The third week of the Premier League kicks off today with 7 matches on deck. But most importantly, it's the final Saturday action for two weeks due to the international break starting next week.
For viewers in the United States, the games will be shown on:
Burnley vs Manchester United, 7:45am, NBCSNand NBC Sports Live Extra Manchester City vs Stoke, 10am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra Newcastle vs Crystal Palace, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra and movie theaters QPR vs Sunderland, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra Swansea vs West Brom, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra West Ham vs Southampton, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra Everton vs Chelsea, 12:30pm, NBC and mun2and NBC Sports Live Extra
Before, during or after today's matches, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.
Back yet again. We wanted to wait until the transfer window closed before we go jumping off the 10m and into the deep end this season. So what are the upsets? Where are the hidden gems? Let's find out. El Nino "The Godfather"'s 1. Chelsea 2. Manchester City 3. Arsenal 4. Liverpool 5. Manchester United 6.
According to reports in England and the Netherlands, Manchester United have agreed a£14 million fee for AFC Ajax defender Daley Blind. All that is left is for the player to agree to personal terms with the Premier League club, which is expected to be a formality.
Once the transfer isfinalized, Blind will become United's fifth signing of the summer; following the arrivals of Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo and Angel Di Maria.
Manchester United head into what Louis van Gaal has labelled a 'derby match' with Burnley on the cards next up. Sean Dyche's side hope to recreate the heroics of the 2009 team which defeated United 1-0 on their last visit to Turf Moor.
Shinji Kagawa is an addition to United's injury list, following a concussion sustained in the midweek defeat to MK Dons whilst new signing Marcos Rojo still awaits the approval of his work permit applicationafter sealing his move from Sporting Lisbon earlier this month.
NBC has announced the commentators for this weekend's Premier League matches that will be shown on television and Internet across the United States.
Here's the line-up:
Saturday, August 30:
Burnley vs Manchester United, 7:45am, NBCSNand NBC Sports Live Extra; Jim Proudfoot & Jim Beglin Manchester City vs Stoke, 10am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Daniel Mann & Davie Provan Newcastle vs Crystal Palace, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra and movie theaters; Gary Weaver & Brian Little QPR vs Sunderland, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Tony Jones & Tony Gale Swansea vs West Brom, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Jonathan Beck & Ray Houghton West Ham vs Southampton, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Taphouse & Trevor Francis Everton vs Chelsea, 12:30pm, NBC and mun2and NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Lee Dixon
Sunday, August 31:
Spurs vs Liverpool, 8:30am, NBCSN and mun2and NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Graeme Le Saux Aston Villa vs Hull, 8:30am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Ian Crocker & Dean Sturridge Leicester vs Arsenal, 11am, NBCSN and Telemundoand NBC Sports Live Extra; Peter Drury & Danny Mills
NBC Sports Group's coverage of the 2014-15 Premier League season continues this Saturday beginning at 6:30 a.
When we have an honorable mentions section on this feature, its always a firm indicator that the weekend is going to be a bit of a special one. And a week ahead of the dreaded international break (I know, I know, sorry for mentioning it) we have a few days bristling with top quality action is most welcome.
It's often claimed Premier clubs pay a premium for British players a homegrown tax, if you will. But what does it look like when we actually compare fees for British players with those for their foreign counterparts?
At first glance it might seem logical to pay more for British players. They'll arrive at your club training ground pre-acclimatised to living and playing in England.
Manchester United Miss Out On Big-Money Serie A Player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have missed out an a major signing from the Italian Serie A. He's South American and a midfielder. But you Red Devils can breathe a slight sigh of relief he's not Arturo Vidal. The player being talked about is Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado, who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer.
As Louis van Gaal settles in as Manchester United's newest manager, he has made it very clear that he is interested in selling a number of players. Shinji Kagawa is on the list of players for sale, and the Japanese midfielder has received interest from Valencia and his former club, Borussia Dortmund.
Why Angel di Maria won't solve Manchester United's problems - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United signaled their intent to remain amongst the European elite with the British record transfer capture of Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria. The talented Argentinean completed a move just shy of £60m to the Old Trafford club earlier this week.
With Aston Villa lodging an £8million bid for Tom Cleverley on Thursday afternoon, it would appear that a mini-bidding skirmish centred around the Manchester United midfielder has whipped up overnight.
According to Sky Sports News' yellow BREAKING NEWS foghorn this morning, Valencia have entered the fray and matched Villa's offer with an £8million bid of their very own.
Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Daley Blind from Ajax, with the clubs said to be said in "advanced negotiations" for the Dutch international.
Blind, who was one of Holland's star performers at the World Cup in Brazil, is thought to be keen on a move to United and the club is confident an agreement can be found with Ajax for a fee of around £14-15m.
Manchester to complete €8m transfer today, player will sign 4-year-deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Germany press believe that Shinji Kagawa to Borussia Dortmund is almost a done deal scenario. Yesterday, we had reports that Kagawa's agent, Thomas Kroth was in Dortmund to sort to final details of the transfer.
Manchester United agree deal for Daley Blind - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
There is a growing feeling among the Manchester United supporters all over the world that United will actively try to sign few players before the transfer window closes. Even manager Louis van Gaal had hinted that Manchester United could involve in transfer activities in the next 48 hours.
Manchester United close to completing €10m transfer, agent sorting out release papers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Shinji Kagawa is inching closer to joining his former club Borussia Dortmund. We have covered two earlier reports from Germany, where it claimed the Japanese may undergo a medical tonight before completing his move.
Manchester United linked with Monaco star: Transfer explained - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
No, we are not joking! Neither are reporting any off the mark transfer story. Manchester United fans hold on to your breath as you favourite club has been linked with former Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho according to Italian website Tutto Mercato Web.
Manchester United will be the visitors at Turf Moor in the Premier League's early game which is due to kick-off at 12:45.
Bothe Burnley and Manchester United are still looking for their first League win of the season with both teams having lost to Swansea United in their opener and Burnley last week something has to give?