By ADAM TROXTELL
Chelsea hosts Manchester City with English Premier League in a battle of Premier League title hopefuls, a weekend packed with televised soccer.
The recent talk ahead of the one vs. two matchup is concentrated on who will not be on the pitch come Saturday. Man City will be missing Yaya Toure and new signing Wilfried Bony, who are still with Ivory Coast at the African Cup of Nations.
The Blues might also have personnel concerns since Diego Costa now faces suspension for stamping on Liverpool’s Emre Can during their League Cup semifinal on Tuesday. The FA could now suspend the striker for the matchup, which could have title implications in the long run.
Elsewhere, the Bundesliga is back with its own top of the table clash. Second-placed Wolfsburg hosts first place Bayern Munich to start the second half of the season on Friday. Borussia Dortmund’s task of climbing out of the relegation zone contains a difficult start with a trip to third-placed Bayer Leverkusen.
A full Saturday evening of Liga MX starts with America facing Tigres. First placed Veracruz, one of two teams to go unbeaten in their first three games, travels to Monterrey.
An African Cup of Nations quarterfinal between Ghana and Guinea highlights Sunday afternoon’s action.
Here is a full look at this weekend’s soccer on TV (schedule after the jump):
2:30 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – PSG vs. Rennes
2:30 p.m. – GolTV USA – Wolfsburg vs. Bayern Munich
2:45 p.m. – Fox Soccer Plus – Partick Thistle vs. St. Mirren
2:45 p.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Rayo Vallecano vs. Deportivo La Coruna
8:30 p.m. – ESPN Deportes – Queretaro vs. Santos Laguna
10:30 p.m. – ESPN Deportes – Tijuana vs. Morelia
7:15 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Brentford vs. Middlesbrough
7:45 a.m. – NBCSN – Hull City vs. Newcastle
9:30 a.m. – GOLTV USA – Schalke vs. Hannover
10 a.m. – NBCSN – Manchester United vs. Leicester City
10 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Crystal Palace vs. Everton
10 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Liverpool vs. West Ham
10 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Stoke vs. QPR
10 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – Sunderland vs. Burnley
10 a.m. – Premier League Extra Time – West Brom vs. Tottenham
10 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad
Noon – beIN Sports USA – Genoa vs. Fiorentina
Noon – beIN Sports en Espanol – Eibar vs. Atletico Madrid
12:30 p.m. – NBC – Chelsea vs. Manchester City
12:30 p.m. – GOLTV USA – Bayer Leverkusen vs. Borussia Dortmund
2 p.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Granada vs. Elche
2:45 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Roma vs. Empoli
4 p.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Celta de Vigo vs. Cordoba
6 p.m. – Univision – America vs. Tigres
6 p.m. – ESPN Deportes – Puebla vs. Cruz Azul
8 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Monterrey vs. Veracruz
9:06 p.m. – Telemundo – Leon vs. Chiapas
10 p.m. – Atlas vs. Pumas
8:30 a.m. – Fox Sports 1 – Celtic vs. Rangers
8:30 a.m. – NBCSN – Arsenal vs. Aston Villa
9 a.m. – GolTV USA – Werder Bremen vs. Hertha Berlin
9 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Udinese vs. Juventus
9 a.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Chievo vs. Napoli
11 a.m. – NBCSN – Southampton vs. Swansea
11 a.m. – beIN Sports USA – Ghana vs. Guinea
11 a.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Almeria vs. Getafe
11:30 a.m. – GolTV USA – Augsburg vs. Hoffenheim
1 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Sevilla vs. Espanyol
1 p.m. – Univision – Toluca vs. Universidad Guadalajara
3 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Barcelona vs. Villarreal
6 p.m. – Univision Deportes – Guadalajara vs. Pachuca