It's a new year! Let's celebrate by watching Tottenham Hotspur take on the English Premier League leaders Chelsea, one of the best teams in the world. And the match is at White Hart Lane so our fans should be firmly behind us when we go down 2-0 after 15 minutes. What could possibly go wrong?!
Team to face Spurs: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 1, 2015
Today's subs: Cech, Zouma, Mikel, Ramires, Salah, Remy and Drogba, #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 1, 2015
Uh. Uh. Uh. Not the lineup I wanted. Danny Rose gets the start at left back which is terror-inducing, and Erik Lamela didn't even make the side. Which means he's injured. Right? RIGHT? Quite frankly I'm not sure any lineup would make me confident against Chelsea, but this scares me. Be excellent today, Hugo, we'll need you.
How to Watch:
Match time: 5:30 (U.K.), 12:30 pm (USA ET)
Venue: White Hart Lane, north London, England
TV: Our English viewers can find the match live on BT Sport 1, or online.
Our American viewers can find watch the match on NBC Sports Network, or you can stream the match online via NBC Sports Live Extra depending on your cable package.
Are you a Canuck? You can find it on on TSN1, TSN4, or TSN5, or also in French on RDS2. Why all four? Because reasons. Aussies can find the match on Fox Sports 4 Australia, or online at Foxtel Play.
Yes, we are aware of such things called "illegal streams." No, we're not going to help you find any, sorry. No, you can't talk about them in the comments, either.
If you're watching from elsewhere in the world, find your local footy listings on livesoccertv.com.
Match thread rules:
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