Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 28: Open Thread

Winter is over according to the Premier League. Beginning today, the yellow balls have been put away and the white balls return to denote that Spring has arrived.

There’s no early kick-off in the Premier League this weekend, so we have a choice of four matches being played from 10am-Noon ET (including the west London derby between Fulham and Chelsea) followed by Southampton versus Liverpool from 12:30pm-2:30pm ET.

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

Saturday, March 1:

Fulham vs Chelsea, 10am, NBCSN
Stoke vs Arsenal, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Everton vs West Ham, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Hull vs Newcastle, 10am, Premier League Extra Time
Southampton vs Liverpool, 12:30pm, NBCSN

Starting line-ups:

Fulham: Stekelenburg; Riether, Hangeland, Heitinga, Richardson; Dejagah, Parker, Sidwell, Dempsey; Kasami, Bent

Subs: Stockdale, Riise, Burn, Kvist, Holtby, Karagounis, Rodallega

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Torres

Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, D Luiz, Mikel, Lampard, Willian, Ba


Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross (c), Wilson, Pieters; Walters, Nzonzi, Whelan, Adam, Arnautovic; Crouch

Subs: Sorensen, Muniesa, Palacios, Guidetti, Etherington, Wilkinson, Ireland

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Rosicky, Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud

Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Flamini, Sanogo, Gnabry


Everton: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Stones, Distin, McCarthy, Barry, Deulofeu, Pienaar, Osman, Naismith

Subs: Joel, Hibbert, McGeady, Mirallas, Lukaku, Browning, Barkley

West Ham United: Adrian, Demel, Tomkins, Collins, McCartney, Noble, Nolan, Taylor, Jarvis, C.Cole, Downing

Subs: Reid, Armero, Carroll, Diame, Jaaskelainen, J.Cole, Nocerino


Hull: McGregor, Bruce, Davies, Figueroa, Elomhamady, Rosenior, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Jelavic, Long

Subs: Harper, Chester, Koren, Boyd, Sagbo, Aluko, Quinn

Newcastle United: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Dummett; Sissoko, Tiote (c), Anita, Gouffran; de Jong; Remy

Subs: Alnwick, S. Taylor, Haidara, Gosling, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Cisse


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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