By DAN KARELL
With every other team playing already, Manchester City hosts Newcastle (3pm, NBC Sports Network) in the final game of the first week in the new Barclays Premier League season.
Man City, who spent a reported £87 million ($136.3 million) on four signings this summer will see two of them, Jesus Navas and Fernandinho, make their debuts for the club while Emmanuel Negredo starts on the bench.
The visiting Newcastle side have had a tumultuous summer as the appointment of Joe Kinnear brought nothing but bad press to the club, and Papiss Cisse for a time didn’t want to play with the shirt that had the club’s sponsor on it. And as of Monday, Yohan Cabaye has been left off the team sheet after Arsenal submitted a transfer bid.
If you will be watching today’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action.