Premier League 8/5/2021

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Premier League 8/5/2021. Four games in the Premier League today. At 12:30, on BT Sport 1, is Leeds United v Tottenham Hotspur. At 15:00, on Sky Sports Main Event, is Sheffield United v Crystal Palace. Also on Sky Sports Main Event at 17:30 is Manchester City v Chelsea. The late game at 20:15, on Sky Sports Main Event, is Liverpool v Southampton.

Premier League 8/5/2021 - Leeds United v Tottenham
Leeds United v Tottenham
Premier League 8/5/2021 - Leeds United v Tottenham
Leeds United v Tottenham Detailed

Premier League 8/5/2021 – Leeds United v Tottenham

  • Liam Cooper has served a ban and his return is a boost for Leeds, with the centre-back potentially starting alongside Diego Llorente.
  • Adam Forshaw is ruled out, while Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed the club will continue to monitor Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha.
  • However, Rodrigo is back for the hosts and he could start here in a re-shuffled midfielder with Helder Costa out for Leeds’ final four games of the season.
  • Giovani Lo Celso was on the receiving end of a nasty stamp from John Fleck on Sunday night and having nursed an ice pack on the sidelines, the Argentine will likely be assessed ahead of Saturday’s trip to Leeds.
  • Ben Davies is sidelined, but he is Ryan Mason’s only confirmed absentee for the meeting with the Whites.
  • Harry Winks seems to be ahead of Tanguy Ndombele in the pecking order and if Lo Celso does miss out, it’s the former who would likely come into the XI.

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Premier League 8/5/2021 - Sheffield United v Crystal Palace
Sheffield United v Crystal Palace
Premier League 8/5/2021 - Sheffield United v Crystal Palace Detailed
Sheffield United v Crystal Palace Detailed
  • Sander Berge made his long-awaited comeback from injury last weekend with 45 minutes under his belt and he will push for a first start since December here.
  • Chris Basham is also back for Sheffield United but the Blades are expected to miss at least four players through injury.
  • Chelsea loanee Ethan Ampadu will need to be assessed after missing the 4-0 defeat to Tottenham last weekend with a groin complaint.
  • Gary Cahill was back on the bench against Manchester City last weekend, while James Tomkins got an hour under his belt for the U23s on Monday.
  • Jordan Ayew will push for a recall but few other changes are expected from Roy Hodgson’s side.

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Premier League 8/5/2021 - Manchester City v Chelsea
Manchester City v Chelsea
Premier League 8/5/2021 - Manchester City v Chelsea
Manchester City v Chelsea

Premier League 8/5/2021 – Manchester City v Chelsea

  • Pep Guardiola may also rotate a bit on Saturday, though Manchester City have had an extra 24 hours to rest and prepare for this game compared to Chelsea.
  • Aymeric Laporte will definitely rotate into the side with John Stones suspended for champions-elect City.
  • Rodri surprisingly dropped against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek but should regain his place from Fernandinho here. Joao Cancelo should also return to the starting XI.
  • Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden have been in spectacular form of late but the likes of Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus are decent options to have in reserve.
  • Thomas Tuchel will have to rotate his squad somewhat on Saturday after Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid.
  • Cesar Azpilicueta was really struggling towards the end and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he was given the weekend off.
  • Christian Pulisic, Kurt Zouma, Hakim Ziyech, Marcos Alonso and Reece James are perhaps the most likely to come into the starting XI at the Etihad.
  • Tuchel would love to have Mateo Kovacic back to take the strain off Jorginho and N’Golo Kante but he is targeting a return in midweek.

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Premier League 8/5/2021 -Liverpool v Southampton
Liverpool v Southampton
Premier League 8/5/2021 - Liverpool v Southampton
Liverpool v Southampton
  • Liverpool had the weekend off after their game with Manchester United was postponed. Nat Phillips was actually named in Liverpool’s starting XI if that game went ahead so he is now back from injury.
  • Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Diogo Jota are likely vying for three spots in attack on Saturday.
  • Danny Ings will likely miss out against his former employers and may not feature again this season.
  • Jannik Vestergaard is free to play after Southampton successfully overturned his red card from last week’s draw with Leicester.
  • Takumi Minamino will have to watch from the sidelines as he is unable to face parent club Liverpool.
  • Jack Stephens will be required at left-back once again if Ryan Bertrand is sidelined for the away side.

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iFollow Games (Channel Varies by Provider)

iFollow Fixtures – Saturday 8 May

CHAMPIONSHIP (12:30pm kickoff)

EFLC: 1 Barnsley v Norwich
EFLC: 2 Blackburn v Birmingham
EFLC: 3 Bournemouth v Stoke
EFLC: 4 Bristol City v Brentford
EFLC: 5 Cardiff v Rotherham
EFLC: 6 Coventry v Millwall
EFLC: 7 Derby v Sheffield Wednesday
EFLC: 8 Middlesbrough v Wycombe
EFLC: 9 Nottingham Forest v Preston
EFLC: 10 QPR v Luton
EFLC: 11 Reading v Huddersfield
EFLC: 12 Watford v Swansea

**LEAGUE TWO (3pm kickoff)

EFL2: 1 Cambridge v Grimsby
EFL2: 2 Carlisle v Walsall
EFL2: 3 Cheltenham v Harrogate
EFL2: 4 Crawley v Bolton
EFL2: 5 Exeter v Barrow
EFL2: 6 Morecambe v Bradford
EFL2: 7 Oldham v Forest Green
EFL2: 8 Port Vale v Mansfield
EFL2: 9 Salford v Leyton Orient
EFL2: 10 Scunthorpe v Stevenage
EFL2: 11 Southend v Newport
EFL2: 12 Tranmere v Colchester

iFollow Fixtures – Saturday 8 May

CHAMPIONSHIP (12:30pm kickoff)

EFL01: Barnsley v Norwich
EFL02: Blackburn v Birmingham
EFL03: Bournemouth v Stoke
EFL04: Bristol City v Brentford
EFL05: Cardiff v Rotherham
EFL06: Coventry v Millwall
EFL07: Middlesborough v Wycombe
EFL08: Nottingham Forest v Preston
EFL09: QPR v Luton
EFL10: Reading v Huddersfield
EFL11: Watford v Swansea

LEAGUE TWO (3pm kickoff)

EFL12: Cambridge v Grimsby
EFL13: Carlisle v Walsall
EFL14: Cheltenham v Harrogate
EFL15: Exeter v Barrow
EFL16: Morecambe v Bradford
EFL17: Oldham v Forest Green
EFL18: Port Vale v Mansfield
EFL19: Salford v Leyton Orient
EFL20: Scunthorpe v Stevenage
EFL21: Southend v Newport
EFL22: Tranmere v Colchester

DAZN Listings

DAZN 1: EPL – Leeds v Tottenham
DAZN 1: EPL – Sheffield United v Crystal Palace
DAZN 1: EPL – Manchester City v Chelsea
DAZN 1: EPL – Liverpool v Southampton
DAZN 2: EFL – Cardiff v Rotherham
DAZN 2: EFL – Crawley v Bolton
DAZN 3: EFL – Derby v Sheffield Wednesday

Other Games 8/5/2021

OTHER FOOTBALL – SATURDAY 8 MAY

1:00am COPA SUDAMERICANA – Tolima v Emelec
Australia – beIN Sports 3
Canada – beIN Sports 4
MENA – beIN Sports English 2
USA – beIN Sports 4

3:00am USA NISA LEAGUE – LA Force v San Diego 1904
USA – beIN Sports Xtra

7:30am KOREAN K-LEAGUE – Pohang Steelers v Gangwon
Malaysia – Astro Supersport 1

8:00am AUSTRALIAN A-LEAGUE – Newcastle v Sydney FC
UK – BT Sport 2
Australia – SBS TV
Australia – Fox Sports 505
Malaysia – beIN Sports
New Zealand – Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports
USA – ESPN+

8:00am ETHIOPIAN PREMIER LEAGUE – Fasil Kenema v Wolkite Ketema
South Africa – Supersport Football

10:00am AUSTRALIAN A-LEAGUE – Western Sydney v Western Utd
UK – BT Sport 2
Australia – Fox Sports 505
USA – ESPN+

10:00am JAPANESE J-LEAGUE – Gamba Osaka v Kawasaki
Australia – Optus Sport

5:00pm SOUTH AFRICAN CUP FINAL – Tshakhuma v Chippa United
South Africa – Supersport PSL

5:15pm NATIONAL LEAGUE – Torquay v Bromley
UK – BT Sport 1

5:30pm NIFL PREMIERSHIP – Glentoran v Cliftonville
UK – BBC iPlayer

6:00pm IRISH PREMIER DIVISION – Bohemians v Finn Harps
International – Watch LoI

6:00pm IRISH PREMIER DIVISION – St Patricks v Shamrock Rovers
International – Watch LoI

6:00pm IRISH PREMIER DIVISION – Waterford v Drogheda
International – Watch LoI

6:00pm USA NWSL CHALLENGE CUP FINAL – Portland Thorns v NJ/NY Gotham
USA – CBS

6:30pm TURKISH SUPER LIG – Galatasaray v Besiktas
Canada – beIN Sports
South Africa – ESPN 2 Africa
USA – beIN Sports

6:30pm TURKISH SUPER LIG – Ankaragucu v Fenerbahce
Canada – beIN Sports 4
USA – beIN Sports Xtra
USA – beIN Sports 4

7:00pm FRENCH LIGUE 2 – Clermont v Sochaux
Canada – beIN Sports 7
USA – beIN Sports 7

7:00pm FRENCH LIGUE 2 – Toulouse v Caen
Canada – beIN Sports 6
USA – beIN Sports 6

7:00pm FRENCH LIGUE 2 – Troyes v Dunkerque
Canada – beIN Sports 5
USA – beIN Sports 5

7:45pm BELGIAN PRO LEAGUE – Anderlecht v Antwerp
Canada – DAZN
USA – ESPN+

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