Fans can watch live online as the Barclays Premier League, the most popular league in world football, returns from a 10-day hiatus with a full slate of weekend fixtures featuring key matches with strong Champions League qualifying implications — and every game will be viewable in streaming video.
Check the link below to access all Barclays Premier League games this weekend.
Though the Barclays Premier League kicks back into action with seven Saturday games, including six that start simultaneously at 10 a.m. Eastern time, the key matchups of the weekend take place on Sunday, as two sides coming off Thursday Europa League contests get that extra day to rest.
The first Sunday matchup with Top Four implications starts at 7 a.m. United States Eastern Time, when Tottenham Hotspur, currently occupying sixth place on the Premier League table, travels to West Ham United for a London Derby that is always hotly contested.
But this year, with Spurs just three points off the pace set by fourth-place Southampton, and West Ham only five points behinds Spurs in eighth place with just 13 games left in the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League campaign, the three-point swing in this match could possibly either vault Spurs into the Top Four — or break the Tottenham dreams of a return to the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2010.
But a win for West Ham places the Hammers — who as recently as the 2011/12 season were relegated to the Championship — within striking distance of a place in Europe, either in the lower-level Europa League, or the Champions League itself.
The final match of the weekend may be even more important when it comes to determining who gets into the Champions League next season. Kicking off at 11:15 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time, seventh-place Liverpool takes their 42 points into St. Mary’s Stadium, where the Reds will attempt to knock Southampton off their fourth-place perch.
As the table stands now, Southampton would grab the Premier League’s fourth and final UEFA Champions League berth. But Liverpool hopes to halt the Saints’ march while vaulting into fifth-place themselves.
Here is the complete fixture list for all Barclays Premier League weekend action. All kickoff times are U.S. Eastern.
Saturday, February 21
Aston Villa vs. Stoke 10:00
Chelsea vs. Burnley 10:00
Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal 10:00
Hull vs. Queens Park Rangers 10:00
Sunderland vs. West Brom 10:00
Swansea vs. Manchester Utd 10:00
Manchester City vs. Newcastle 12:30 p.m.
Sunday February 22
Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham 7:00
Everton vs. Leicester 9:05
Southampton vs. Liverpool 11:15
All 10 matches will be carried live online in streaming video by NBC Sports Live Extra, accessible at this link.
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