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Premier League Wednesday, Gameweek 21: Open Thread

epl lego Premier League Wednesday, Gameweek 21: Open Thread

Expect ESPN commentator Ian Darke to be frothing at the mouth during today’s broadcast of Liverpool against Sunderland on US television. Darke will assuredly be very excited about all of the transfer activity today with Daniel Sturridge expected to be in the director’s box to watch his new club play Sunderland, while Demba Ba will be en-route to London to finalize a deal with Chelsea.

There is football to be played today, however. In addition to the aforementioned Liverpool-Sunderland match, we have two eyeopening games in store for us. How-many-goals-can-we-score Chelsea plays at home against no-hope-in-hell Queens Park Rangers. And last but not least, Newcastle United sans Demba Ba plays Everton.

Team news. Starting line-ups are as follows:

Chelsea: Turnbull; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Bertrand, D Luiz, Lampard; Moses, Oscar, Marin, Torres.

QPR: Cesar; Onuoha, Hill, Nelsen, Fabio; Derry; Mackie, Mbia, Granero, Hoilett; Taarabt.

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Wisdom, Skrtl, Agger, Downing, Sterling, Henderson, Gerrard ( c ), Lucas, Suarez.

Sunderland: Mignolet, Rose, Gardner, Kilgallon, Cuellar ( c) Johnson, McClean, Larsson, Colback, Fletcher, Sessegnon.

Newcastle: Krul; Perch, Williamson, Coloccini (c), Santon; Tiote, Anita; Cisse, Marveaux, Obertan; Shola Ameobi.

Everton: Howard, Jagielka, Heitinga, Distin, Baines; Naismith, Neville, Osman, Pienaar; Fellaini; Jelavic.

For US viewers, here’s the TV and Internet schedule today:

Wednesday, January 2:

Chelsea vs QPR, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer
Liverpool vs Sunderland, 2:45pm, ESPN2/ESPN3.com
Newcastle vs Everton, 3pm, ESPN3.com

Before, during or after today’s matches, follow along with the conversations surrounding the matches in the comments section below.

15 Responses to Premier League Wednesday, Gameweek 21: Open Thread

  1. Bruce Gottesman says:

    Thank you ESPN3 for showing the NUFC match. Hopefully I won’t be disappointed…

  2. Bruce Gottesman says:

    … And 90 seconds in Cisse has them up 1-0!

  3. Bruce Gottesman says:

    Agreed – Williamson really isn’t good enough, and Perch is not really a right back. Debuchy is about to sign from Lille. They need 2 more players – a central defender and another striker. And there’s the equalizer – was there a deflection?

  4. Jason says:

    Newcastle and Everton is the best game of the afternoon. Tied at halftime and looking forward to the second half.

  5. RBP says:

    What a free kick by Baines, picture perfect.

  6. The Gaffer says:

    Well now QPR, what do we have here?

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  7. Sacto Blues says:

    Banana peel game for sure for my Blues. No excuses.

  8. David says:

    Just an FYI- Comcast is starting to add the English-language version of BEINSport (at least in my area, they added it just this weekend- dropping the English-language GolTV. It’s a SD version of the HD feed however, no plans to add the HD version right away apparently).

    I’m thinking GolTV isn’t going to make it past 2013- I’d think they probably try to merge with Fox Soccer if they decided to keep it an all-soccer channel and not change it to a Fox Sports 3 or similar…

  9. Dust says:

    LMAO @ CFC !!!

    Champions of Europe my arse!

    race for 2nd is still on! MCFC will drop points with silva, aguero & toure being out.

  10. Jason says:

    And Everton keep winning. Best team in Liverpool at the moment with all due respect to the Reds. Moyes has to be considered for Manager of the Year honors.

    • M Owen says:

      I think if moyes gets them into Top 4-6 this year and the next , he will become the utd manager.

    • Matt says:

      I’m not surprised at all. They’re always a quality squad when healthy, and Moyes is truly the best in the business. They’re long overdue for a top 4 finish. I hope their players just stay healthy, because quality depth is always an issue…

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