Premier League Sunday preview: Manchester United vs. Chelsea headlines


Tottenham Hotspur vs. Newcastle United – Live on NBCSN, 9:30 a.m. ET

Spurs have won four of their last five home games vs. Newcastle and will be confident of moving back into the top seven with a win. The Magpies bagged their first win of the PL season last weekend by beating Leicester City. It’s been a torrid start for Alan Pardew’s men and they will be the underdog’s at White Hart Lane. However, that may suit them. Mauricio Pochettino’s revolution in North London had not quite taken off yet, but several fringe players in the past, such as Erik Lamela and Harry Kane, are on the verge of breaking out. Newcastle won 1-0 at Spurs last season, can they repeat that?

Burnley vs. Everton – Live on Premier League Extratime, 9:30 a.m. ET

Is this the match where Burnley finally win in the PL? Sean Dyche’s men are battling hard in every game, but injuries to key strikers means they just don’t look like scoring. As for Everton, the Toffees clicked back into form ominously last time out against Aston Villa in a 3-0 win and the Clarets will have a hard time stopping Romelu Lukaku and co. Everton look to have figured out their defensive issues and that could spell plenty of trouble for Burnley at Turf Moor.

Manchester United vs. Chelsea – Live on NBC, 12 p.m. ET

The big game of the weekend is at Old Trafford as Louis van Gaal faces his old assistant (and close friend, apparently) Jose Mourinho in a battle between two of the greatest tactical minds in world soccer. United are in good form of late as they’re unbeaten in three and will fancy their chances of causing an upset when the league leaders come to town. As for Chelsea, the Blues will likelybe without both Diego Costa and Loic Remy and will have to rely on veteran Didier Drogba in attack. Last season this game was a 0-0 bore draw. But this campaign both teams have turned into superb attacking outfits and will go at it from the start. Expect a rampaging game from the first whistle in front of over 75,000 at the Theatre of Dreams. Can United hand Chelsea their first defeat of the season?