FOOTBALL IS BACK! While the official start to the Premier League season happened yesterday in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur travel to Newcastle United in the early game today in what really feels like the start of the new season.
Tottenham didn’t add a single player in the summer transfer window, and nobody’s really sure how they’ll line up today against Rafael Benitez’s Magpies. The World Cup 9 are back in training as of this past Monday, but we don’t know yet which players will start, which will be on the bench, and which need more time to get back. Expect to see players such as Lucas Moura, Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-Min (in his one and only match before heading to Indonesia for the Asian Cup), and Davinson Sanchez. Beyond that, we have no idea.
Newcastle didn’t have the best of windows either, and owner Mike Ashley spent much of the offseason antagonizing Benitez. They brought in Sonny’s compatriot Ki Sung-Yeung and Federico Fernandez from Swansea, but the barcodes have a lot more questions than answers, and some are even wondering if they might be in for a relegation battle this season.
So it’s a questionable Newcastle at home against a Tottenham team with potentially a lot of missing pieces. Sounds like a recipe for some scintillating football, right?
How to Watch
Date/time: Saturday, August 11, 2018 | 7:30 a.m. (ET), 12:30 p.m. (London)
Venue: St. James’ Park, Newcastle-on-Tyne, UK
TV: NBCSN (USA), NBC UNIVERSO (USA-Spanish), Sky Sports Premier League (UK), TSN4/TSN5 (Canada), Optus/SBS (Australia), other listings at livesoccertv.com
Streaming: NBC Sports Live (USA), Sky Go (UK) Fubo.tv (free trial)
Radio: Audio streamed at tottenhamhotspur.com. UK - check local listings
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