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David Silva of Manchester City and Frank Lampard of Chelsea

By JUSTIN FERGUSON

Two of the biggest names in modern English soccer take to the field once again Sunday as Manchester City visit Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is unbeaten in his last 64 home matches in the English Premier League, but his second-place Blues have a considerable challenge ahead of them when Manuel Pellgrini’s Citizens visit West London. After struggling away from home to start the season, Man City and their high-powered offense recorded back-to-back away wins against West Ham United and CSKA Moscow.

Elsewhere in the EPL, Jozy Altidore and last-place Sunderland look for their first victory of the season when rivals Newcastle United visit the Stadium of Light. The Black Cats have only recorded one point ahead of Sunday’s Tyne-Wear Derby, but new manager Gus Poyet and his club know a victory against their hated rivals could be the spark needed to turn their season around.

In France, Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco continue their battle for the top spot in Ligue 1 on Sunday. New league leaders PSG, fresh off a 5-0 rout of Anderlecht earlier this week, visit seventh-place Saint Etienne. But before the Parisians take the field, Monaco have a chance to put pressure on their rivals with a home win over a surprisingly down Lyon club at Stade Louis II.

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 (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):

7:30am – beIN Sport USA – Napoli vs Torino

9:30am – NBC Sports Network – Sunderland vs Newcastle 

10am – beIN Sport en Español – Juventus vs. Genoa

10am – beIN Sport USA – Udinese vs Roma

10am – beIN Sport Play – Parma vs. AC Milan

12pm – NBC Sports Network – Chelsea v. Manchester City

12pm – NBC Sports Live Extra – Swansea City vs West Ham United

12pm – NBC Sports Live Extra – Tottenham vs Hull City

12pm – beIN Sport USA – Monaco vs Lyon

12pm – beIN Sport en Español – Villarreal vs Valencia

12:30pm – GolTV – Borussia Monchengladbach vs Eintracht Frankfurt

1pm – ESPN Deportes – Corinthians vs Santos

1:30pm – NBC – D.C. United vs Houston Dynamo 

1:30pm – Univision – Pumas vs Veracruz

2pm – beIN Sport en Español – Real Sociedad vs Almeria

3pm – GolTV Cerro Porteño vs. Peñarol (Uruguay)

4pm – beIN Sport USA – Saint-Etienne vs Paris Saint-Germain

4pm – beIN Sport en Español- Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis

4pm – MLS Direct Kick- Columbus Crew vs. New England Revolution 

5pm – UniMas – New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire 

8pm – MLS Direct Kick – Vancouver Whitecaps vs Colorado Rapids

9pm – ESPN/ESPN Deportes- Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy

233 comments
  • TomG

    Halftime thoughts:

    Chicago won the first 20 minutes. NY won the rest.
    Peguy can’t finish worth a dang but hes a recent revelation as a pa$$er. He can really pick out the through balls.
    Magee loves scoring big goals
    Henry looks motivated. Man what a goal! Even his diving looks crisper than usual. An in form Henry could spell trouble for the rest of the league.

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  • TomG

    OH MY GOD!! THE RED BULLS ARE GOING TO WIN THE SUPPORTER’S SHIELD!! THE RED BULLS ARE GOING TO WIN THE SUPPORTER’S SHIELD!!

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  • ed from houston

    I am kind of glad SKC did not win it either. Hold the result NYRB. Hold the result.

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  • TomG

    Fans singing for Petke who visibly has tears in his eyes as Steele scores and Cahill leaps into Petke’s arms.

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  • John

    Got to feel a bit for Magee who did alot to turn Chicago’s season around but comes up short. I think if he could have lead them on a bit of a run perhaps Klinsmann would have given him a look in the January camp.

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    • RalphNadersPatioFurniture

      Why?

      That’s like saying you’d rather have the FA Cup than win the Premiership. -Nobody ever.

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      • ThaDeuce

        No, I’d rather have the MLS Cup than the U.S. Cup, but I’d rather have the U.S. Cup than the Shield. Totally different. If Red Bulls win the MLS Cup, well, props to them. That’s a big deal.

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      • RalphNadersPatioFurniture

        Shield is a bigger deal for me than the Cup. Year long worth of effort versus whose hot or not at the end of the year.

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      • TomG

        Yes, totally agree. US Open Cup is not a big deal at this point as demonstrated by the teams playing their subs for all maches except for the final. Shield is the hard work and sweat of your best players playing the entire season.

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      • ThaDeuce

        That’s a great question. Ask me once we’ve won a champions league title :p

        Seriously, I think champions league.

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    • Kris

      US Cup over the Shield? You’re insane haha.
      Not a NY fan, but at least the Shield is on par with what the rest of the soccer world calls the league title.

      Props NY

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  • RB

    Penultimate game of the season starts and the Rapids may be toast already, as apart from missing both Powers and Sanchez, they’re wearing those lousy blue kits…

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  • Bac

    Rosales starts on the bench. I could care less who wins tonight, but I do have a question.
    Does Sigi dislike Rosales or has he been watching a completely different midfield the last month?

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  • Worst trade in MLS history

    I really want the Galaxy to win this game, but I’m concerned with rogers on the field. It’s his fault the highlander is gone!
    Freaking rogers needs to get on his unicorn and ride the rainbow to retirement. Baring another 2 camilo goals in the second half, we officially traded the 2013 golden boot winner for an injury plagued marketing has been.

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  • MemRook

    Deuce scores. No more when-will-the-highest-ever-paid-MLS-player-score jokes now. Dang. I don’t know how to feel.

    Celebrates with the CLASSIC “It’s about time” wrist tap though.

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  • RalphNadersPatioFurniture

    F MLS and their joke of a game.

    Galaxy score a clear, clear goal. That was inside the goal by several feet.

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  • MemRook

    Omar scored! I mean he literally scored but no one saw it. Errrrr just everyone but three refs.

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    • ed from houston

      lol, yes, the ball bounce inside the line completely, traveled a few inches more before it was kicked out….hillarious

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  • Jeff Fulton

    That should shut up all of the “The League cheats for the Galaxy” idiots and have them change to “The League cheats for the Sounders” idiots.

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  • USAmr

    Does the Galaxy rocking the rasta jerseys mean they are giving new meaning to the Herbal Life sponsorship?

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  • RalphNadersPatioFurniture

    Embarrassing for MLS. And the Galaxy almost pushed into the playoff game by that nonsense.

    And on ESPN in Sunday primetime. Well done!

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  • Travis

    keane is one whiny dude. great player but he spends probably 10 minutes a game berating his own teammates and the officials. LA deserved that draw

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    • RalphNadersPatioFurniture

      How did they deserve a draw when they scored more goals than the other team?

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      • Travis

        on the balance of play it was even. they were clearly robbed of a goal but that was a very even game overall.

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