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Tottenham vs Arsenal live on Sky Sports: Re-arranged Premier League north London derby to take place on May 12 | Football News

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Tottenham’s re-arranged home Premier League fixture with north London rivals Arsenal will be shown live on Sky Sports on May 12.

The battle for Champions League qualification is going right down to the wire and Sky Sports will be there right until the end to watch all the twists and turns.

Antonio Conte’s side have been in scintillating form, scoring 13 goals in their last three home league fixtures to propel themselves to fourth in the Premier League table with seven gameweeks of the season remaining.

But their second meeting with local rivals Arsenal is a re-arranged fixture taking place on Thursday May 12 – after the Premier League accepted the Gunners’ request in January to call off the match after they had “many players” unavailable as a result of Covid, injuries and players away with their countries at AFCON.

Elsewhere, Manchester United are still in contention in the race for the top four – and they travel to Brighton on Saturday May 7 (kick-off 5.30pm). Ralf Rangnick’s side are also currently scheduled to face Chelsea on Sunday May 15, with the kick-off time yet to be confirmed, but that is subject to Chelsea reaching the FA Cup final.

The title race looks set for a thrilling climax and both Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will be live at least once across the coming few weeks. City host Newcastle on Sunday May 8 (kick-off 4.30pm) with Liverpool at Aston Villa on Tuesday May 10 (kick-off 8pm).

They face each other in an FA Cup semi-final on April 16 meaning that one team will be in the competition’s final on May 14. Therefore, Sky Sports has the option of showing either Southampton vs Liverpool or West Ham vs Man City on Sunday May 15 depending on which of the title protagonists have been knocked out of the FA Cup.

Confirmed new fixtures:

Saturday May 7: Brighton vs Manchester United, kick-off 5.30pm

Sunday May 8: Arsenal vs Leeds, kick-off 2pm

Sunday May 8: Man City vs Newcastle, kick-off 4.30pm

Tuesday May 10: Aston Villa vs Liverpool, kick-off 8pm

Wednesday May 11: Leeds vs Chelsea, kick-off 7.30pm

Thursday May 12: Tottenham vs Arsenal, kick-off 7.45pm

Sunday May 15: Manchester United vs Chelsea, kick-off TBC

Sunday May 15: Southampton vs Liverpool, kick-off 4.30pm*

Sunday May 15: West Ham vs Man City, kick-off 4.30pm*

Monday May 16: Newcastle vs Arsenal, kick-off 8pm

*Subject to participation in FA Cup final

Confirmed Premier League fixtures live on Sky Sports

Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Roy Keane discuss the title race

Monday April 4: Crystal Palace vs Arsenal, kick-off 8pm

Wednesday April 6: Burnley vs Everton, kick-off 7.30pm

Friday April 8: Newcastle vs Wolves, kick-off 8pm

Saturday April 9: Aston Villa vs Tottenham, kick-off 5.30pm

Sunday April 10: Norwich vs Burnley, kick-off 2pm

Sunday April 10: Manchester City vs Liverpool, kick-off, 4.30pm

Saturday April 16: Aston Villa vs Liverpool, kick-off 5.30pm

Sunday April 17: Leeds vs Chelsea, kick-off 12pm

Sunday April 17: Newcastle vs Leicester, kick-off 2.15pm

Sunday April 17: Wolves vs Man City, kick-off 4.30pm

Tuesday April 19: Liverpool vs Man Utd, kick-off 8pm

Wednesday April 20: Chelsea vs Arsenal, kick-off 7.45pm

Thursday April 21: Burnley vs Southampton, kick-off 7.45pm

Saturday April 23: Brentford vs Tottenham, kick-off 5.30pm

Sunday April 24: Chelsea vs West Ham, kick-off 2pm

Sunday April 24: Liverpool vs Everton, kick-off 4.30pm

Saturday April 30: Leeds vs Man City, kick-off 5.30pm

Sunday May 1: Everton vs Chelsea, kick-off 2pm

Sunday May 1: West Ham vs Arsenal, kick-off 4.30pm

Monday May 2: Man Utd vs Brentford, kick-off 8pm

Saturday May 7: Brighton vs Manchester United, kick-off 5.30pm

Sunday May 8: Arsenal vs Leeds, kick-off 2pm

Sunday May 8: Man City vs Newcastle, kick-off 4.30pm

Tuesday May 10: Aston Villa vs Liverpool, kick-off 8pm

Wednesday May 11: Leeds vs Chelsea, kick-off 7.30pm

Thursday May 12: Tottenham vs Arsenal, kick-off 7.45pm

Sunday May 15: Manchester United vs Chelsea, kick-off TBC*

Sunday May 15: Southampton vs Liverpool, kick-off 4.30pm*

Sunday May 15: West Ham vs Man City, kick-off 4.30pm*

Monday May 16: Newcastle vs Arsenal, kick-off 8pm

*Subject to participation in FA Cup final

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Chelsea FC: Brilliant Badiashile leading way for new signings as Thiago Silva partnership blossoms

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helsea have not conceded a goal in the first 270 minutes that Benoit Badiashile has been on the pitch since his £35million move from Monaco.

His promising early form at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea will hope, hint at better times to come through their new signings.

The arrival of French centre-back Badiashile at the start of last month kick-started a record January spending spree of more than £300m.

After Chelsea were sent spiralling into crisis with defeats by Manchester City and Fulham, Badiashile made his debut in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

After the Blues claimed a further two clean sheets in 0-0 draws away at Liverpool and at home to Fulham, he is building an impressive partnership with Thiago Silva.

Impressive start: Benoit Badiashile has formed a promising partnership with Thiago Silva

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Badiashile was one of five new signings to feature in Friday’s 0-0 draw with Fulham. He started alongside £106.8m Enzo Fernandez, who started well but faded over 90 minutes, £89.5m Mykhailo Mudryk, who struggled over 45 minutes while carrying a cold, and £30m Noni Madueke, who was bright after being brought on at half-time.

“What a waste of money” was the regular chant from the Fulham fans in the away end.

That felt harsh in Badiashile’s case. With his size and speed, he looks like a perfect partner for 38-year-old veteran Silva.

In addition, he showed the ability to play brilliantly out of Fulham’s well-drilled press and he coped in his duels against Aleksandar Mitrovic.

There is still adaption to be done, as Graham Potter barked instructions about his positioning in relation to Silva.

However, using French to communicate with the former Paris Saint-Germain captain, Badiashile has helped steady the ship in the absence of the injured Wesley Fofana, and with Kalidou Koulibaly out of form.

While still only averaging just 1.05 goals per game in the Premier League, Chelsea will draw more than they win unless their new midfielders and forwards step up.

Arriving in the weeks after Badiashile, the likes of Fernandez, Joao Felix, Mudryk and Madueke have not had as much time to adapt to their surroundings.

With Chelsea still in 10th place and increasingly falling behind in the race to qualify for Europe, they must follow Badiashile’s lead and hit the ground running before time runs out.



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Reporter’s notebook: Jesse Marsch’s Leeds side showed encouraging signs at times but lack of points cost him his job | Football News

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Jesse Marsch was approaching his one-year anniversary as Leeds United head coach before the decision was taken on Monday to relieve him of his duties.

The defeat to Nottingham Forest a day earlier had been the final straw for the Leeds board, who were all aligned in the view that a change was necessary after almost three months without a Premier League win.

The recent statistics paint a grim picture for Leeds. Seven Premier League games without a win and just two wins in the last 17 league games. And against Forest, although they dominated in the first half and created the better chances, a worrying pattern had started to develop which had become a huge concern for fans. Leeds were producing performances with lots of positives, but not enough points.

There is little doubt that a large proportion of the fan base had lost patience with Marsch, and they made their frustrations clear at the full-time whistle on Sunday with calls for a change of head coach.

What is very evident is that Leeds have not kicked on this season. At times there have been really promising signs, but the fans and the board at Leeds wanted more. Marsch will feel that with time he could have delivered more, but he was also realistic enough to know that he was walking a tightrope.

I got to know Jesse well during his 12 months at Elland Road and it was abundantly clear he cared passionately about the club. He understood what it meant to be head coach of Leeds United and what the club meant to the city and the fans. And he has to be given great credit for keeping Leeds in the Premier League last season.

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds.

Although it hasn’t worked out for Marsch this season, there is a strong argument to suggest that the next Leeds boss will be in a great position to move the club forward.

Patrick Bamford and Luis Sinisterra are now fit, and the January additions should make the starting line-up stronger. The club has also invested heavily in young players and one of those, Willy Gnonto, has emerged as one of the shining lights of the season.

Those factors have created an expectation that Leeds are better than their current league position, and that means a reluctance to accept another season fighting to avoid the drop. It also means that there are reasons to be optimistic about the future.

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Former Leeds United goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes sacking Jesse Marsch was the right decision as he was given enough time at the club.

The process of finding a replacement for Marsch is already underway and Leeds hope to make a swift appointment. A move for Marcelo Bielsa is highly unlikely, but West Brom boss Carlos Corberan, who worked under Bielsa, is a candidate, while Ange Postecoglou at Celtic has also been linked.

It is also worth noting Leeds have a track record of leftfield appointments, so as they work through their list of targets, there is a good chance that a candidate emerges that could surprise everybody.

In the meantime, Michael Skubala, Paco Gallardo and Chris Armas will take training at Thorp Arch, and will be in the dugout for Wednesday’s Premier League fixture against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Leeds’ next Premier League fixtures

February 8: Manchester United (A) – kick-off 8pm

February 12: Manchester United (H) – kick-off 2pm, live on Sky Sports

February 18: Everton (A) – kick-off 3pm

February 25: Southampton (H) – kick-off 3pm

March 4: Chelsea (A) – kick-off 3pm

March 11: Brighton (H) – kick-off 3pm

March 18: Wolves (A) – kick-off 3pm



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Tom Brady in his underwear is taking over Twitter

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Um .. oh.

Um .. oh.
Screenshot: Twitter: Tom Brady

It’s Super Bowl week, and if you thought Tom Brady was going to let this week go by without being all up in your timeline…well. Just a week after announcing he’s retiring from football (you’ll never convince me he didn’t play an extra year just to stick it to Adam Schefter), Tom Brady has dropped his first thirst trap on Twitter. Or, attempted thirst trap. Actually, IS this a thirst trap?

As will many things Tom Brady, the attempt to be cool and edgy just winds up being sterile, boring, and kinda sad. A beige man in a beige room in beige underwear with a “pleass clap” look on his face.

And because OF COURSE:

Yes, Tom. We all knew the plug as coming. I’m not sure what color “heather crimson” is supposed to be, but I believe this is what we used to call “puce,” which… meh. The fact that there is something called the “Brady Boxer Brief” is enough to make me want to stick my head in the oven, because you know there are guys in New England burning up the internet right now to wear the same undies as their hero. And even more so because no amount of refusing to mask during COVID, vouching for Antonio Brown, stumping for Donald Trump, or getting a PPP loan during a nationwide pandemic is enough to get people to stop buying what this guy is selling. He’s even gotten to Jane Fonda, for crying out loud.

Of course, this entire thing was set up by Brady’s own brand:

So…whatever. It’s Super Bowl week and everyone is talking about Tom Brady, which is exactly how he wants it to be.



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