Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 1: Starting Lineups, TV Times and Open Thread

Saturday’s first dose of five Premier League matches played at the traditional time of 3pm GMT kicks off today, with opportunities to see what the 2014/15 editions of the Premier League sides have to offer.

For viewers in the United States, here’s the TV/Internet schedule:

Leicester City vs Everton, 10am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra
West Ham vs Spurs, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra and select movie theaters,
QPR vs Hull, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra
Stoke vs Aston Villa, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra
West Brom vs Sunderland, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra

Starting lineups:

Leicester City: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Moore, Konchesky, Knockaert, Drinkwater, King, Mahrez, Ulloa, Nugent

Subs: Hamer, Hammond, Schlupp, Hopper, Taylor-Fletcher, Wasilewski, Wood

Everton: Howard, Baines, Jagielka, McGeady, Lukaku, Naismith, Distin, McCarthy, Barry, Pienaar, Stones

Subs: Robles, Mirallas, Besic, Atsu, Osman, Coleman, Alcaraz


West Ham United: Adrian, O’Brien, Reid, Collins, Cresswell, Nolan, Noble, Kouyate, Downing, Cole, Vaz Te

Subs: Jaaskelainen, Zarate, Demel, Diame, Poyet, Valencia, Burke

Tottenham: Lloris, Rose, Kaboul, Lennon, Adebayor, Lamela, Dier, Naughton, Eriksen, Capoue, Bentaleb

Subs: Friedel, Davies, Dawson, Holtby, Townsend, Kane, Soldado


QPR: Green, Dunne, Ferdinand, Caulker, Simpson, Traore, Mutch, Faurlin, Barton, Remy, Austin

Subs: Hill, Phillips, Onuoha, Henry, Murphy, Hoilett, Zamora

Hull: McGregor, Davies, Chester, Bruce, Elmohamady, Robertson, Huddlestone, Livermore, Snodgrass, Ince, Jelavic

Subs: Harper, McShane, Figueroa, Meyler, Quinn, Brady, Aluko.


Stoke: Begovic; Bardsley, Shawcross (c), Wilson, Pieters; Whelan, Nzonzi; Bojan, Ireland, Arnautovic; Diouf

Subs: Sorensen, Huth, Muniesa, Adam, Walters, Sidwell, Crouch

Aston Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Vlaar, Senderos, Cissokho, Westwood, Delph, Richardson, N’Zogbia, Weimann, Agbonlahor

Subs: Given, Baker, Clark, Bacuna, El Ahmadi, Bent, Grealish


WBA: Foster, Wisdom, Dawson, Olsson, Pocognoli, Mulumbu, Gardner, Dorrans, Berahino, Brunt, Anichebe

Subs: Myhill, Ideye, Davidson, O’Neil, Sessegnon, Yacob, Baird

Sunderland: Mannone, Roberge, van Aanholt, Brown, O’Shea, Cattermole, Larsson, Rodwell, Johnson, Wickham, Fletcher

Subs: Pantilimon, Bridcutt, Gomez, Altidore, Mavrias, Graham, Buckley


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

12 thoughts on “Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 1: Starting Lineups, TV Times and Open Thread”

  1. Aaah, how I’ve missed those Saturday mornings!

    Welcome back, PL!

    Great start to the LVG earlier today. Fantastic to see that they are continuing on the right track from last season.

    On a separate note, I see Celtic thrashed Dundee Utd. 6:1 in the am. After they dispatched Legia in the CL qualifier, now-this! Celtic must be one great team. Maybe they will manage to lose only by 1:9 to a real team in the CL proper (if they get there).

        1. Only working on computer for me. Phone/tablet not working. Crashes right when I press play. Not unexpected.

          Anyone know if they’ll have MOD on the app? Also are the 70+ commercials per event replay normal?

  2. Great, just great opening 45 mins from Leicester and Everton!

    Good call by MSNBC to show this one.

    Fantastic goal by McGeady, why is Konchesky still playing football?

    Very difficult early schedule for Leicester, but I think/hope they stay up…

    I wonder if Everton has what it takes to creep in the top 4, or if we will see another 5-7th place finish from them. Martinez is very likable coach and they play a very enjoyable style of football.

  3. Tony Gale showing his West Ham favoritism (one of his former clubs) by saying that Mark Noble deserves to be playing for England because he’s one of the few central midfielders who can pass the ball.

    Leon Britton, anyone? Miles better than Noble any day of the week.

    If Gale wants England midfielders who can pass the ball, it’s time for Britton, Routledge and Dyer to get a nod for an England call-up in the near future.

    But that’ll never happen because of the London-bias at the FA and England national team.

  4. Can’t say much about Stoke today. Not a good start no matter the stats. We signed Victor Moses on loan. Need to unload some dead wood and get fired up.

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