By AARON CRANFORD
Chelsea has the title in the bag, but Arsenal are arguably the best English Premier League team in 2015, and a win against their London foe could force the league-leaders to hold off their celebrations.
After Manchester City’s win Saturday, Arsenal sit in third place on the EPL table, and the Gunners would not like to lose a top three posiition, which awards an automatic bid into the 2015-2016 UEFA Champions League group stage.
Meanwhile, El Super Clasico kicks off in Zapopan, Mexico when CD Guadalajara hosts Club America. Chivas are tied for first with 25 points on the year while Club America could match that Sunday with a road win.
If you will be watching today’s action, feel free to leave your thoughts, opinions, and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (today’s soccer on TV schedule after the jump):
1 a.m. — Fox Soccer Plus — Wellington Phoenix vs. Sydney FC
7:30 a.m. — Fox Soccer Plus — Dundee United vs. Celtic
8:30 a.m. — NBCSN — Everton vs. Manchester United
9 a.m. — beIN Sports en Espanol — Lazio vs. Chievo
9 a.m. — beIN Sports USA — Torino vs. Juventus
11 a.m. — NBCSN — Arsenal vs. Chelsea
11 a.m. — beIN Sports USA — Lens vs. Monaco
11 a.m. — beIN Sports en Espanol — Almerica vs. Eibar
11:30 a.m. — GolTV USA — Borussia Moenchengladbach vs. Wolfsburg
1 p.m. — beIN Sports USA — Sevilla vs. Rayo Vallecano
1 p.m. — Univision — Toluca vs. Tijuana
3 p.m. — beIN Sports USA — Celta de Vigo vs. Real Madrid
3 p.m. — GolTV USA — Palmeiras vs. Santos
5 p.m. — ESPN2 — New York Red Bulls vs. LA Galaxy
5 p.m. — GolTV USA — Rentistas vs. Nacional
7 p.m. — Fox Sports 1 — Orlando City vs. Toronto FC
7:30 p.m. — Univision — Guadalajara vs. America
9:30 p.m. — Fox Sports 1 — Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers
Gooooolllll #2 from chicha
Gooooolllll #2 from Jozy
Chicha with a gooooolll…..can’t hate the kid
Jozy with a goooooolll……… can’t hate the kid
Per the box score – Aron Johannsson bagged a goal today.
Nice assist there from Johnson, possible winner
“MotM vs Wolfsburg, Rating 8.34, Assists 1, Interceptions 4, Tackles 2, Dribbles 5 “
Who is the color guy for the Chelsea game, and can we send him to a referee class? His understanding of the rules is awful. And can he stop being a Chelsea fanboy?
Serious ? – does a high kick/cleat to the face with zero chance to get the ball usually get a yellow card? I don’t think Willian was intentionally malicious there but dang his cleat hit The arsenal defender’s face a good second or 2 after the defender headed the ball. Why not red in this case?
Geoff Cameron doing nbcsn pre-game commentary on Arsenal v Chelsea. Does it well enough to get by, but not great… similar to his RB/CB/DM role with the nats.
Manu look really blunt today. Rooney for one doesn’t seem willing(Able?) to press hard enough to for Everton to give up the ball. So Everton spent the at least 10 minutes just passing it around between CBs.
It was surprisingly one-sided, yes. Man U looked like a classic “team with nothing to play for”, which is is not only untrue (they have not wrapped up Top 4 in spite of Liverpool’s reluctance to challenge them), but really quite ridiculous for a lot of these players, given the claims coming out of Man U about how much they intend to spend over the summer.
Who knows if they’ll actually have a spending plan this time. The last-minute binge they executed at the end of last summer was classic “throwing money at the problem” if I’ve ever seen it.