Premier League Week 7 Fixtures: EPL TV Schedule, Live Stream and Predictions

Christopher Atkins@@chris_elasticoContributor IOctober 4, 2014

Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs, second right,along with teammate  Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, second left, question the referee Andre Marriner, in grey, after being shown a red card during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Saturday, March  22  2014. Although Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain blatantly handled to keep out Eden Hazard's shot, it was Kieran Gibbs who was dismissed despite his teammate's protests. Hazard scored Chelsea's third from the resulting penalty.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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The Premier League calendar rarely goes a weekend without a major fixture taking place somewhere across the league, and this week is no different with Chelsea and Arsenal clashing in a London derby that could be crucial to both sides' seasons.

Elsewhere, Manchester United face traditional rivals Everton in a game that will have a major effect on how both sides' start to the season is viewed.

With a win taking either back toward the business end of the table, neither will wish to leave Old Trafford without three points on Sunday.

Elsewhere, an all-London clash between West Ham and QPR has the potential for drama, while high-flying Swansea could further stick the knife into embattled Alan Pardew at Newcastle.

To top it all off, Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham host former side Southampton at White Hart Lane.

It's never dull in the Premier League and this weekend should be no different.


2014-15 Premier League Week 7 Schedule
DateTimeHomeLive Stream (US)Prediction
Oct. 43 p.m. BST/10 a.m. ETHull City vs. Crystal PalaceExtra Time2-1
Oct. 43 p.m. BST/10 a.m. ETLeicester City vs. BurnleyExtra Time1-0
Oct. 43 p.m. BST/10 a.m. ETLiverpool vs. West BromNBCSN2-0
Oct. 43 p.m. BST/10 a.m. ETSunderland vs. StokeExtra Time1-1
Oct. 43 p.m. BST/10 a.m. ETSwansea City vs. Newcastle UnitedExtra Time3-0
Oct. 45:30 p.m. BST/12:30 p.m. ETAston Villa vs. Manchester CityNBC0-4
Oct. 512 p.m. BST/7 a.m. ETManchester United vs. EvertonNBCSN2-1
Oct. 52:05 p.m. BST/9:05 a.m. ETChelsea vs. ArsenalNBCSN3-1
Oct. 52:05 p.m. BST/9:05 a.m. ETTottenham vs. SouthamptonExtra Time2-2
Oct. 54:15 p.m. BST/11:15 a.m. ETWest Ham vs. QPRNBCSN1-0

All games can be streamed via NBC Sports Live Extra. (US, subscription required)

For viewers in the United Kingdom, highlights of all of Saturday's games can be found on BBC One's Match of the Day at 10.30pm BST on Saturday evening.

Sunday's MOTD2 will be also shown at 10.30pm on BBC One. Both can be streamed live within the UK via the BBC iPlayer service.

UK Live Games

Aston Villa vs. Manchester City, 5.30 p.m. BST, Saturday, Sky Sports 1

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30:  Radja Nainggolan and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (L) of AS Roma challenge David Silva of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Manchester City FC and AS Roma  on September 30, 2014 in Manchester,
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Manchester City will hope for a peaceful Saturday evening at Villa Park, up against an Aston Villa side who have shown their potential to cause upset when they beat Liverpool 1-0 three weeks ago.

Having been challenging at the top of the league at that early stage of the season, Villa's horrendous fixture list has since seen them concede three goals in successive weeks to Arsenal and Chelsea. Paul Lambert's side will hope to respond in the right manner after two significant blows.

Key to the match for Villa will be maintaining defensive discipline in the face of City's attacking threats. The Manchester side have not hit top form yet this season, offering hope to the Midlands outfit if they can do their utmost to negate the likes of David Silva, Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri as creative forces.

Fail to do so, however, and a third successive heavy defeat could be on its way.

Manchester United vs. Everton, 12 p.m. BST, Sunday, BT Sport 1

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27:  Angel di Maria of Manchester United is tackled by Alexandre Song of West Ham during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on September 27, 2014 in Manchester, E
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Louis van Gaal's Manchester United have been on something of a roller-coaster ride thus far in the season and will confront Roberto Martinez's Everton on Sunday bereft of suspended captain Wayne Rooney.

In what is a major boost for the Dutchman, The Mirror's David McDonnell reports that centre-back Phil Jones will return from injury for the clash.

The England international's return will see the end of a run of games where the club have been forced to turn to youth in what is a key position.

Everton have won just once this campaign, in spite of some decent performances, and will also need to make do without a key figure in Belgian Kevin Mirallas. While Roberto Martinez will not be feeling the pressure yet, he will be keen to turn around a poor run of results.

Given United's defensive frailties, exposed so ruthlessly by Leicester a fortnight ago, it could be that Everton's attacking threat holds the key to the game. United will threaten, but it is a question of whether Everton can do enough to punish them at the other end.

Chelsea vs. Arsenal, 2.05 p.m. BST, Sunday, Sky Sports 1

Arsenal's season has followed a predictable and familiar path of lurching from crisis to ecstasy over recent weeks. However, with the gap to leaders Chelsea already six points, Sunday's is a game they really cannot afford to lose.

Danny Welbeck inspired the Gunners to a fine Champions League success in midweek but against a mediocre-to-poor Galatasaray side. In the big games, against Manchester City, Tottenham, Dortmund and Everton, the Gunners are yet to win this season.

What will be a major concern for Arsene Wenger is that Chelsea's team is as physical and powerful as it has been in many years, presenting a real possibility that Cesc Fabregas, Nemanja Matic and Co. will overrun what can be a frail Arsenal midfield.

With Aaron Ramsey injured, Arsenal simply must find a way to compete in the midfield or risk falling to an all-too familiar defeat against a top-four rival.

West Ham vs. QPR, 4.15 p.m. BST, Sunday, Sky Sports 1

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The final televised game of the weekend features Sam Allardyce's West Ham against Harry Redknapp's QPR in a battle of two of the old stagers of Premier League management.

For Allardyce and West Ham, who have been challenged to show a more attacking side to their game this season, this is a game when they simply have to impress. QPR, for all their big-name players, remain frail, having conceded 13 times in just six games.

With the likes of Alex Song, Morgan Amalfitano and Mark Noble in midfield, Allardyce has a blend of power and precision at his disposal to unsettle QPR.

Strikers Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia will hope to use their pace to their advantage against the slow centre-back pairing of Steven Caulker and Rio Ferdinand.

All signs point to West Ham's solidity and power allowing them to take control of the game, and if they do achieve success, pressure will be piled on Redknapp after a poor start to the season for the west London club.

All Sky games can be streamed live by subscribers via the SkyGo service, while BT Sport subscribers can view Manchester United vs. Everton via the BT Sport site.


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