Premier League Playback: Can Mourinho vs. Wenger become greatest managerial rivalry?

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MOURINHO vs. WENGER, THE NEXT GREAT RIVALRY

Gone are the days of Arsene Wenger vs. Sir Alex Ferguson as the Premier League’s most intriguing managerial battle. Wenger now has a new sparring partner: Jose Mourinho.

This feud has been bubbling up since 2004 when Mourinho first managed Chelsea and last season his jibes that Wenger was a “specialist in failure” taunted Arsenal’s boss, as the Portuguese manager has never lost a game to Arsenal. In 12 games vs. Wenger, Mourinho has now won seven and drawn five following Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat of Arsenal on Sunday.

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All of that pent up frustration surrounding Mourinho proved too much for Wenger to handle on Sunday on the touchline at Stamford Bridge as Gary Cahill clattered into Alexis Sanchez in front of the benches in the first half.

Wenger was furious and wandered towards the Chelsea bench where Mourinho began to wave Arsenal’s manager back dismissively. Much like a schoolyard argument escalating rather quickly, Wenger shoved Mourinho with both hands in the center of his chest and Mourinho got up in the Arsenal bosses face. Physical confrontations between two PL managers does not happen often, if ever.

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Cue both benches piling in to break things up, as the referee and fourth officials stepped in. That sour exchange rumbled on throughout the match as both managers threw verbal abuse at one another on various occasions. That atmosphere carried over to the pitch too. After Cahill’s tackle on Sanchez, Danny Welbeck could have seen red for a late challenge on Cesc Fabregas, while Calum Chambers probably should have seen red too. Wenger, and his players, were distracted and antagonized by Mourinho’s men.

Asked after the game if he would apologize to Mourinho for pushing him, this is what Wenger had to say:

“What is there to regret?” Wenger asked. “I wanted to go from A to B, and somebody confronted me before B without any sign of welcome. B was Sánchez , to see how badly he was injured.” When asked about Mourinho’s comments about the shove, Wenger continued his stance. “Honestly, I don’t listen to what he says. Push him? You would know if I really tried to push [him]. Come on.”

So, here’s what Mourinho had to say about the altercation with Wenger: “It is a derby, it is Chelsea vs. Arsenal. This is not about Mourinho vs. Wenger. It is a local derby and it is important for the table and from an emotional point of view for the supporters, players and everyone. There is always an extra temperature to this game.”

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Is this really not about Mourinho vs. Wenger? Of course it is, to a very large degree these days. Just like the heated touchline arguments, the pizza throwing debacle and the press conference spats Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson got in for nearly two decades, Mourinho is the new Fergie and this rivalry could easily boil up over the next 15 years as the duo aim for long-terms stays at their respective London clubs as both aim to challenge for the title. The big question is, does this managerial rivalry have the potential to rival, and perhaps better, some of the best in PL history? Below are four others which have stood out over the years, with Ferguson (shock horror) heavily involved.

Some top managerial duels in PL history

Keegan vs. Ferguson – During the 1995/96 season, Kevin Keegan delivered the famous “I’d love it” speech after Fergie’s accusations. Manchester United went onto win the title with a stunning comeback as Newcastle crumbled but the feud lasted for a few seasons.

Wenger vs. Ferguson – This is the managerial battle all will be measured by. During the 90’s and early 2000’s, Arsenal and United tossed the PL title back and forth. The bitter rivalry between Wenger and Ferguson will be talked about for decades to come. It’s the stuff legends are made of.

Benitez vs. Mourinho – Liverpool and Chelsea battled it out domestically and in the UEFA Champions League with ‘Rafa’ not a favorite with Moruinho or Chelsea’s fans. So much so that when Benitez managed Chelsea on an interim basis in 2013, Blues fans booed him despite a top four finish and a Europa League title. The hatred remains.

Pellegrini vs. Mourinho – Mourinho is a busy man, as he has another potential feud bubbling up as he handles Wenger. Man City boss Pellegrini became riled up with Mourinho last year over several comments and the two keep sniping back and forth. Slow burner, but could overtake Mourinho vs. Wenger.

The only danger to this intensifying touchline rivalry is that Mourinho and Chelsea could dominate and leave Arsenal and Wenger lagging behind in their shadow. You get the sense that the longer Wenger’s winless streak runs against ‘the Special One’ the more frustrated he becomes. Sunday’s shoving match could be the biggest eruption between two managerial titans of the Premier League. Or, it could be the start of something bigger.

Premier League Schedule – Week 7

Result Recap & Highlights
Aston Villa 0-2 Man City Recap and watch here
Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal Recap and watch here
Hull City 2-0 Palace Recap and watch here
Leicester 2-2 Burnley Recap and watch here
Liverpool 2-1 West Brom Recap and watch here
Man United 2-1 Everton Recap and watch here
Sunderland 3-1 Stoke Recap and watch here
Swansea 2-2 Newcastle Recap and watch here
Tottenham 1-0 Saints Recap and watch here
West Ham 2-0 QPR Recap and watch here

COSTA & FABREGAS AT IT AGAIN

Four of Costa’s nine PL goals have been assisted by Cesc Fabregas this season, as Chelsea’s two big buys this summer have, hands down, strengthened their team considerably.

The deadly duo ripped Arsenal apart in the second half on Sunday with an exquisite chipped pass by Fabregas in the 78th minute setting Costa free as the Spanish international lobbed home to end Arsenal’s second half charge and seal a six win in seven for unbeaten Chelsea.

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Fabregas has seven assists in seven games this season and is now seventh on the list of all-time assists leaders in the PL. If you look at the list below, he’s in good company. Fabregas has also created the highest number of scoring chances in the PL (20).

All-time PL assist leaders

1. Giggs 162 2.Lampard 101 3. Bergkamp 94 4. Gerrard 91 5. Rooney 87 6. Beckham 80 7. Fabregas 77

The former Arsenal man has been a revelation since returning to the PL after a three-year spell back at his hometown club Barcelona. We all remember Cesc being very, very good as a youngster at Arsenal. But has he ever been this good?

Regardless of the frosty reception he received from fans of Chelsea’s London rivals on Sunday (probably because, well, they’re jealous) here’s what a humble Cesc had to say, postgame:

“I have huge respect for Arsenal – they gave me everything when I was little. Without them I wouldn’t be here and I wouldn’t have won what I have won. I have huge respect and I take it in a positive way. I know they love me and it is all because we were together once. Sometimes, circumstances mean these things can happen. But I have always said it – I am not scared. They will always be in my heart forever. But this is football, I am in this fantastic football club now playing with great players, a great coach and great fans and I want to win everything.”

Chelsea tied up deals to sign Costa and Fabregas at the start of the summer and whispers about the duo being “bargains” and “shrewd pickups” have been happening ever since. Now, those early judgement calls on the potential success of Fabregas and Costa at Chelsea seem like a massive understatement.

OTHER TAKEAWAYS FROM A BUSY DAY AT STAMFORD BRIDGE

It was an incredibly busy after in West London as the kick off was delayed due to an issue with the Arsenal fans, several other players apart from Costa and Fabregas shone, plus young Chelsea ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois suffered a head injury. Let’s clear some of it up…

On August 2 this year, the Premier League ushered in a new protocol to help deal with head injuries on and off the field after several incidents occurred last season without precise rules on how players should be treated.

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Thibaut Courtois was involved in an early collision during Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday and after being inspected by the club doctor, it’s unclear who gave the decision on Courtois and if he could or could not continue. Courtois was substituted and has since been cleared after being check by doctors but Mourinho further confused the issue regarding Courtois’ concussion during his postgame press conference as he said:

“On the bench I don’t communicate with the doctors. I just get [their] decisions. Can he stay? Yes. He has to leave? OK. No time to discuss, no medical qualities to discuss. They gave me their decision. For me, that’s correct. The club doctor or medical department should take control and responsibility.”

Below are the updated rules on how concussions will be dealt with in the PL, which should help to clear up any gray areas which exist:

  • Premier League Rulesmaking clear that when a serious head injury is suffered on the pitch (in matches or training) that the ruling of the doctor/medical practitioner is final.
  • The role of “Tunnel Doctors”(it is a new requirement for all Premier League matches to include a Tunnel Doctor) will include supporting the home and/or away team doctors in helping recognize the signs of concussion.
  • Making it mandatory for all Premier League medical staff to carry the Concussion Recognition Tool

Off the pitch, various reports suggested that a flare was let off by Arsenal fans approaching the away section of Stamford Bridge and police stopped others Gunners fans from heading into the stadium while the disturbance was sorted out.

The kick was pushed back to 9:20 a.m. ET, which I’m sure made you folks out on the West Coast pretty darn happy… An FA investigation will be launched into the conduct of the fans in question, as it seems as though some of the Arsenal faithful got inspiration from Champions League rivals Galatasaray after fans of the Turkish clubs put in a, erm, vibrant display at the Emirates last week… Watch here.

Finally, he may not have scored or assisted like he’s usually in the team to do, but was anyone else impressed with Oscar’s defensive effort on Sunday? The diminutive Brazilian forward got stuck in, was throwing himself about and put in a gritty display which he is not know for. Those samba skills can also help you smash into tackles, it seems. Look at the image below as Oscar clattered into 17 tackles but only won two. He may need to work on his timing but the amount of interceptions, tackles and crucial blocks he made to help break up Arsenal’s play was outstanding. A workmanlike performance from one of Chelsea’s mercurial talents proves they’re all in this together.

FALCAO ARRIVES, DE GEA WINS IT FOR UNITED

Premier League Star Performers – Week 7

Player Reason
1. Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) 7 assists in 7 PL games. Magic
2. David De Gea (Man Utd) Saved PK, secured the win
3. Papiss Cisee (N’castle) 2 goals, saving Pardew
4. Steven Fletcher (S’land) 2 goals, 1 assist, pivotal
5. Adam Lallana (Liverpool) 1st goal for Reds, oozed class

Radamel Falcao wheeled away in delight, pulling at his Manchester United jersey and showing it off to the adoring home fans in jubilant scenes. Take a picture of that. Save it. And reuse copiously. You’ll have plenty of chances to do that.

Falcao’s predatory instincts kicked in with 30 minutes left at Old Trafford on Sunday at a pivotal moment in the game. The Colombian anticipated Angel Di Maria scuffing a shot from 35-yards and seemed to glide into the path of the shot, while managing to stay onside, before redirecting it past Tim Howard for his first Manchester United goal. Although Falcao grabbed the game-winning goal, the real hero for the Red Devils was David De Gea.

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Since he arrived as a skinny 20-year-old from Atletico Madrid in 2011, De Gea has often been criticized by United’s fans. On Sunday he bailed them out of a bad situation, becoming the first Premier League ‘keeper to save a Leighton Baines penalty kick just before half time after Luke Shaw had taken down Tony Hibbert. That was impressive but two stunning saves in the final moments of the match preserved all three points for United. First De Gea got a strong right wrist to deny Leon Osman’s blaster, then he made a flying fingertip save with his left hand in injury time as over 75,000 fans at Old Trafford rose to their feet to applaud the Spaniard.

United have only kept two clean sheets in their last 10 Premier League games but De Gea’s performances have been sublime to start the season. Just 23 years old, the Spanish national team ‘keeper is coming into his own, as his performance vs. Everton proved, and he promises to be a key man in Louis van Gaal’s rebuild. Check out the video below to see De Gea’s stunning saves plus all the other action from Week 7 in the Premier League.

REDKNAPP’s PHONECALL

“Hold the phone, we’ve just gone 1-0 down.”

During the first half of QPR’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham United on Sunday, former Hammers player and manager Harry Redknapp was sat on the bench as Rangers struggled to get going. Then Redknapp got a phone call, which we presume was from coach Glenn Hoddle in the stand. Watch the video below to see what happens next as some calls are just too important to miss…

More important than focusing on Premier League survival? Five defeats from seven has QPR rock bottom.

BAD WEEKEND FOR AMERICANS ABROAD

Tim Howard’s Everton lost 2-1 to Manchester United, Brad Guzan’s Aston Villa lost 2-0 to Manchester City and when Stoke City travelled to Sunderland neither Jozy Altidore or Geoff Cameron saw the field. Altidore remains on the outside looking in, as Sunderland strikers Steven Fletcher and Conor Wickham both got on the scoresheet. As for Cameron, he is almost back to full fitness after a week of practice under his belt for the Potters.

All in all, not a great weekend for USMNT in England. And on this topic, here’s Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad for the October friendlies vs. Ecuador (Oct. 10) and Honduras (Oct. 14) as Landon Donovan makes the roster for his farewell game in Connecticut on Friday. ProSoccerTalk will be on site to witness the end of an era, so stay logged onto all the latest U.S. national team news.

Premier League Playback comes out every Monday as PST’s Editor and Lead Writer takes an alternative look at all the action from the weekend. Read the full archive, here

Fulham boss Parker upset after owner Khan apologized

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Fulham did not play well in their 3-0 defeat at home against Aston Villa and they’ve now lost all three of their Premier League games since being promoted.

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Add to that the fact they’ve conceded 10 goals and Scott Parker has a big job on his hands to keep Fulham in the Premier League.

It’s safe to say the Fulham manager also didn’t appreciate the son of owner Shahid Khan apologizing to fans for the performance on social media, as he also repeated that he’s been pushing to sign new defenders for several weeks.

Tony Khan — who is the co-owner, vice chairman and director of football operations at Fulham — detailed their search for a new center back, responded to fans comments on Twitter and said the display against Villa wasn’t good enough.

“I apologize to Fulham FC supporters for our performance tonight. We’ve looked to add centre-backs since Wembley, I’m sorry we haven’t yet as two got COVID and we lost a free we thought was close and had another issue with a fourth CB. I promise players in and better efforts from this squad,” Khan said in a Tweet after full time. “I should and will apologize repeatedly for that performance. I’m sorry everybody. We all need to do a better job. Everyone at the club for the past year worked really hard to get the team up and now we need to work significantly harder to stay up. I promise better efforts than today.”

Safe to say that Parker didn’t appreciate that statement as he spoke to the media ahead of Fulham’s League Cup last 16 game against Brentford.

“I think obviously I said it last night. People have the platform. You own a football club, you can decide how you want to communicate or send a message out. It’s not something I agree with, it’s not helpful from that sense but like I said that’s down to the owner and how he sees it,” Parker said. “There’s one thing that I’m disappointed with and that’s how he’s actually apologizing for the performance and that is something that I don’t agree with and he shouldn’t have. The performance last night was a good performance which was a group of players who have done everything they can, worked tirelessly from the first minute to the 95th. From 3-0 down they were still trying work as much as they can to try and get us back in the game and for that I don’t agree with him.”

This is a double-edged sword.

Many fans will appreciated Khan for responding to complaints publicly and being open and transparent. On the other hand, players and coaching staff at Fulham will probably be slightly bemused that this level of information was shared in a public forum.

Khan, who oversees the day-to-day running of Fulham, has taken a very different approach to transfers than when Fulham were promoted two seasons ago and spent big and were instantly relegated from the Premier League during the 2018-19 season.

It will be intriguing to see if Fulham splash the cash in a big way to back Parker in the final days of the window because their defensive performances suggest they will be relegated straight back to the Championship. It is early days in the Premier League season but Fulham are already having a bit of a meltdown.

Transfer news: Sarr to Manchester United

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Ismaila Sarr to Manchester United is the latest back-up option for Jadon Sancho.

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According to the Daily Mail, Ismaila Sarr to Manchester United is emerging as their best possible option this summer as negotiations with Borussia Dortmund aren’t going well.

Sarr would be a good alternative, but he is valued at over $57 million by Watford. Surely spending that kind of cash just for the sake of it rather than waiting an extra 6-12 months for Sancho is a mistake?

The Watford and Senegal winger, 22, was one of the only positives to come from the Hornets’ relegation from the Premier League last season and was chased by Liverpool earlier this summer before they signed Diogo Jota instead.

After a slow start to life in England after his arrival from Ligue 1 side Rennes, Sarr scored twice in Watford’s shock 3-0 win over Liverpool and added another in a shock win against Man United, as he netted six goals and grabbed four assists in total.

Not bad for his first season in the Premier League, but is he any better than Daniel James, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata as back-up options? Probably, but spending over $50 million to sign him seems more out of desperation than planning.

That’s no disrespect to Sarr, but it shows that Manchester United are perhaps getting a little nervy and anxious in the final days of the window. Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has signed Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek this summer but United have missed out on Sergio Reguillon and Gareth Bale (who both went to Tottenham) and Thiago Alcantara who chose Liverpool instead.

Sancho is understandably their top target and Dortmund know that. They also know that selling Sancho this summer makes little sense as his transfer value is at its lowest and will rise to close to the $150 million they want for him when the market (hopefully) gets back to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic develops.

Sarr is a very good winger and in a team like Manchester United which will provide him with plenty of the ball out wide and on counter attacks he will slot in very nicely. But is he going to start ahead of Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford? No. He is a player who can be added to the rotation and add strength to the squad but what happens next summer if Man United do land Sancho?

There needs to be a better long-term transfer plan at Manchester United rather than just buying players each and every summer for the sake of it.

Lyon give Arsenal boost amid latest Aouar update

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Aouar to Arsenal continues to be in the works, as more talks are scheduled in the final days of the transfer window and Lyon have given the Gunners a timely boost.

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Lyon president Jean-Michael Aulas confirmed over the weekend that Arsenal have made an opening bid for Houssem Aouar, 22, but that he rejected it, and he’s now suggested the offer was well b

Asked about Arsenal’s pursuit of Aouar, the outspoken Lyon president had the following to say about the bid which is believed to be around $44.6 million.

“There was a timid offer, it was not an offer that was even susceptible to making us consider a sale,” Aulas said.

Asked how much he would want for Aouar, $46 million or $58 million, Aulas replied: “More than the first number that you mentioned.”

So, it appears they aren’t too far apart on their valuation and Lyon appear to be lining up Aouar’s replacement as Sky in Italy believe that they’ve agreed to sign Lucas Paqueta from AC Milan.

The dominoes are falling into place ahead of the final few days of the summer transfer window.

Aouar was superb in Lyon’s unexpected run to the UEFA Champions League semifinal in 2019-20 and his creativity will certainly add an extra dimension to Arsenal’s midfield. Mikel Arteta’s side battled hard in their 3-1 loss at Liverpool on Monday but couldn’t connect passes in midfield and Aouar is a master at that.

Alongside one of Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos he would be brilliant in Arsenal’s 3-4-3 formation.  The French international midfield is a perfect player for Mikel Arteta’s system. He is silky on the ball and calm to help dictate possession, while he also isn’t afraid of his defensive duties.

This move for Aouar suggests that Lucas Torreira, Mateo Guendouzi and Mohamed Elneny are all set to move on as Arteta focuses on quality over quantity and is said to still want Ateltico Madrid’s holding midfielder Thomas Partey too, although that seems like a long shot now.

Aouar to Arsenal would be another statement of intent from the Gunners who have added Gabriel at center back plus Willian out wide and Arteta has developed a host of young players over the last 10 months. Slowly but surely the pieces are falling into place as Arteta tries to push Arsenal back into the top four.

NBC Sports Premier League schedule

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The new NBC Sports Premier League schedule for the 2020-21 season has been released with dates for the new campaign confirmed and details on how to watch Premier League in the USA on TV and via Peacock online all below.

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Premier League games will be aired across NBC and NBCSN this season, with games also streamed live online via Peacock which replaces NBC Sports Gold. The Premier League schedule is now confirmed with the opening day, festive fixtures and final day all set and below you will find all of the details on how to watch Premier League in the USA.

Premier League schedule release day is always a fun time for fans across the world and now you need to find out exactly how to watch the Premier League in the USA as the new season starts on September 12.

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Game times for September have been published, as the TV schedule for the opening month of the season has also been released. With the 2020-21 season coming less than seven weeks after the 2019-20 season finished, things will be getting back into action very quickly.

‘Project Restart’ was a big success as the league returned on June 17 after being suspended on March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Just like the end to the 2019-20 campaign, the start of the 2020-21 season will see games played in empty stadiums at home venues but the UK government hope to have some fans back in attendance by early October.

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The full Premier League schedule and details on how to watch Premier League in the USA this season are below.

The Premier League schedule one of the key parts of the new streaming platform, and to watch PL games you will have to sign up to an ad-supported premium tier for $4.99/month, serving no more than five minutes of advertising per hour. An ad-free version of the premium tier is also available for $9.99/month. For more on the Premier League schedule on Peacock, click here.

Peacock and Roku have also announced that Peacock is now available nationwide on the Roku platform. Premier League fans who use the platform can now find exclusive Peacock Premium matches on Roku.

Peacock is widely available across Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; the Roku platform; Google platforms and devices including Android™, Android TV™ devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; and VIZIO SmartCast™ TVs and LG Smart TVs; as well as Sony PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers, enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost.

If you haven’t yet checked it out and would like a free 7-day preview of the Peacock Premium service, which will include access to all of this weekend’s live Premier League matches, you can sign up here.

PEACOCK PREMIUM TO FEATURE MORE THAN 175 EXCLUSIVE PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHES IN 2020-21 SEASON

NBC Sports and Peacock will present more than 175 exclusive Premier League matches on Peacock Premium in the 2020-21 season. In total, Peacock Premium will present more than 1,500 hours of Premier League live match and shoulder programming – the most robust offering ever available in the U.S. Included are full-event replays for all 380 matches on-demand (after 9 p.m. ET).

All content presented on NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” will shift exclusively to Peacock Premium for the start of the 2020-21 Premier League season. For more information, click here.

Below is the Premier League schedule on NBC Sports for September 12 to May 23 (all games 10am ET unless otherwise stated) as the channels and times for games will be confirmed in due course and here’s how to watch the Premier League in the USA.


Premier League: How to watch Premier League in USA, full schedule (all times EST)

Saturday 12 September

Fulham 0-3 Arsenal – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Liverpool 4-3 Leeds United – NBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY
West Ham 0-2 Newcastle United – Peacock Premium – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Saturday 13 September

West Brom 0-3 Leicester City – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Spurs 0-1 Everton – Peacock Premium – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Burnley v Man Utd (Postponed to later date due to European appearance)
Man City v Aston Villa (Postponed to later date due to European appearance)

Monday 14 September

Sheffield United 0-2 Wolves – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Brighton 1-3 Chelsea – Peacock Premium – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Saturday 19 September

Everton 5-2 West Brom – Peacock Premium – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Leeds United 4-3 Fulham – Peacock Premium – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Manchester United 1-3 Crystal Palace – Peacock Premium – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Arsenal 2-1 West Ham – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 20 September

Southampton 2-5 Spurs – Peacock Premium – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Newcastle United 0-3 Brighton – Peacock Premium – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool – Peacock Premium – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Leicester City 4-2 Burnley – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Monday 21 September

Aston Villa 1-0 Sheffield United – Peacock Premium – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Wolves 1-3 Man City – Peacock Premium – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Saturday 26 September

Brighton 2-3 Man Utd – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Crystal Palace 1-2 Everton – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
West Brom 3-3 Chelsea – NBC – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Burnley 0-1 Southampton – Peacock Premium – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Sunday 27 September

Sheffield United 0-1 Leeds United – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Spurs 1-1 Newcastle United – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Man City 2-5 Leicester City – NBCSN – FULL MATCH REPLAY
West Ham 4-0 Wolves – Peacock Premium – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Monday 28 September

Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa – Peacock Premium – FULL MATCH REPLAY
Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal – Peacock Premium – FULL MATCH REPLAY

Saturday 3 October

7:30am ET: Chelsea v Crystal Palace – Peacock Premium – STREAM LIVE
10am ET: Everton v Brighton – NBCSN
12:30pm ET: Leeds United v Man City – NBC
3pm ET: Newcastle United v Burnley – Peacock Premium – STREAM LIVE

Sunday 4 October

7am ET: Leicester City v West Ham – Peacock Premium – STREAM LIVE
7am ET: Southampton v West Brom – Peacock Premium – STREAM LIVE
9am ET: Arsenal v Sheffield United – Peacock Premium – STREAM LIVE
9am ET: Wolves v Fulham – NBCSN
11:30am ET: Man Utd v Spurs – NBCSN
2:15pm ET: Aston Villa v Liverpool – NBCSN

Saturday 17 October

Chelsea v Southampton
Crystal Palace v Brighton
Everton v Liverpool
Leeds United v Wolves
Leicester City v Aston Villa
Man City v Arsenal
Newcastle United v Man Utd
Sheffield United v Fulham
Spurs v West Ham
West Brom v Burnley

Saturday 24 October

Arsenal v Leicester City
Aston Villa v Leeds United
Brighton v West Brom
Burnley v Spurs
Fulham v Crystal Palace
Liverpool v Sheffield United
Man Utd v Chelsea
Southampton v Everton
West Ham v Man City
Wolves v Newcastle United

Saturday 31 October

Aston Villa v Southampton
Burnley v Chelsea
Fulham v West Brom
Leeds United v Leicester City
Liverpool v West Ham
Man Utd v Arsenal
Newcastle United v Everton
Sheffield United v Man City
Spurs v Brighton
Wolves v Crystal Palace

Saturday 7 November

Arsenal v Aston Villa
Brighton v Burnley
Chelsea v Sheffield United
Crystal Palace v Leeds United
Everton v Man Utd
Leicester City v Wolves
Man City v Liverpool
Southampton v Newcastle United
West Brom v Spurs
West Ham v Fulham

Saturday 21 November

Aston Villa v Brighton
Burnley v Crystal Palace
Fulham v Everton
Leeds United v Arsenal
Liverpool v Leicester City
Man Utd v West Brom
Newcastle United v Chelsea
Sheffield United v West Ham
Spurs v Man City
Wolves v Southampton

Saturday 28 November

Arsenal v Wolves
Brighton v Liverpool
Chelsea v Spurs
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United
Everton v Leeds United
Leicester City v Fulham
Man City v Burnley
Southampton v Man Utd
West Brom v Sheffield United
West Ham v Aston Villa

Saturday 5 December

Aston Villa v Newcastle United
Brighton v Southampton
Burnley v Everton
Chelsea v Leeds United
Liverpool v Wolves
Man City v Fulham
Sheffield United v Leicester City
Spurs v Arsenal
West Brom v Crystal Palace
West Ham v Man Utd

Saturday 12 December

Arsenal v Burnley
Crystal Palace v Spurs
Everton v Chelsea
Fulham v Liverpool
Leeds United v West Ham
Leicester City v Brighton
Man Utd v Man City
Newcastle United v West Brom
Southampton v Sheffield United
Wolves v Aston Villa

Tuesday 15 December

2:45pm ET: Arsenal v Southampton
2:45pm ET: Aston Villa v Burnley
2:45pm ET: Fulham v Brighton
2:45pm ET: Leeds United v Newcastle United
2:45pm ET: Leicester City v Everton
2:45pm ET: Sheffield United v Man Utd
2:45pm ET: West Ham v Crystal Palace
2:45pm ET: Wolves v Chelsea

Wednesday 16 December

3pm ET: Liverpool v Spurs
3pm ET: Man City v West Brom

Saturday 19 December

Brighton v Sheffield United
Burnley v Wolves
Chelsea v West Ham
Crystal Palace v Liverpool
Everton v Arsenal
Man Utd v Leeds United
Newcastle United v Fulham
Southampton v Man City
Spurs v Leicester City
West Brom v Aston Villa

Saturday 26 December

Arsenal v Chelsea
Aston Villa v Crystal Palace
Fulham v Southampton
Leeds United v Burnley
Leicester City v Man Utd
Liverpool v West Brom
Man City v Newcastle United
Sheffield United v Everton
West Ham v Brighton
Wolves v Spurs

Monday 28 December

Brighton v Arsenal
Burnley v Sheffield United
Chelsea v Aston Villa
Crystal Palace v Leicester City
Everton v Man City
Man Utd v Wolves
Newcastle United v Liverpool
Southampton v West Ham
Spurs v Fulham
West Brom v Leeds United

Saturday 2 January

Brighton v Wolves
Burnley v Fulham
Chelsea v Man City
Crystal Palace v Sheffield United
Everton v West Ham
Man Utd v Aston Villa
Newcastle United v Leicester City
Southampton v Liverpool
Spurs v Leeds United
West Brom v Arsenal

Tuesday 12 January*

2:45pm ET: Arsenal v Crystal Palace
2:45pm ET: Aston Villa v Spurs
2:45pm ET: Fulham v Man Utd
2:45pm ET: Leeds United v Southampton
2:45pm ET: Leicester City v Chelsea
2:45pm ET: Sheffield United v Newcastle United
2:45pm ET: West Ham v West Brom
2:45pm ET: Wolves v Everton

Wednesday 13 January*

3pm ET: Liverpool v Burnley
3pm ET: Man City v Brighton

*Matchweek 18 fixtures initially allocated to 12-13 January will be played across 12-13 January and 20 January 2021. The split of matches will be determined when the broadcast selections for January are announced.

Saturday 16 January

Arsenal v Newcastle United
Aston Villa v Everton
Fulham v Chelsea
Leeds United v Brighton
Leicester City v Southampton
Liverpool v Man Utd
Man City v Crystal Palace
Sheffield United v Spurs
West Ham v Burnley
Wolves v West Brom

Tuesday 26 January

2:45pm ET: Brighton v Fulham
2:45pm ET: Burnley v Aston Villa
2:45pm ET: Everton v Leicester City
3pm ET: Man Utd v Sheffield United
3pm ET: West Brom v Man City

Wednesday 27 January

2:45pm ET: Chelsea v Wolves
2:45pm ET: Newcastle United v Leeds United
2:45pm ET: Southampton v Arsenal
2:45pm ET: Spurs v Liverpool
3pm ET: Crystal Palace v West Ham

Saturday 30 January

Arsenal v Man Utd
Brighton v Spurs
Chelsea v Burnley
Crystal Palace v Wolves
Everton v Newcastle United
Leicester City v Leeds United
Man City v Sheffield United
Southampton v Aston Villa
West Brom v Fulham
West Ham v Liverpool

Tuesday 2 February

2:45pm ET: Aston Villa v West Ham
2:45pm ET: Burnley v Man City
2:45pm ET:  Fulham v Leicester City
2:45pm ET: Leeds United v Everton
2:45pm ET: Sheffield United v West Brom
2:45pm ET: Wolves v Arsenal
3pm ET: Man Utd v Southampton

Wednesday 3 February

2:45pm ET: Newcastle United v Crystal Palace
2:45pm ET: Spurs v Chelsea
3pm ET: Liverpool v Brighton

Saturday 6 February

Aston Villa v Arsenal
Burnley v Brighton
Fulham v West Ham
Leeds United v Crystal Palace
Liverpool v Man City
Man Utd v Everton
Newcastle United v Southampton
Sheffield United v Chelsea
Spurs v West Brom
Wolves v Leicester City

Saturday 13 February

Arsenal v Leeds United
Brighton v Aston Villa
Chelsea v Newcastle United
Crystal Palace v Burnley
Everton v Fulham
Leicester City v Liverpool
Man City v Spurs
Southampton v Wolves
West Brom v Man Utd
West Ham v Sheffield United

Saturday 20 February

Arsenal v Man City
Aston Villa v Leicester City
Brighton v Crystal Palace
Burnley v West Brom
Fulham v Sheffield United
Liverpool v Everton
Man Utd v Newcastle United
Southampton v Chelsea
West Ham v Spurs
Wolves v Leeds United

Saturday 27 February

Chelsea v Man Utd
Crystal Palace v Fulham
Everton v Southampton
Leeds United v Aston Villa
Leicester City v Arsenal
Man City v West Ham
Newcastle United v Wolves
Sheffield United v Liverpool
Spurs v Burnley
West Brom v Brighton

Saturday 6 March

Aston Villa v Wolves
Brighton v Leicester City
Burnley v Arsenal
Chelsea v Everton
Liverpool v Fulham
Man City v Man Utd
Sheffield United v Southampton
Spurs v Crystal Palace
West Brom v Newcastle United
West Ham v Leeds United

Saturday 13 March

Arsenal v Spurs
Crystal Palace v West Brom
Everton v Burnley
Fulham v Man City
Leeds United v Chelsea
Leicester City v Sheffield United
Man Utd v West Ham
Newcastle United v Aston Villa
Southampton v Brighton
Wolves v Liverpool

Saturday 20 March

Brighton v Newcastle United
Burnley v Leicester City
Crystal Palace v Man Utd
Fulham v Leeds United
Liverpool v Chelsea
Man City v Wolves
Sheffield United v Aston Villa
Spurs v Southampton
West Brom v Everton
West Ham v Arsenal

Saturday 3 April

Arsenal v Liverpool
Aston Villa v Fulham
Chelsea v West Brom
Everton v Crystal Palace
Leeds United v Sheffield United
Leicester City v Man City
Man Utd v Brighton
Newcastle United v Spurs
Southampton v Burnley
Wolves v West Ham

Saturday 10 April

Brighton v Everton
Burnley v Newcastle United
Crystal Palace v Chelsea
Fulham v Wolves
Liverpool v Aston Villa
Man City v Leeds United
Sheffield United v Arsenal
Spurs v Man Utd
West Brom v Southampton
West Ham v Leicester City

Saturday 17 April

Arsenal v Fulham
Aston Villa v Man City
Chelsea v Brighton
Everton v Spurs
Leeds United v Liverpool
Leicester City v West Brom
Man Utd v Burnley
Newcastle United v West Ham
Southampton v Crystal Palace
Wolves v Sheffield United

Saturday 24 April

Arsenal v Everton
Aston Villa v West Brom
Fulham v Spurs
Leeds United v Man Utd
Leicester City v Crystal Palace
Liverpool v Newcastle United
Man City v Southampton
Sheffield United v Brighton
West Ham v Chelsea
Wolves v Burnley

Saturday 1 May

Brighton v Leeds United
Burnley v West Ham
Chelsea v Fulham
Crystal Palace v Man City
Everton v Aston Villa
Man Utd v Liverpool
Newcastle United v Arsenal
Southampton v Leicester City
Spurs v Sheffield United
West Brom v Wolves

Saturday 8 May

Arsenal v West Brom
Aston Villa v Man Utd
Fulham v Burnley
Leeds United v Spurs
Leicester City v Newcastle United
Liverpool v Southampton
Man City v Chelsea
Sheffield United v Crystal Palace
West Ham v Everton
Wolves v Brighton

Tuesday 11 May

2:45pm ET: Brighton v West Ham
2:45pm ET: Burnley v Leeds United
2:45pm ET: Everton v Sheffield United
3pm ET: Man Utd v Leicester City
3pm ET: West Brom v Liverpool

Wednesday 12 May

2:45pm ET: Chelsea v Arsenal
2:45pm ET: Newcastle United v Man City
2:45pm ET: Southampton v Fulham
2:45pm ET: Spurs v Wolves
3pm ET: Crystal Palace v Aston Villa

Saturday 15 May

Brighton v Man City
Burnley v Liverpool
Chelsea v Leicester City
Crystal Palace v Arsenal
Everton v Wolves
Man Utd v Fulham
Newcastle United v Sheffield United
Southampton v Leeds United
Spurs v Aston Villa
West Brom v West Ham

Sunday 23 May

Arsenal v Brighton
Aston Villa v Chelsea
Fulham v Newcastle United
Leeds United v West Brom
Leicester City v Spurs
Liverpool v Crystal Palace
Man City v Everton
Sheffield United v Burnley
West Ham v Southampton
Wolves v Manchester United