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Midweek Premier League match slate highlighted by first-placed Chelsea visiting West Ham United this Wednesday at 2:45pm ET on NBCSN
Coverage Kicks Off With Premier League Live Tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN Followed by Aston Villa v. West Bromwich Albion; Queens Park Rangers v. Tottenham Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN; THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN; All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
NBC Sports Group presents 10 mid-week Premier League matches, highlighted by first-place Chelsea visiting... Read the rest of the article »
Samsung had been Chelsea's main sponsor since 2005. This new deal sets them just behind Manchester United.
The money to reel in players like Raphael Varane to Stamford Bridge could come from the shirts Chelsea wears in every game. The London club signed a £40million a year deal for five years with Yokohama this Thursday.
This deal sets Chelsea ahead of Liverpool and Manchester City when it comes to settling an agreement to sponsor the shirts of the team. Manchester United still tops the list... Read the rest of the article »
The team has added 13 points by scoring late goals in games. Hull City is the worst when it comes to securing score in a game
The game is not over until the referee blows the whistle. It is a common saying in football, but not many teams have mastered it so well as Tottenham. The Spurs have racked up 13 points this season in the last five minutes of their games.
No other team in the English Premier League has been as effective in the closing minutes of a game than Tottenham. It showed just that in their recent game... Read the rest of the article »
An interesting transfer rumour has emerged concerning two top strikers, despite the summer window being months away.
Simply put, Manchester United loanee Radamel Falcao has failed to live up to expectations since making a much-anticipated move to Old Trafford last year.
The 29-year-old Colombian international was unfortunate to miss out on the World Cup due to a knee injury whilst playing for Monaco and since then has struggled to regain the same goal-scoring form whilst at Porto and Atletico Madrid that made... Read the rest of the article »
The center back started the game on the bench, came in for Phil Jones, and scored just one minute after going into the pitch.
Like in a movie script, the hero came from nowhere. Following Phil Jones' substitution just after five minutes of playing time, Chris Smalling managed to come into the pitch and send the first ball he touched into the back of the net, helping Manchester United take the lead against Burnley.
Even with Danny Ings equalizer six minutes later, Manchester United were determined to make their home... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinian striker led the Sky Blues past Stoke City with two goals, keeping themselves within reach of league leader Chelsea.
Just when things were starting to look a little bit dark for the current Premier League champions, Sergio Aguero scored a brace to end their five game winless streak against Stoke City. The Argentinian scored the game opener for his side after 33 minutes, but the team's shaky defense were not able to hold Peter Crouch, who scored five minutes later.
After the break, James Milner gave back the... Read the rest of the article »
The Italian striker came in for Daniel Sturridge after 74 minutes, scoring the game-winning goal for Liverpool nine minutes later.
It seemed like Liverpool fans were never going to witness something like this, but today's match proved to be a historic date for the Reds, having the Italian striker scoring his first Premier League goal for Brendan Rodgers' squad.
Following his 16 million euro transfer back in August, Balotelli had been a flop for the Reds all season, but today he managed to score the game-winning goal for... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinian manager could be joining Manchester City next summer, since Manuel Pellegrini's future with the team is no longer secure.
With their season apparently ending with no trophies, Manchester City could be set to make a managerial change. If that ends up being the case, current Atletico Madrid Diego Simeone would be the man for the job, according to several English sources.
The club's first contact with Simeone came back in November, when the Citizens were facing elimination from the UEFA Champions League group stage.... Read the rest of the article »
Chelsea host Manchester City in a game that could decide this year's Premier League Champion.
With the Premier League's first place at stake, Chelsea will have the current title holders playing at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Regardless of the rivalry between Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini, a victory for the Blues could mean an insurmountable advantage, while three points for the Sky Blues would close the gap between the two sides.
During the course of the season, both teams... Read the rest of the article »
NBCUniversal’s Hispanic cable network mun2, which transforms into NBC UNIVERSO on Feb. 1, continues its coverage of the 2014/2015 season of the Premier League with three can’t be missed matchups this weekend.
The action commences on mun2 on Sat., Jan. 31, with Manchester United vs Leicester City, at 9:55 a.m. ET / 6:55 a.m. PT; followed by Chelsea vs. Manchester City, at 12:25 p.m. ET / 9:25 a.m. PT. Capping off the action and starting an exciting slate of top-quality sports programming on NBC UNIVERSO on Sun. Feb. 1, at 8:25 a.m. ET / 5:25 a.m. PT, will be Arsenal vs. Aston Villa.
mun2 / NBC... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish defender also stated he would love to retire playing for Real Madrid, despite all the rumors that place him elsewhere.
Spanish defender Alvaro Arbeloa spoke on a radio show about his career and his desire to retire while playing for Real Madrid. After never revealing how he felt about being harshly trolled by Madrid's fans, the former Liverpool back challenged his haters to take a deeper look into his accomplishments, despite not being as technically gifted as some would want.
"I've heard things that really... Read the rest of the article »
Could the English Premier League be welcoming another goalscoring machine from the Spanish Primera Division?
According to the latest transfer rumors, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is set for a mega-money English Premier League switch.
The Star (per the Telegraph) claim that Benzema, a long-time Arsenal target, has landed on the radar of Merseyside club Liverpool, who are willing to cough up £40m to sign the French forward.
Brendan Rodgers' side, who currently sit in eighth spot, looks... Read the rest of the article »
Second-place Manchester City & Sergio Aguero host Arsenal & Alexis Sanchez this Sunday at 11am ET on NBCSN
Queens Park Rangers v. Manchester United Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN; Newcastle v. Third-Place Southampton Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC; THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN; The 2 Robbies “Football” Show Saturdays at 5 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Radio Network and NBC Sports Radio Digital Platforms; All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
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Manuel Pellegrini's side could not take advantage of their go ahead goal by Fernandinho and gave away two crucial points against the Toffees.
Manchester City could not hold their lead against Everton today, resulting in a draw that hurts the Sky Blues' chances of repeating last year's championship. Manuel Pellegrini's men dominated most of the game, but were not able to establish their dominance on the scoreboard, leaving the first place of the Premier League to Chelsea.
After a first half that could have been a lot better, the Citizens... Read the rest of the article »
After the Red Devils' decisive 3-1 win over Newcastle on Boxing Day, former midfielder Paul Scholes believes the 20-time champions are in good position to challenge Chelsea and Man City for the league crown.
Not many expected it to happen, this season at least, but Manchester United is making a rather surprising push for the English Premier League title. This is according to legendary Red Devils midfielder Paul Scholes, who after seeing the 20-time champions steamroll past Newcastle 3-1 on Friday, believes they can challenge Chelsea and Manchester City for the crown.
Louis Van Gaal’s crew... Read the rest of the article »
Tripleheader Sun., Dec. 28, on NBCSN Featuring Top-Tier Matches between Tottenham & Manchester United; Southampton & Chelsea; Premier League Breakaway New Year’s Day at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group continues its holiday season Premier League coverage with 10 matches on Boxing Day, Friday, Dec. 26, and a tripleheader on NBCSN this Sunday, Dec. 28, including top-tier matches between Tottenham and Manchester United at 7 a.m. ET, and Southampton and Chelsea at 9 a.m. ET.
Boxing Day coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by league-leaders Chelsea... Read the rest of the article »
The Blues are in the driving seat heading into the hectic Christmas period, and appear favorites to be crowned champions this season.
On Monday, Chelsea traveled to Stoke City to face off with Mark Hughes’ side as the Blues looked to restore their three-point lead at the top of the English Premier League standings, with rivals Manchester City level on 39 points.
Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho led the west London side to the Britannia Stadium and grabbed all three points, as goals from club captain John Terry and hit summer... Read the rest of the article »
The German star recently made no secret about his growing frustration with his team's performance this season.
Borussia Dortmund's struggles this season have certainly confounded both fans and the media. After all, it was not too long ago that die Schwarzgelben were narrowly defeated in the 2013 Champions League final by bitter rivals Bayern Munich. And domestically, despite having to settle for second-place behind die Roten in 2013 and 2014, in 2011 and 2012 they enjoyed dominance as Germany's best side.
Currently... Read the rest of the article »
Despite just arriving on loan, the Spanish striker could be returning to England as early as this January.
Since making a move from Liverpool to Chelsea in a then-record setting deal back in 2011, Fernando Torres has seen his career take a nosedive.
Once viewed as one of the most lethal attackers in the game, the Spanish international quickly became the subject of jokes from opposing fans and a source of much frustration for Blues supporters due to his sudden inability to find the back of the net.
A... Read the rest of the article »
Here is why Chelsea fans - no matter how much they hate Manchester City - will be hoping for the latter to win its game against AS Roma on Wednesday to advance in the knockout stages of the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League.
As a hobbled Manchester City team limps into the Stadio Olimpico for a final group clash that will determine which team advances to the Champions League Round of 16, the Citizens competitors in the Premier League will be keeping more than a passive eye on the contest as it could color the type of team City will be for the remainder of the season.
Victory is hardly assured, as the Light Blue... Read the rest of the article »