EPL Festive Week Viewing Guide, Gameweeks 19 and 20

Emirates Stadium Arsenal v Chelsea (1-4) 10/05/2009 Premier League Samir Nasri (Arsenal) Jon Obi Mikel (Chelsea) Photo Roger Parker Fotosports International
Well, so much for my last post!  A lot of effort and we ended up with 3 of 10 matches!!  One lesson we learned, and it was a good one, is that Fox will be quick to make adjustments to their schedule when games are canceled.  So I’ve heard for Boxing Day Sunday that there is a very strong likelihood of Liverpool’s visit to Blackpool being called off as the smallest side in the Premier League refused to invest in under-soil heating before they joined the big time.  So what will Fox Soccer Plus show if that happens?  Will it be Everton v Birmingham live instead of delayed at noon?  And, if so, will they slot Bolton v West Brom in somehow?  Or move Newcastle v Man City up?  All I can say is set your DVRs, or sit down and curl up with a blanket and watch live.  Anyway, I’m reducing the commentary to almost nil this week, and just letting you have rip at the matches!  Enjoy the festive fixtures!!!

****:  Must-see.  Cancel all other activities.  Do not even DVR as even in America you might hear the score!
***:  Strong match; worth watching live; DVR a must if you can’t see live
**:   Flip through quickly to see the goals, red cards, injuries, and perhaps watch the last 5 minutes + injury time if close
*:    Only if you’re a die-hard

Matches shown in chronological order:

Sunday, December 26 (all times EST)

** Fulham v West Ham, 7 am, FS+ & foxsoccer.tv
*** Man Utd v Sunderland, 10 am, FSC/FD
*** Blackpool v Liverpool, 10 am, FS+ & foxsoccer.tv
** Everton v Birmingham, 10 am, foxsoccer.tv & noon (delayed) FS+
*** Newcastle v Man City, 10 am, foxsoccer.tv & 2:30 pm (delayed) FSC/FD
* Blackburn v Stoke, 10 am, foxsoccer.tv only
*** Bolton v West Brom, 10 am, foxsoccer.tv only
* Wolverhampton v Wigan, 10 am, foxsoccer.tv only
*** Aston Villa v Tottenham, 12:30 pm, FSC/FD

Monday, December 27

**** Arsenal v Chelsea, 3 pm, ESPN2/ESPND & espn3.com
A post-Boxing Day derby, and what a critical match for both sides.

Tuesday, December 28

*** Man City v Aston Villa, 10 am, FSC/FD
*** Tottenham v Newcastle, 10 am, FS+ & foxsoccer.tv
* West Brom v Blackburn, 10 am, foxsoccer.tv & noon (delayed) FS+
* Stoke v Fulham, 10 am, foxsoccer.tv & 5 pm (delayed) FSC/FD
** Sunderland v Blackpool, 10 am, foxsoccer.tv. only
** West Ham v Everton, 12:30 pm, FSC/FD
*** Birmingham v Man Utd, 3 pm, ESPN2/ESPND & espn3.com

Wednesday, December 29

*** Chelsea v Bolton, 2:45 pm, FSC/FD
** Wigan v Arsenal, 2:45 pm, FS+ & foxsoccer.tv
** Liverpool v Wolverhampton, 3 pm, foxsoccer.tv & 5 pm (delayed) FSC


  1. JC December 23, 2010
  2. William December 23, 2010

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