EPL Week 8 Fixtures: TV Schedule, Live Stream Info and Games to Watch
The Premier League is back! After a two-week international break, which at times felt longer, the drama of England’s top tier returns to our screens with some absorbing storylines to get to grips with.
There’s a new man in the hot seat at Sunderland. Gus Poyet, the former Brighton and Hove Albion boss, has been handed the unenviable task of sorting out the mess Paolo Di Canio left behind at the Stadium of Light.
At the other end of the table, Manchester City and Chelsea are looking to close the gap on the early leaders, Southampton are hoping to extend their unbeaten streak to five games against Manchester United, and David Moyes will be eager for his side to record back-to-back league wins for the first time since he took the reins at Old Trafford.
With plenty to look forward to in Gameweek 8, here’s a look at three games guaranteed to whet the appetite.
|Home Team||vs.||Away Team||Date, K/O Time and Location:||Broadcaster|
|Newcastle||vs.||Liverpool||Oct. 19, 12:45 p.m BST, St. James' Park||BT Sport|
|Arsenal||vs.||Norwich||Oct. 19, 3 p.m BST, Emirates Stadium|
|Chelsea||vs.||Cardiff City||Oct. 19, 3 p.m BST, Stamford Bridge|
|Everton||vs.||Hull||Oct. 19, 3 p.m BST, Goodison Park|
|Manchester United||vs.||Southampton||Oct. 19, 3 p.m BST, Old Trafford|
|Stoke City||vs.||West Brom||Oct. 19, 3 p.m BST, Britannia Stadium|
|Swansea||vs.||Sunderland||Oct. 19, 3 p.m BST, The Liberty Stadium|
|West Ham||vs.||Manchester City||Oct, 19. 5:30 p.m BST, Boleyn Ground||Sky Sports|
|Aston Villa||vs.||Tottenham||Oct. 20, 4 p.m BST, Villa Park||Sky Sports|
|Crystal Palace||vs.||Fulham||Oct. 21, 8 p.m BST, Selhurst Park||Sky Sports|
Fixtures via premierleague.com
BT Sport subscribers can view Newcastle vs. Liverpool via the BT Sport app.
UK viewers can watch Sky Sports’ live games on the Sky Player website or via SkyGo for laptops and mobile devices (subscription required). Live scores are also provided on Sky Sports News throughout each match.
All highlights are available without the need for subscription on Match of the Day (BBC One, Saturday) or Match of the Day 2 (BBC2, Sunday). The latter programme can be found on BBC iPlayer Monday.
West Ham vs. Manchester City, Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m. BST, Sky Sports
Manchester City have yet to pick up a victory on the road this season, and they will be eager to reverse their fortunes against West Ham, who have experienced struggles of their own at Boleyn Park.
The blue side of Manchester looked nothing short of scintillating in their 4-1 derby-day victory over United, but a goalless draw against Stoke and defeats to Cardiff and Aston Villa away from home have blotched their early season formbook.
Manuel Pellegrini’s team have the trappings of a title-winning side; it’s just a matter of bringing the pieces together over 90 minutes on a more consistent basis, and their manager will be hoping his side can kick-start a run in East London.
Who will win this match?
West Ham away isn’t a walkover by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s the type of place City fans will expect three points from if they are to live up to their billing as potential champions. The Blues will be without the services of Vincent Kompany, who picked up a thigh injury, but Pellegrini will lose little sleep over his absent skipper with West Ham offering little in the way of an attacking threat
With Andy Carroll still injured, and the recently acquired Carlton Cole not yet match fit, Sam Allardyce will likely set up his stall in a 4-6-0 formation, similar to the game against Spurs.
While the false nine experiment worked against Tottenham, it will be difficult to see the Hammers turning over City in a similar fashion. Ravel Morrison will be their man to watch, but in the absence of centre-back James Collins, who pulled a hamstring midweek, West Ham will struggle to contain City, who have scored a league-high 17 goals this season.
Arsenal vs. Norwich, Oct. 19, 3 p.m. BST
Arsene Wenger emphasised in his pre-match press conference—per Jack de Menezes in The Independent—that each game represents a “potential danger,” and he will be reaffirming that belief with his players come kick-off time on Saturday.
Wenger’s charges need only glance a few miles north to see the damage West Ham inflicted on rivals Spurs in Gameweek 7 to gear themselves up for the visit of Norwich.
The home side will be buoyed by the return of Santi Cazorla. The diminutive Spaniard hasn’t featured since his team’s victory over Tottenham in the North London derby, and it will be interesting to see how he fits into the side since the arrival of Mesut Ozil.
Who will win this match?
Against Tottenham, Cazorla was deployed out on the left but he moved centrally whenever the opportunity presented itself, and he was at the forefront of everything his side created that day.
The difficulty with Cazorla moving in off the wing, however, is that it often leaves Kieran Gibbs exposed at the back when the opposition has the ball. While the young full-back dealt well with the Spurs attackers in the derby, it will be an area that Chris Hughton will be hoping to exploit on Saturday.
Swansea vs. Sunderland, Oct. 19, 3 p.m BST
New Sunderland manager Gus Poyet said in his pre-match press conference that his side need to stop conceding goals, keep the ball better, create more chances and basically just win more football matches, according to Graeme Yorke in the Daily Mail.
Sounds simple really, doesn’t it?
In reality, Poyet has a massive challenge on his hands. The key word moving forward will be “jell.” With 14 new players coming through the doors at the Stadium of Light over the summer, Poyet needs to bring the group of unfamiliar individuals together as a team, starting with the trip to Swansea.
Who will win this match?
Michael Laudrup’s side haven’t exactly been poor this campaign, but based on the high bar they set themselves last season, the Dane will be disappointed to lie 15th in the table after seven matches.
Swansea’s best performances so far have come in the Europa League, where they rolled over Valencia 4-0 away from home, but in the Swan's defence, they haven’t exactly had an easy run of it in the league.
The Welsh side’s defeats have come at the hands of Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal and an in-form Southampton side, while they picked up a draw at home to Liverpool.
With Sunderland, West Ham, Cardiff, Stoke and Fulham on the horizon, Swansea should start their rise up the table. Starting this Saturday with the visit of Sunderland.
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