is this habit, let’s say, the press play on it and as soon as there is a result or two which don’t go your way, they try to put the pressure on.

“But it’s no problem for me. I hope that this pressure doesn’t harm the players, not me, because I go looking for pressure.”

CCL: Toronto wins; Wild Herediano comeback

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On a single-digit Tuesday that severely limited the attendance at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, where the Colorado Rapids and Toronto FC dueled in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals.

Jonathan Osorio’s second half goal put the Reds in front and Sebastian Giovinco had a goal and an assist and the visitors take a 2-0 decision back to Ontario.

The best chance of a preseason quality first half saw Dominique Badji flub the best chance of the stage into the feet of Alex Bono.

Toronto took the lead, nabbing the away goal through Osorio’s header of a Sebastian Giovinco cross. And the Atomic Ant got on the board with a goal of his own off an Auro assist with 17 minutes to play.

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Tuesday’s other first leg saw Herediano and Tigres play to a 2-2 draw in Costa Rica, with the Liga MX visitors taking a pair of away goals but shocked by a pair of stoppage time concessions.

Francisco Meza scored in the 15th minute and Lucas Zelarayan seemingly put it to bed with 15 minutes to play.

But Yendrick Ruiz converted a 90th minute penalty kick before ex-DC United forward Jairo Arrieta did this ahead of the Feb. 22 second leg in Mexico.

Another American heads to Schalke: Zyen Jones

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Bundesliga mainstays Schalke have added yet another American, this one 17-year-old Zyen Jones of Atlanta United. Jones is a forward with the U.S. U-17 national team.

Like Josh Sargent, who signed his deal with Werder Bremen on Tuesday, he’ll head overseas and sign a pro contract on Aug. 25, his 18th birthday.

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Jones will join several potential USMNT teammates in Gelsenkirchen, including injured senior team midfielder Weston McKennie and youngster Nick Taitague (19). Forward Haji Wright is on loan at Sandhausen.