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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 16: Open Thread

number 16 Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 16: Open Thread

The Premier League action returns today with several intriguing matches starting with Manchester City and Arsenal. Also the relegation scrap between West Ham and Sunderland should be riveting to watch, while Everton, Chelsea, Newcastle and others are in action today.

Here’s today’s TV/Internet schedule for soccer fans in the United States:

Manchester City vs Arsenal, 7:45am, NBC Sports Network and Mun2
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace, 10am, NBCSN
Cardiff City vs West Brom, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Everton vs Fulham, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Newcastle United vs Southampton, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
West Ham United vs Sunderland, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Hull City vs Stoke City, 12:30pm, NBCSN

Before, during or after today’s matches, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

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63 Responses to Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 16: Open Thread

  1. James says:

    Great day for staying indoors and watching soccer on TV. The snow has just started falling here in CT and the NE and the storm is expected to bring about a foot of snow by tomorrow morning.

    Good way to start the day with a terrific matchup between City and Arsenal. Let’s hope it’s a good one.

  2. Dust says:

    If there were football gods City would smash Farsenal 7-0, but it’ll end up a draw…typical

  3. Smokey Bacon says:

    Arlo definitely has his radio voice going. Way overdoing it for TV. Close your eyes and you would think you were listening to 5 live.

  4. Dust says:

    LoL… What was that

  5. Brad says:

    The keeper can move right?

  6. Dust says:

    Negrado with two shocking misses

  7. Dust says:

    Farsenal being outplayed all over the park, but a moment of madness means they’re level…football gods pah!

  8. Flyvanescence says:

    Hey Pellegrini did u see how effective the 4-2-3-1 was v Bayern?

    Would prefer Navas to Negredo.

  9. Dust says:

    3rd times a charm….a great goal by negrado

  10. Dan says:

    If United had been the benefactors of those two offsides you would see a whole lot of hogwash about us owning referees and SAF being some secret Leader of the FA.

  11. Dust says:

    I saw Ozil on the line up sheet, is he still on the coach? He’s been invisible…

    • Dust says:

      Above isn’t an invitation to become involved…stay on the coach…watching Jack wheelchair and gee-rude bicker is amusing.

  12. Dan says:

    Negredo was also offside prior to the corner that Aguero scored on.

  13. Dust says:

    How much space did fernandinho have lol..great goal tho

  14. Christopher Harris says:

    Excellent, entertaining game so far. Hopefully Arsenal can get one back to make it a sensational ending.

    Hats off to Graeme Le Saux today, too. Fantastic co-commentating, shining the light on several aspects of the game that adds to the TV experience.

  15. Flyvanescence says:

    Aguero better not be out for very long

  16. Flyvanescence says:

    Dzeko for negredo now.

    Dzeko plays the lone cf role very well and needs to keep his recent small run of form going.

  17. Dust says:

    4 goals conceded after 65 minutes…you have time city to put another 3 past the goons.

  18. Dust says:

    Jack wheelchair flipping off the ref…if that was Suarez he’d get a 10 game ban lol….

    Seriously…flipping off the ref in a game isn’t a red?

  19. Smokey Bacon says:

    Arsenal throwing in the towel. Bentner on.

  20. Guy says:

    Arsene brings on his secret weapon…..

  21. Dust says:

    Farsenal been slaughtered…great start to a Saturday!

    Next up palace to get a draw!

  22. Dust says:

    Lucky Farsenal getting away with only conceding 5….should’ve been 8!

  23. Dan says:

    Well the linesmen today have been appalling. 4-3 is the real scoreline not.

  24. Todd Shenk says:

    I knew this game would be pretty open, but wow, this is great to watch!

  25. Dan says:

    If I were arsenal I would feel incredibly hard done by.

  26. Guy says:

    If City could bring half of that to an away match they’d be top of the table.

  27. Dan says:

    Well lets crown them champions alongside the Champions League title they won on Tuesday.

  28. Dust says:

    Farsenal were lucky it wasn’t 8 or 9…

  29. Guy says:

    La Niña starting in the next one. Chelsea will be unstoppable.

  30. hoosiergunner says:

    Should have stayed asleep in bed for that one. Oh well. Reset and look forward to next week. I feel for anyone playing City at home… they are deadly. Congrats on the win, but unfortunate injuries for both sides.

  31. IanCransonsKnees says:

    Mate of mine had Man City to score at least 4 goals at 6-1, couldn’t figure out why. I guess he sees past Arsenal’s recent form.

  32. James says:

    Terrific beginning to the weekend. City are unbeatable at home but they are still too open a side tat can be opened up as Arsenal showed today. But City can score goals galore because of the quality they have. Fernandinho showed that he can score too. When they are on City cannot be beat. Their inconsistency especially away from home might still prevent them from winning the title. Still being only 3 points behind the leaders Arsenal means they are right in it, for now.

    Let’s see how Chelsea respond. A must-win for them and they should win being at home where Mourinho’s sides are unbeatable.

    Everton vs Fulham is also a big game. Everton can lay claim to being rightful challengers to a European spot. Fulham need to move away from the relegation zone and they need to start picking up points away from home where they have been terrible so far.

    Newcastle vs Southampton looks like a really good tie. Newcastle are playing well and Southampton despite faltering in recent games are still a very well-drilled side under Pochettino.

  33. Todd Shenk says:

    You know your defense is struggling when Palace score on you, especially on the road.

  34. Dust says:

    Chamakh scoring for palace made it squeaky bum time for about 10 mins for Jose lol…made john terry look old…

  35. Dust says:

    Dear o dear, the 42 million pound wonder Ozil not going over to clap the fans and getting chewed out by Per Mertesaker…

    Good for per…after getting destroyed he’s right to chew out Ozil…

    Winger coming out and saying Man City gave them no more problems than Everton and Southampton…lol

    What is Arsene smoking?

  36. abdirahman says:

    Chelsea are nearlly there.the gap now is down to two points.i hope liverbool draw tomorrow and set up super monday night next week between the top two.i can’t wait it.bring on arsenal.

  37. Guy says:

    Chelsea will be lucky to get three points out of this. Looking mediocre at best.

  38. Dust says:

    Palace have played well…CFC have not looked good esp on set pieces.

  39. Marc L says:

    Seems like the prevalent opinion on Arsenal blogs/sites is that “we were robbed, should have been 6-6.”

    Uh, no.

    Entitled, delusional idiots. At least admit it when you get battered. No amount of mental gymnastics turns 6-3 into anything other than a decisive defeat.

    Chelsea or City for the title. Arsenal NOT in the top 4. Hopefully Spurs/Soton/or either Scouse side fill out the rest of it.

    • Flyvanescence says:

      Arsenal will almost definitely be top 4. But if they dont (as long as rags are out too) i will have a laugh at their expense.

  40. James says:

    Very good win for Everton who are showing they are no fluke. Martinez is showing his worth as a top manager. Best team in the city? Hard to argue they’re not better than Liverpool even with a lesser quality squad.

    Newcastle and Southampton should be happy with a hard fought draw. Really entertaining game.

    Sunderland should have won but poor finishing cost them all 3 points. Draws are not what they need. West ham look like they might just struggle to stay up.

    Good win for Chelsea despite being not that good. They move into second place. By next Monday evening they could be in first place if they beat Arsenal.

  41. Emmett says:

    anyone not able to find the Hull-Stoke game on live extra?

  42. IanCransonsKnees says:

    Steve Clarke sacked

  43. Andre says:

    Looks like WBA fired Clarke. I feel kinda bad for him, last year they went on a great run just couldn’tkeep the momentum going. Strikes me as the perfect guy for a club who know their (modest) target and are okay with that, maybe not the manager to take the next step.

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