It’s one of those rare weeks in the Premier League where all twenty clubs are not playing in the Champions League, UEFA Cup, League Cup or FA Cup replays. Instead, it’s back to the Premier League for some major matches.
Here’s the TV schedule for today and tomorrow for readers in the United States:
Tuesday, January 27
West Brom v Man United, 2:45pm, Setanta Sports
Spurs v Stoke, 2:45pm, Setanta Xtra
Portsmouth v Aston Villa, 3pm, Fox Soccer Channel
Sunderland v Fulham, 5pm [tape delay], Fox Soccer Channel
Wednesday, January 28
Everton v Arsenal, 2:45pm, Setanta Sports
Chelsea v Middlesbrough, 2:45pm Setanta Xtra
Wigan v Liverpool, 2:45pm, Fox Soccer Channel
Manchester City v Newcastle United, 5pm [tape delay], Fox Soccer Channel
West Ham v Hull, 6:45pm [tape delay], Setanta Sports
There are some massive games on in the next 48 hours. The Spurs against Stoke match will give us a good indication of where Tottenham is right now and whether they have the fight to beat teams they should beat. And, if not, whether they’re doomed for relegation. The match should also see the debut of goalkeeper Carlo Cuducini after his free transfer from Chelsea.
Speaking of doom and gloom, Tony Adams will find out if his days are numbered as Pompey boss if his side lose at home against Aston Villa tonight. Portsmouth have to start winning matches. For Aston Villa, we’ll see how new signing Emile Heskey fits into the side and whether he can get a goal on his Villa debut.
Wednesday’s matches are equally intriguing. Let’s hope for an entertaining couple of days in the Premier League.