The Daily Mirror reports this morning that Arsenal is seriously considering accepting a
Â£15 million offer to visit Japan this summer as part of their pre-season tour. Arsenal has also
received an offer from organizers in the United States for a similar tour.
The euphoria of Tottenham's midweek win against AC Milan last week was shared across the United
Kingdom as Tottenham became only the third English team to beat AC at the San Siro. The Tottenham
performance was the archetypal European away-leg performance.
It is the tentative dawn of Spring that so often exposes the true resolve of a football team. It
is the time when trophies are won and lost, January signings can be truly evaluated and squads are
tested to their fullest. With the season taking its toll on players' fitness I wouldn't imagine
that there is a manager in the Premier League right now who is able to pick his true first XI.
The convincing 5-1 win in the FA cup against Championship side Burnley Monday confirmed that
West Ham might be turning a corner. A good thing too, as they would look an expensive joke in the
Championship with a half full Olympic Stadium after 2012.
West Ham's season so far has been one of inconsistency, lack of goals and more worryingly, the
third worse goals against column in the league.
SomeÂ readers of EPL Talk are new or semi new to football, based outside of the continent of
Europe yetÂ possess an affection for the UEFA Champions League unmatched to thatÂ of even the
Premier League. The current format of Europe's premier club competition allowsÂ the majority of the
top footballing talent in the world to compete against each other across the width and breadth of
the continent in front of millions of watchful eyes across a myriad of countries.
In 2002, Liverpool announced plans to build a new 55,000 seater stadium on Stanley Park,
sparking a hot debate that has raged on from day one. Some demanded Liverpool stay and redevelop
Anfield, the spiritual home of the Merseysiders. But others disagreed, saying Liverpool needed to
move to Stanley Park to increase revenue from higher ticket sales.
"News goes in cycles. One week there's the day-by-day developments of a Richard Keys and Andy
Gray scandal with more videos being released on an almost daily basis. And on another week, such as
when international fixtures happen, you can almost hear a pin drop due to the lack of breaking
Call me crazy, but during half-time of the FA Cup goal fest today between West Ham United and
Burnley on FoxSoccer.tv, I remembered something I've been meaning to tell you. I like, with a
capital L, the unique experience of watching and listening to the raw feed beamed by the TV
producers during half-time of mid-week matches.
In Soccer America today, writer Paul Gardner argued that The FA Cup just ain't what it
used to be. While I agree with some of his points, I believe the magic of the FA Cup still exists
based on Leyton Orient's marvelous comeback against Arsenal on Sunday, and Crawley Town's heroic
challenge against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
As many of you, the regular readers know, I've got fond memories of playing Subbuteo as a child
and still have a lot of respect and adoration for the popular table soccer game that was massive in
the late 70s and early 80s, and is still played around the world.
So I was pleased to find a new Subbuteo video recently that I hadn't seen before, which is the
one above that I'd like to share with you.
One of the virtues of being a league-focused show is being able to use the FA Cup weekends as a
time to reset, take inventory of what's happening around the league, and focus on topics we
normally don't have time to address. On this weekend's edition of the show, Kartik Krishnaiyer and
myself talk about this weekend's action, results that saw the holders leave the FA Cup, before
shifting to looking at the league.
Sunday features four different matches involving Premier League clubs. The first is the Black
Country derby between West Bromwich Albion, with Roy Hodgson in charge of his first match for the
Baggies, against Wolverhampton Wanderers. The next match on deck is the Fourth Round FA Cup replay
between Manchester City and Notts County at Eastlands.
The 4th Round replay of Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge needed penalties to decide the
outcome, with the Merseyside club pulling out the upset. I chose to cover this match because
Chelsea had a dilemma; they have a midweek Champions League match at Copenhagen. How much would
Chelsea play their first team?
Fox Soccer Plus HD will launch on AT&T U-verse TV beginning Monday, February 21, 2011.
In the above image, you can see a screenshot of the AT&T U-verse TV guide which shows that Fox
Soccer Plus HD will be available on channel 1653. If you try tuning to the channel, it says
"Service is currently not available in your area.
It's a different type of weekend in English football these next two days. There's one Premier
League match being played tomorrow (West Brom vs Wolves), while some of the other Premier League
teams are competing in the FA Cup. Those FA Cup matches kick off today with Chelsea playing
Everton, Manchester United against non-league Crawley Town, Birmingham City against Sheffield
Wednesday and Stoke against Brighton.
One of constant complaints among football managers is that the media takes their words and
twists them. The latest example of this comes from The Daily Telegraph whose headline
today screams "Arsene Wenger: Arsenal can win quadruple." Except he never said that.
This weekend, much like old Mother Hubbard's cupboard, the Premier League larder looks bare.
That is, until you search a little harder. For if you look behind the FA Cup Fifth Round and the
excitement of glamour ties such as Crawley's giant killing mission against Manchester United, you
will discover a solitary top flight encounter hidden away on Sunday morning.
Special 1 TV is back after another eventful week featuring The Boy's wonder goal against
Manchester City, Gattuso headbutting Joe Jordan and The Special One making a secret appearance at
Craven Cottage. At the same time, the controversy regarding Sven getting sacked from Special 1 TV
West Bromwich Albion seemed to be turning a corner during the first few months of this Premier
League season. In previous top flight years they'd been known as entertainers who had been punished
for trying to play the right way and as a team whose attacking style left them too open at the
Without giving too much away, the FA Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City
from 2004 was one of the games of the season that year. For those of you who remember the game,
it's a great walk down memory lane. For those of you who don't know what happened, it's an
incredible match to watch and you'll see why when you watch the video.
Three-quarters of the Premier League's clubs will need to significantly reduce their spending on
players' wages if they are to qualify for European competitions after Uefa's "financial fair play"
rules are introduced. The European governing body's executive committee is set to approve the
regulations, which will require clubs to breakeven, and not make persistent losses, from
It may have been unplanned and unexpected, but Jonathan Woodgate's introduction to the fray on
Tuesday night was a welcome sight. Despite being on the sidelines for 15 months, the former Leeds
United and Newcastle man put in an assured, confident performance and repelled everything that AC
Milan threw at him.
In 90 minutes on Wednesday evening, Arsenal showed how close and how far they are from being a
complete team capable of winning the Premier League and/or Champions League. On the negative side,
their defense was far too easy to open up as Barcelona found plenty of space in and around the back
I'm writing a piece for www.football365.com today about Barcelona which, in essence expresses
how frustrating I find their football; how, though it is technically brilliant, it just doesn't
stir my football passions. I find it quite clinical and cold while admittedly highly skilful.
On February 15, 2003 the Manchester faithful lay in shock after United were eliminated from the
FA Cup in the fifth round to Arsenal (2-0). But what was more shocking was seeing David Beckham
exiting the locker room with stitches over his brow.
After the match, a livid Fergie exploded some pent-up frustration on his team brought up by
their on-field form, or lack thereof.
Much has been made of Daniel Sturridge's torrid start to his loan spell at Bolton, scoring in
each of his first three appearances with the club. But with the arrival of Sturridge and his
instant emergence as Bolton's most dangerous finisher, it remains to be seen what Owen Coyle will
do when it comes to naming his starting eleven for the remainder of the season.
Special EPL Viewing Guide this week.Â We have 3 make-up EPL matches, 2 FA Cup 4th Round
replays, 6 FA Cup 5th Round matches, Liverpool's return to Europe, and United's first-leg visit to
Marseille.Â So 13 matches involving EPL sides:Â that's good enough for me!
Fox Soccer Channel's broadcast of the English Premier League game between Manchester United and
Manchester City on Saturday, February 12th garnered the highest household average coverage area
rating for a 7:45am ET EPL game in the history of the league being shown on U.S. television in that
The ghosts within the FIFA 11 video game have predicted the score of another match, in this case
Arsenal versus Barcelona. But this is no ordinary pick. Consider the fact that the FIFA 11
Simulation machine correctly predicted that Manchester United would beat Man City 2-1 at the
Tottenham Hotspur supporters have a lot to be proud of based on their team's performance Tuesday
night against AC Milan after their crucial 1-0 victory at San Siro. But despite playing AC Milan
off the park in the first half, and winning the psychological warfare in the second half as well as
keeping Milan at bay, Tottenham's qualification into the Champions League round of eight is far
With four matches still to play in February, including the thrilling prospect of tomorrow's
Champions League last-16 tie against Barcelona, many speculated that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
might begin to dig deeper into his squad players. However, during Saturday's 2-0 victory over
Wolverhampton Wanderers, the jewels in Arsenal's crown, Robin van Persie and Cesc Fabregas, both
started and made huge impacts, with Van Persie scoring both goals.
You like the title of this? I took a little respite from the match reports this weekend, but in
catching up on Fulham's draw with neighbor Chelsea, I thought I'd remark that this had 4 or 5 of
the most entertaining stoppage-time minutes I've seen this season.
The most notable development in this match was Carlo Ancelotti's response to the
As the final whistle blew to signal the end of a thrilling match between Fulham and Chelsea, the
Premier League had just welcomed its newest star, David Luiz.
The impressive Brazilian on just his first start for Chelsea was, in all sense of the word,
everywhere. Partnering John Terry in the centre of defence he started showing signs of typical
Brazilian elegance, composure and confidence that belied his lack of Premiership experience.
Manchester City legend Mike Summerbee got into a heated debate Saturday after his side lost 2-1
to Manchester United at Old Trafford. The discussion was aired on Sky Sports where Summerbee,
sitting alongside Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke and Jamie Redknapp defended City's
performance by arguing that they had more of the possession, created more chances and the only
difference between the two sides was a spectacular goal.
MOTD2: Fulham: Behind The Scenes from Bilet on Vimeo.
Fulham's Craven Cottage is one of my favorite grounds in the Premier League. So much history and
so much class. So it was a wonderful treat today to come across this behind-the-scenes video I
uncovered which takes the BBC MOTD2 viewers into the places at Fulham that an average punter would
not be able to see.
Wayne Rooney did score a remarkable goal on Saturday, that overhead kick which in his own words,
"usually goes over the bar". It made the score 2-1 and there were no more goals in this local
derby. The win by Man United confirms them as most likely to win the English Premier League this
ESPN cheerleaders aboard Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas for ESPN Caribbean's Super Bowl At
Sea cruise. Photo by The Gaffer.
There's something surreal about cruising through the Gulf Of Mexico with the mountains of
western Cuba visible on the horizon to the east while deep inside the bowels of the ship there are
a few thousand passengers watching the 2011 Super Bowl beamed live via satellite to a giant-sized
screen inside the main theatre.
A spectacular Wayne Rooney goal capped a 2-1 Manchester United victory Saturday, but did the
loss shove the Citizens out of the title race? On this edition of the EPL Talk Podcast, myself,
Kartik Krishnaiyer and Laurence McKenna talk about Saturday's big match, one that keeps United five
points clear at the top of the league.
On my recent journey to Mexico, I did a double-take when I walked into a souvenir shop in
Cozumel to find a stack of Pringles potato chip canisters. One of which featured Peter Crouch, the
man, the myth, the legend. The same bloke, of course, that The Guardian's sports editor Sean Ingle
claims walked into a fast food restaurant, demanded free nachos and proclaimed to himself,
"Crouchie's having his nachos.
While Tottenham Hotspur readies for the resumption of European nights, West Ham United drownsÂ
deep in the relegation zone. But West Ham have at least trumped Tottenham's bid forÂ London's
Olympic Stadium after theÂ Olympic Park Legacy Company'sunanimous decision Friday. The Hammers'
bid, led by their brain trust of David Gold, David Sullivan andÂ Karren Brady, was more
conservative and likely won because their bid promises to maintain the athletics track.
All week we've been hearing about the fight involving Tottenham and West Ham for the right to
move into the Olympic Stadium in 2012. We've seen Daniel Levy and Karren Brady exchanging blows in
the press, while numerous celebrities have been throwing punches in aid of their favoured bid.
It's been a very long time since the margin of difference in talent between Manchester United
and Manchester City has been this thin. Whatever happens, it's going to be a very close game with
so much on the line. A win for City will catapult their league title ambitions. A win for United
will move them into pole position to win the league.
Wayne Rooney scored one of the goals of the season Saturday to defeat Manchester City in the
hotly contested Manchester derby. In a drab game that had several uneventful spells mixed with
possession-football by both sides, chances were few and far between.
So it took a moment of brilliance from Rooney to score an absolute peach of a goal past Joe Hart
and to give all three points to United.
Saturday's early kick-off between Manchester United and Manchester City is being billed as The
Most Expensive Game In History:
According to analyst estimates, team statements and media reports, the players on the field
and on the two benches in the Manchester Derby will have cost their teams roughly $850 million to
acquire, or about as much as NASA spent to refurbish the Hubble Telescope.
Special 1 TV returns with another episode as they dissect what happened during the incredibly
entertaining Newcastle versus Arsenal match from last weekend. Plus several other topics are
discussed including whether Sven will return, and what life is like in the bottom three of the
Everyone has had their own personal go at FIFA over the past few months, with most of the
English nation angry that they didn't get the World Cup (and were humiliated in the process), but
the spotlight rarely falls on the English establishment of football and many of their agendas seem
to slip under radar.
Not since Manchester United found its way on to an episode of Entourage in 2007 has a mainstream
television sitcom in the United States had a Premier League match as it's storyline. That is until
last night when NBC's show entitled Community, starring Chevy Chase and Joel McHale, had a sub plot
focused on a match between Manchester United and Liverpool.
Yesterday evening I finally got around to watching the entire Newcastle United against Arsenal
match which was played almost a week ago and ended 4-4. When the game was shown on television, I
was still aboard a cruise ship off the coast of Mexico, so alas, I wasn't able to watch it live. I
did however catch the brief highlights on video.
As I watched the news on Thursday morning I was cheerfully informed by the reporter that England
had beaten Denmark the night before. I raised my eyebrows...then made breakfast.
This low key response to an England result is a fairly new phenomenon for me, for there used to
be a time when I would look forward to all England games and when involvement in international
tournaments would bring my life to a standstill.
With it being February the league is just over halfway complete. Accordingly, I thought I'd
choose the eleven players that have impressed me the least this Premier League season. Consider it
a mid-term report of sorts.
Could your club or favorite player be one of the 11 featured?
The weekend preview edition starts with Olympic Stadium news and the potential return of Chris
Hughton, which I discuss with a special guest. Making his first appearance on the show is Kevin
McCauley (manager of CartilageFreeCaptain.com, managing editor of WorldSoccerReader.com, and
contributor at SBNation.
I did give 4 stars to all of last Saturday's matches, didn't I? Â Oh well, it was a brutally
cold, horribly rainy day in NYC on Saturday, and one of the few where I was able to sit back and
watch most of them. Â What a day!!! Â Gameweek 27 is also shaping up to be an exciting one, leading
off with the 2nd Manchester derby.
Fox Soccer Channel's live broadcast of the clash between Chelsea and Liverpool on Sunday,
February 6 broke the network's record for their most-watched broadcast of all time.
The telecast attracted 418,000 average viewers and 285,000 households, which are both
network-records according to Nielsen Media Research which has been measuring Fox Soccer Channel
since October 2008.
It's time to take a pulse on how excited or not you are about the international friendlies this
week. England plays Denmark, Wales played Republic of Ireland last night. And then there are a ton
of other friendlies including Brazil versus France, Germany against Italy, Spain vs Colombia,
Holland v Austria, Northern Ireland against Scotland, and many more.
Nicolas Anelka, the third of two forwards in Carlo Ancelotti's 4-4-2 (Photo credit:
Numeric annotation of formations was on my mind before I started firing off emails late last
year. Even before I got his response, I'd seen Michael Cox's thoughts on the practice, the Zonal
Marking owner giving his views to Tom Williams.
"I don't want to change the world, I'm not looking for a new England" â€“ Billy Bragg,Â A
England travel to Copenhagen'sÂ Parken Stadium today to battleÂ Denmark for their first
international of 2011. The side and its supporters will be eager to turn the page on 2010; a year
of unfulfilled promise and ultimate disappointment.
With Liverpool's recent decline, the buzz at the start of the season was focused on who would
occupyÂ the Merseysider's Champions League spot in May. Could Manchester City fulfill their promise
or wouldÂ Spurs nick it again? Well, it is beginning to look as if both could get there.
When it was announced that Venky's, an indian company specializing in chicken processing, had
bought Blackburn, numerous atrocious puns about â€˜falling fowl' began circulating. When one of the
club's new owners claimed to have never seen a football game, many began to speculate that
Blackburn could be in serious trouble.
I feel I'm in a good position to discuss Chris Hughton. He was the manager of my team Newcastle
United for 18 months and after the late Sir Bobby Robson he's the only manager that I was unhappy
to see leave.
It wasn't always so positive. When he first joined as a coach during the tenure of Kevin Keegan
I was slightly hesitant.
Video killed the radio star. But, in fact, it didn't. It only transformed the industry. Radio
still lives. It's just not that important anymore. However, record companies surfaced a worse fate.
Napster brought music piracy to the mainstream, while later iTunes revolutionized the industry
making albums less important and singles more consumable.
Got your breath back yet? It was a Saturday where an abacus was a necessity for keeping track of
the 41 goals scored and good defending appeared to be more out of fashion than luminous shell suits
â€“ Manchester City apart.
Where better to begin this Premier League round up than at Molineux, where we were treated to
surely the most unlikely result of the season so far.
During Birmingham City's nerve-jangling 2-2 draw with Manchester City last week, Nikola Zigic's
23rd minute equaliser was the first time a Birmingham striker has netted in the Premier League
since November. That's a staggering 937 minutes of action without one of their marksmen beating a
On a historic weekend of football in the English Premier League â€“ one that saw a record number
of Saturday goals, Manchester United's first loss of the season, and a memorable capitulation from
Arsenal â€“ the story was Kenny Dalglish; or, the story was Carlo Ancelotti, depending on how you
want to look at Sunday's match at Stamford Bridge, a 1-0 win by Liverpool in Fernando Torres's
For soccer fans on the go, mobile apps are incredibly useful tools so you can follow your
favorite sport wherever there's a cellular connection. So I was particularly interested to see that
one of the most popular soccer video sites, 101 Great Goals, had launched an iPhone app
The Referee, as well as Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky, are under suspicion.
Breaking: France State TV is reporting that Interpol, the International Police Agency, are
investigating the Arsenal/Newcastle draw from the weekend, centering in on odd betting patterns.
The alleged investigation includes Arsenal winger Tomas Rosicky, whose foul was allegedly the cause
of the second Newcastle penalty.
For many of you, it's Super Bowl Sunday, so we're moving the show up one hour giving you a
slightly larger gap between show and Bowl. For myself, Laurence McKenna and Kartik Krishnaiyer, it
was Chelsea-Liverpool Sunday, with Kenny Dalglish leading the Reds to a potentially season-defining
win at Stamford Bridge.
The stage is set. The actors have rehearsed their lines. Now we're ready for the play to begin.
Except today's two matches have no script and we have no way of knowing how they'll turn out. It's
spontaneous theatre played out on the hallowed pitches of Stamford Bridge and the Boleyn
Newcastle can't seem to function without their former star player. Only 47 seconds in, Theo
Walcott found the net. Just two minutes later, Johan Djourou sunk one in. In the tenth minute,
Robin van Persie hit a long shot. Fifteen minutes later, Bacary Sagna hit a cross to van Persie,
who sent the ball right into the net once again.
Monday was a bad day for the Geordies, it was like finding out the girl you're deeply in love
with has ran away into the arms of another man and never truly loved you anyway. It would be
impossible to sum up a collective reaction of the Toon Army to the news, as people seemed more
confused (not unusual for Newcastle fans under Ashley) than anything else.
It's incredible to consider that in the European Cup semi-final of 1975, Leeds United played
Barcelona. Of course, Leeds were massive in the 1970s and have since fallen in recent years, but
it's still remarkable to consider that the two clubs played each other on a massive stage.
In the above video (the first part of a three part series), you can watch the highlights from
the first leg of the European Cup (later to become the Champions League) semi-final from Elland
Road in Leeds in a superbly entertaining match.
Kenny Dalglish is known as King Kenny, and for good reason. Throughout his seventeen-year
career, he played for only two clubs, and he had 559 appearances, with 230 goals scored between
them. As a manager at Liverpool from 1985-1991, his teams won the FA cup twice and the league
The stage is set Sunday for the Premier League's version of the Super Bowl: Chelsea against
The main story line will be the debut of Fernando Torres in a blue shirt instead of him adorning
the red of Liverpool. The Spaniard has been such a symbol of Liverpool Football Club that it may be
hard for some Reds to stomach the sight of the striker in a club shirt other than Liverpool, but
money talks and Torres made the decision.
After 92 minutes at the Reebok Stadium, Wolves were looking set to earn themselves a creditable
draw. After 93 minutes Bolton had nicked a goal and had escaped with all three points, condemning
Wolves to their 15th defeat in 24 games.
The point earned from the 0-0 draw was beginning to look like a necessity on a night when all
around them were picking up points.
As a Newcastle fan, I just have to throw my hands up at the Andy Carroll debacle. Whether it was
the player or the owner or both, the result is the squad has been dealt a sucker punch. The fact
that the deal wasn't even on the radar until deadline day, of course, is the worst part of the the
In the latest round of Premier League fixtures something rather unusual happened. We were
treated to three unusual goal scorers: Wayne Rooney, Peter Crouch and Robbie Keane, players who had
only scored three league goals between them before Tuesday.
As I imagine you'd have noticed, the 2010/11 Premier League season has been uncharacteristically
quiet for these three hit-men.
I am back with a fresh post for Gameweek 26.Â Please note that there were a couple of changes
since my Monday posting, including Fox switching the delayed Spurs & Villa matches, and ESPN2
adding the Sunderland-Stoke Saturday morning match.
I'm feeling pretty pleased with my 4-star choice from Gameweek 25, as Sunderland and Chelsea
really had a spectacular match.
England and Manchester United right back Gary Neville has retired from football after playing 19
seasons at Old Trafford. During his career with United, Neville won 8 Premier League titles, 3 FA
Cup medals, 2 League Cup medals, 3 Community Shield medals, 1 Champions League medal, 1
Intercontinental Cup medal and 1 FIFA Club World Cup medal.
When news broke that Newcastle had accepted a Â£35m+ offer from Liverpool for striker Andy
Carroll I was intrigued. I said to a friend at the time it was win-win for the club, they either
became Â£35 million richer or kept Andy Carroll.
The deal was finalized close to 11pm GMT and Carroll became the most expensive British player in
Only one of the league's top five stumbled mid-week, with Manchester City being drawn at St.
Andrew's, though Tuesday and Wednesday's matches were overshadowed slightly by Wednesday's news,
when the best right back in Premier League history announced his retirement. Because the sometimes
controversial way Gary Neville went about his business, many will overlook him being a maintain for
England and the standard on the right during the young history of the Premier League.
Later this week I'll be interviewing Robbie Earle, the former Wimbledon and Jamaica
international footballer, who has been a pundit and TV co-commentator for the past decade after
retiring from playing in 2000. Recently he was let go by ITV by allegedly breaking ticket
regulations, but now he's back on television which is just one of the topics I'll be asking him
So Roman Abramovich has decided its time to start spending money again, has he? About time too,
many Chelsea fans might say. The press have seen this as indicative of him being prepared to
rebuild Chelsea again. Seventy five million quid is certainly a big financial commitment but the
problem is, it goes nowhere near to addressing Chelsea's problems and could easily be Â£75 million
if not wasted then not put to the best use.
Have a day off and stuck under a few feet of snow that seemingly won't be cleared out until the
middle of next week? Just need a place to chat during the matches while pretending to work? As
yesterday, join me again this afternoon for a live blog of today's 6 EPL matches. We should get a
debut for Liverpool's new Uruguayan striker, Luis Suarez.
One goal. One moment. One shot. One piece of history.
Michael Thomas, the man who will always be remembered as the scorer of THAT goal, the one that
won Arsenal the First Division title in 1989 in the last few seconds of a match against Liverpool
Of course, Thomas accomplished much more than that one historic goal.
The latest round of goals of the week from the FIFA 11 video game have been posted online. The
format of this week's round is different than previous one. Rather than the goals being listed from
top five down to number one, this video has a selection of the best goals in no specific order.
If you're like me,Â I'm very much in need of new soccer T-shirts. I have work clothes, soccer
jerseys and casual clothes, but very few T-shirts that I can wear. At the same time, any old soccer
T-shirt will not do. I prefer ones which are trendy, beautifully designed and made out of high
quality materials that are comfortable to wear.
ESPN has won the bidding for the U.S. TV and Internet rights to the upcoming Euro 2012 and Euro
2016 tournaments according to the Associated Press. ESPN has the rights to broadcasting the matches
in all languages.
Exact details are limited right now, but ESPN plans on broadcasting all of the matches across
it's platformÂ on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3.
Join me LIVE at 2 PM this afternoon for a live blog of the four Premier League
matches being played today, including a possible Fernando Torres Chelsea debut. Also a short
discussion of yesterday's transfer sagas beforehand to whet the appetite. See you then!
Arsenal v Everton (FSC); 2:30 PM ET
Sunderland v Chelsea (FS+); 2:40 PM ET
Manchester Utd v Aston Villa (ESPN2); 2:55 PM ET
West Brom v Wigan Athletic (foxsoccer.