By MICHAEL KLINE
Former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez will attempt to do what no Chelsea manager has done since May of 2010: beat Liverpool in a league match.
The last time Liverpool lost to Chelsea in the league also happens to be Benitez’s last loss as a Liverpool manager. This time around, the Blues are playing with a top four place on the line.
Chelsea-Liverpool is one of several important matches in the English Premier League this weekend that have major implications.
Tottenham Hotspur will host Manchester City Sunday morning in a match with major top four implications.
Tottenham have been on a run of poor form recently, having won only one of their last seven matches. Meanwhile, Manchester City have won their last four matches, including impressive victories over Manchester United and Chelsea. The Spurs have been handed a big boost ahead of their match against City, with Gareth Bale being declared fit for the match.
In Italy, AC Milan will travel to Turin for a clash with Serie A-leaders Juventus.
Milan have been in tremendous form recently, having not lost in the league since December, and currently sit in the last Champions League qualifying spot in Italy, just four points above Fiorentina. Juventus will look to avenge their 1-0 league loss earlier this season to The Red and Black, and inch closer to claiming back-to-back Scudetto titles with a victory against Milan.
Here is a rundown of This Weekend’s Soccer on TV:
THIS WEEKEND’S SOCCER ON TV
2:30pm – Univision Deportes – Montpellier vs. Lyon
8:30pm – ESPN2 – Jaguares vs. León
10:30pm – Univision Deportes – Santos Laguna vs. Monterrey
9:30am – GolTV – Hannover 96 vs. Bayern Munich
10am – ESPN2 – Fulham vs. Arsenal
10am – FoxSoccer2Go.com – Norwich City vs. Reading
10am – FoxSoccer2Go.com – Queens Park Rangers vs. Stoke City
10am – Fox Soccer Channel – Sunderland vs. Everton
10am – FoxSoccer2Go.com – Swansea City vs. Southampton
10am – Fox Soccer Plus – West Bromwich Albion vs. Newcastle United
10am – FoxSoccer2Go.com – West Ham United vs. Wigan Athletic
10am – beIN Sport en Español – Granada vs. Real Valladolid
11am – Univision Deportes – Olympique Marseille vs. Brest
12pm – beIN Sport – Real Madrid vs. Real Betis
12:30pm – GolTV – Werder Bremen vs. Wolfsburg
2pm – beIN Sport – Barcelona vs. Levante
4pm – MLS Direct Kick – Toronto FC vs. Houston Dynamo
4pm – beIN Sport en Español – Valencia vs. Málaga
6pm – MLS Direct Kick – Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders
7pm – MLS Direct Kick – New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution
7pm – Univision Deportes – Atlas vs. Guadalajara
8pm – UniMás – Tigres UANL vs. Pachuca
8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – FC Dallas vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew
9pm – MLS Direct Kick – Real Salt Lake vs. Chivas USA
9pm – Univision Deportes – América vs. Pumas UNAM
10:30pm – NBC Sports Network – Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Sporting Kansas City
8:30am – Fox Soccer Channel – Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City
9am – beIN Sport – Napoli vs. Cagliari
9:30am – GolTV – Stuttgart vs. Freiburg
11am – Fox Soccer Channel – Liverpool vs. Chelsea
11am – beIN Sport en Español – Deportivo La Coruña vs. Athletic Club
1pm – beIN Sport en Español – Osasuna vs. Real Sociedad
1pm – Univision – Toluca vs. Cruz Azul
2:45pm – beIN Sport – Juventus vs. AC Milan
3pm – beIN Sport en Español – Sevilla vs. Atlético Madrid
5pm – ESPN2 – DC United vs. Philadelphia Union
7pm – Univision Deportes – Atlante vs. Puebla
11pm – UniMás – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers