Premier League Wednesday, Gameweek 23: Open Thread

Just as yesterday’s Premier League matches had so many intriguing implications, today’s the same as Spurs battle Manchester City near the top of the table, there’s the Midlands derby between Villa and WBA, Chelsea take on West Ham in a London derby while, last but not least, there’s the relegation tussle between Sunderland and Stoke.

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

Tottenham vs Manchester City, 2:45pm, NBCSN
Aston Villa vs West Brom, 2:45pm, Premier League Extra Time
Chelsea vs West Ham, 2:45pm, Premier League Extra Time
Sunderland vs Stoke, 2:45pm, Premier League Extra Time

Starting line-ups:

Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Chiriches, Dawson, Rose, Lennon, Bentaleb, Dembele, Sigurdsson, Eriksen, Adebayor

Subs: Friedel, Naughton, Capoue, Chadli, Holtby, Defoe, Soldado

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Navas, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Silva, Aguero, Dzeko

Subs: Pantilimon, Lescott, Nastasic, Kolarov, Rodwell, Negredo, Jovetic

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Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Bertrand, Westwood, El Ahmadi, Delph, Bacuna, Weimann, Benteke

Subs: Steer, Baker, Sylla, Helenius, Albrighton, Holt, Tonev

WBA: Foster, Reid, Lugano, Olsson, Ridgewell, Morrison, Yacob, Mulumbu, Anelka, Anichebe, Brunt.

Subs: Myhill (gk), Jones, McAuley, Dorrans, Vydra, Berahino, Amalfitano.

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Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Ramires, Mikel; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Eto’o

Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, David Luiz, Matic, Lampard, Schurrle, Ba

West Ham: Adrian, Demel, Tomkins, Collins, O’Brien, Noble, Taylor, Nolan (c), Downing, Diame, Carroll

Subs: Jaaskelainen, McCartney, Jarvis, Nocerino, Morrison, C.Cole, Borriello

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Sunderland: Mannone, Bardsley, Alonso, Ki, Brown, O’Shea (C), Johnson, Colback, Larsson, Altidore, Borini.

Subs: Gardner, Fletcher, Wickham, Celustka, Giaccherini, Vergini, Ustari.

Stoke City: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross (c), Wilson, Pieters; Odemwingie, Nzonzi, Adam, Whelan, Assaidi; Crouch

Subs: Sorensen, Muniesa, Palacios, Arnautovic, Walters, Guidetti, Ireland

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Today’s commentators:

Tottenham vs Manchester City, Arlo White & Graeme Le Saux
Aston Villa vs West Brom, Ian Crocker & Neil Mellor
Chelsea vs West Ham, Gary Taphouse & Tony Gale
Sunderland vs Stoke, Daniel Mann & Garry Birtles

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

Enjoy your football!

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