I recently returned from a wonderful vacation in Ireland. The locals’ focus was not on football/soccer, but rather on rugby as the Irish national team defeated the revered New Zealand “All Blacks” on home soil for the first time ever, leaving Dublin absolutely jubilant in celebration. Well done providing an extra excuse to drink down the Guinness, lads!
However, certain other parts of the sporting world are indeed very interested in the beautiful game. After missing a connecting flight and getting waylaid in London — or rather, in Slough (of The Office fame) near Heathrow and far from the London center — my wife and I ventured down the street to a pub to take in some Premier League fun, watching the second half of Saturday evening’s Tottenham v. Chelsea match with some local fans.
Other than being at Wembley itself, is there anything better than watching a London derby at a semi-packed pub, pint of freshly-poured ale in hand, in the land where the game was invented? Especially, of course, when your favorite team romps and you can celebrate with fellow Spurs supporters in front of grouchy Blues’ fans!
Now, of course, it’s back to the usual routine... watching at home, groggily laid out on the couch by myself in a U.S. Pacific time morning, far earlier than nature intended. No beer — I’m no alcoholic, thankfully — but I’ll be sure to get the coffee pot going.
Wherever you’re watching, it’s an absolutely cracking weekend featuring a pair of London derbies (Chelsea v. Fulham and Arsenal v. Tottenham) along with a Merseyside derby (Liverpool v. Everton) and loads of other good action. Just be sure to leave the playing to the professionals!
- Crystal Palace vs Burnley
- Huddersfield vs Brighton
- Leicester vs Watford
- Manchester City vs Bournemouth
- Newcastle vs West Ham
- Southampton vs Manchester United
HOW TO WATCH EPL GAMES THIS WEEKEND (in U.S.)
Dates: November 30 - December 2
Available Broadcast TV: NBC (Southampton v. Manchester United); Telemundo (Arsenal v. Spurs, Liverpool v. Everton)
Available Cable TV: NBCSN (Cardiff v. Wolves, Manchester City v. Bournemouth, Chelsea v. Fulham, Arsenal v. Spurs, Liverpool v. Everton); Universo (Manchester City v. Bournemouth, Southampton v. Manchester United, Chelsea v. Fulham)
Available Streaming: NBC Sports Gold (Leicester v. Watford, Newcastle v. West Ham, Crystal Palace v. Burnley, Huddersfield v. Brighton); DirecTV No Fubo.TV, Hulu, PlayStation Vue, and Sling TV (Manchester City v. Bournemouth, Southampton v. Manchester United, Chelsea v. Fulham, Arsenal v. Spurs, Liverpool v. Everton)
There’s a fun-filled slate of games over the three days, so be sure to join us in the comments as the action unfolds live!