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!

63 thoughts on “Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 16: Open Thread”

  1. 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

      1. My lot…with a win tomorrow will be 5 pts behind Farsenal with them going to cfc & lfc still.

        Also my lot are in the BPL your lot are in the championship for now….league 1 next year…perhaps you can refer to it as Ligue Un to feel better?

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

    1. 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.

  11. 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.

    1. Yeah, I’m having the same issue! I was hoping I wasn’t the only one. Well, Emmett, at least we now know it’s not our own fault haha. But I still want to see this game!

  12. 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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