Wednesday’s Premier League Preview: Seven games in action-packed matchday


It’s a wild Wednesday in the Premier League with 14 of 20 teams in action today.

From league leaders to bottom feeders, points are up for grabs all across England, and you can watch every game live online via Live Extra.

Queens Park Rangers vs. Arsenal (2:45 p.m. ET, watch live online via Live Extra)

With Aston Villa’s big win yesterday, QPR has slipped into the drop zone. Three points below safety with two matches in hand, this is a massive contest for the R’s. They will hope to defend the fortress of Loftus Road as London-rivals Arsenal visit today. The last time these two clubs met, Olivier Giroud was sent off as the Gunners hung on for a 2-1 victory. Arsenal looked dominant in their last performance against Everton, but must be careful with an inspired and rested QPR side looking for a shock result.

Manchester City vs. Leicester City (2:45 p.m. ET, watch live online via Live Extra)

Manchester City will look to respond to a disappointing loss against Liverpool over the weekend when the Citizens square off against bottom-side Leicester City. City sit five points behind league-leaders Chelsea and have played one more match than the Blues, with hopes of a title defense dwindling quickly. Luckily for City, they face a Leicester team that hasn’t won in the league since early January.

Newcastle United vs. Manchester United (2:45 p.m. ET, watch live online via Live Extra)

With Newcastle effectively safe in the Premier League yet out of the race for a berth in European competition, there’s nothing to lose for the Magpies today against Manchester United. St. James’ Park will be loud as ever while John Carver’s men look to put a dent in Manchester United’s run for a top-four finish. It will be a tall order for Newcastle, as Wayne Rooney is back in form and will surely be looking to add more goals to his tally.

West Ham United vs. Chelsea (2:45 p.m. ET, watch live online via Live Extra)

Coming off of a win in the Capital One Cup Final, Chelsea has its eyes on more silverware. The next stop on the road to the Premier League title is Upton Park, where a struggling West Ham side will look to reverse its fortunes against the league leaders. With Manchester City dropping points over the weekend, a win for Chelsea would help tighten their grip on the title.

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Swansea City (2:45 p.m. ET, watch live online via Live Extra)

Swansea City has hit a good run of form and has moved up to eighth on the table after successive wins over Manchester United and Burnley. The club’s highest ever point total in the Premier League is 47, and the Swans already have 40 points with ten matches to play. Today they travel to White Hart Lane to face a Spurs side that sits one spot ahead of them on the table. Tottenham has lost its past two matches, getting bounced from the Europa League by Fiorentina before losing to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup Final, but must focus on getting three points to stay in the hunt for a top-four finish.

Stoke City vs. Everton (2:45 p.m. ET, watch live online via Live Extra)

The Potters are looking for three wins on the spin as they host a struggling Everton side at the Britannia today. With Bojan and Stephen Ireland out, Peter Crouch has answered the call from manager Mark Hughes, scoring nine goals on the year, including the game winner against Hull over the weekend. For Everton, holding onto a lead has been the problem, as the Toffees have dropped 17 points from winning positions this season and sit just six points clear of relegation.

Liverpool vs. Burnley (3:00 p.m. ET, watch live online via Live Extra)

Liverpool has been on a superb run, unbeaten in 11 matches while climbing to sixth on the table. If results around the league go the Reds’ way, Liverpool could find themselves tied for third at the end of the day. On the heels of a massive win over Manchester City, Anfield plays host to Burnley, who haven’t won in their last six league matches. Three points for Liverpool would officially put the Premier League on notice, while a loss could derail their run of form.