Chelsea is threatening to run away with the English Premier League title before fall officially begins, and standing in the way of an early Blues runaway is the defending champion Manchester City.
The Citizens play host to Jose Mourinho’s side today in the weekend’s marquee match-up. Chelsea has cruised to a 4-0 start, and could open up whopping eight-point lead on Manchester City with a win. Manuel Pellegrini will need to find a way to contain red-hot Chelsea striker Diego Costa, who is expected back in the starting lineup after being rested for Chelsea’s mid-week Champions League action.
Manchester United hit the road to take on Leicester City, looking to build some momentum after last week’s impressive 4-0 romp over Queens Park Rangers. A win in Leicester could propel the Red Devils ahead of the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham, and within striking distance of a top four place in the Premier League.
In Spain, Barcelona puts their perfect record on the line against a Levante side sitting in last place in La Liga. Neymar and Lionel Messi have been working well together, but it has been Barcelona’s defense, which has yet to allow a goal in league play, that has been a telling story in the early season.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s Soccer TV schedule is after the jump):
TODAY’S SOCCER ON TV
8:30 a.m. – CNBC – Leicester City vs. Manchester United
8:30 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Tottenham vs. West Bromwich Albion
9 a.m. -beIN Sports en Español – Genoa vs. Lazio
9 a.m. -beIN Sports USA – AS Roma vs. Cagliari
9:30 a.m. – GolTV USA – Wolfsburg vs. Bayer Leverkusen
11 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Everton vs. Crystal Palace
11 a.m. – NBC Sports Network – Manchester City vs. Chelsea
11 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – AS Monaco vs. Guingamp
11 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Villarreal vs. Rayo Vallecano
11:30 a.m. – GolTV USA – FC Köln vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach
1 p.m. – beIN Sports en Español – Cordoba vs. Sevilla
1 p.m. – Univision – Toluca vs. Monterrey
3 p.m. – UniMas – Toronto FC vs. Chivas USA
3 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Levante vs. Barcelona
3 p.m. – GolTV USA – Flamengo vs. Fluminense
3:15 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Porto vs. Boavista
6 p.m. – UniMas – Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Queretaro