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Premier League Week 16 Fixtures: Complete TV Schedule for Matchday 16

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 30:  Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates victory after the Barclays Premier League match between Cardiff City and Arsenal at Cardiff City Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IDecember 14, 2013

The Premier League continues with 10 more matches this weekend, headlined by a pivotal showdown between Manchester City and league leaders Arsenal that will kick off Matchday 16.

Fourth-placed City are just six points off the Gunners in the league table and can cut that deficit in half with an eighth victory at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon. But the Gunners are unbeaten in their last four league games and will be looking to pick up a statement win of their own.

In other notable Week 16 action, Chelsea will battle Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool take on Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane and reeling Manchester United will try their luck against Aston Villa at Villa Park.

With a full weekend of games on tap, let's get you ready with a complete breakdown of Matchday 16's television schedule. 

Premier League Week 16 TV Schedule
Date/TimeMatchLocationTV
Dec. 14 at 7:45 a.m. ET, 12:45 p.m. GMTManchester City vs. ArsenalEtihad StadiumNBCSN
Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. GMTCardiff City vs. West Bromwich AlbionCardiff City StadiumPremier League Extra Time
Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. GMTChelsea vs. Crystal PalaceStamford BridgeNBCSN
Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. GMTEverton vs. FulhamGoodison ParkPremier League Extra Time
Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. GMTNewcastle United vs. SouthamptonSt. James' ParkPremier League Extra Time
Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. GMTWest Ham United vs. SunderlandUpton ParkPremier League Extra Time
Dec. 14 at 12:30 p.m. ET, 5:30 p.m. GMTHull City vs. Stoke CityKC StadiumNBCSN
Dec. 15 at 8:30 a.m. ET, 1:30 p.m. GMTAston Villa vs. Manchester UnitedVilla ParkNBCSN
Dec. 15 at 8:30 a.m. ET, 1:30 p.m. GMTNorwich City vs. Swansea CityCarrow RoadPremier League Extra Time
Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. ET, 4 p.m. GMTTottenham Hotspur vs. LiverpoolWhite Hart LaneNBCSN
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Must-See Matches

Manchester City vs. Arsenal

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24:  Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates his second goal with Yaya Toure and Alvaro Negredo during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on November 24, 201
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When: Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:45 a.m. ET/12:45 p.m GMT

Where: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Watch: NBC Sports Network

If there's a can't-miss match in Week 16 it's Manchester City vs. Arsenal. Manuel Pellegrini's Citizens have been remarkable at home this seasonoutscoring their opponents by a combined mark of 29-2while Arsene Wenger's Gunners have played well just about everywhere.

With Arsenal leading the table by five points and City looking to move up, the stakes will be sky-high when these two clubs square off on Saturday afternoon at the Etihad.

There will also be tremendous individual talent on display. City striker Sergio Aguero has scored a dozen goals this season and trails only Liverpool's Luis Suarez in the race for the Premier League scoring title.

The 25-year-old Argentine has scored in each of City's past two league matches and has netted four goals over the past four league games.

On the other side, Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud will be worth following. The two Gunners stars have combined for 15 goals in league play this season and have been creating opportunities for others as well, combining for nine assists thus far.

Expect all three of the aforementioned stars to leave their mark on Saturday's showdown in one way or another. 

 

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool shoots at goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield on December 7, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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When: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. ET/4 p.m GMT

Where: White Hart Lane, London

Watch: NBC Sports Network

In another top-tier matchup between two Premier League contenders, Liverpool will travel to White Hart Lane on Sunday to take on Spurs for the first time this season.

Andre Villas-Boas' squad only trail the Reds by three points in the league table and can draw even with them with a victory and three points. On the other hand, Liverpool can distance themselves from Spurs and keep the pressure on Arsenal with a third away win.

If that doesn't interest you, Luis Suarez certainly will. The league's leading goalscorer has been on fire of late, scoring six goals in the Reds' past two victories over Norwich City and West Ham United. The Uruguayan superstar now has 15 goals and two assists in 10 Premier League appearances overall. 

If nothing else, you'll want to watch to see if Suarez can turn in another jaw-dropping performance.

Meanwhile, Spurs have been scoring by committee, with three different players having netted a goal in their back-to-back 2-1 victories over Fulham and Sunderland.

 

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