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By JUSTIN FERGUSON
After a busy international break, the top leagues from all around the world are back in action on a jam-packed Soccer Saturday.
The English Premier League’s spotlight match Saturday will be Everton vs. Chelsea, which will be televised on NBC here in the United States. Chelsea ended their winless run at Goodison Park last season, and the Blues will be eyeing to start a streak against Everton in Saturday’s match. With only four goals through its first three league matches, the Chelsea attack will have to step it up against an Everton squad that has posted back-to-back scoreless draws.
Elsewhere in England, Arsenal fans will get their first look at superstar signing Mesut Özil as the Gunners hit the road to take on winless Sunderland. Manchester United will most likely debut their newest signing Saturday when former Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini enters Old Trafford for the first time as a Red Devil.
In Germany, second-place Bayern Munich will look for all three points against third-place Hannover 96 at the Allianz Arena. The defending champions steamrolled Hannover in both of their matches last season, but their opponents on Saturday have won back-to-back matches heading into this big Bundesliga matchup.
The Derby d’Italia will resume Saturday as Inter Milan heads to Turin to take on traditional rivals Juventus. Carlos Tevez has scored three goals in three matches for his new club, and the former Manchester City forward will go toe-to-toe with an Inter defense that has not surrendered a goal in their first two Serie A matches.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
7:45am – NBC Sports Network – Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
9:30am – GolTV – Bayern Munich vs Hannover 96
10am – NBC Sports Live Extra – Aston Villa vs Newcastle United
10am – NBC Sports Live Extra – Fulham vs West Bromwich Albion
10am – NBC Sports Live Extra – Hull City vs Cardiff City
10am – NBC Sports Live Extra – Stoke City vs Manchester City
10am – NBC Sports Live Extra – Tottenham Hotspur vs Norwich City
10am – NBC Sports Network – Sunderland vs Arsenal
10am – beIN Sport en Español – Atlético Madrid vs Almería
12pm – beIN Sport – Inter Milan vs Juventus
12pm – beIN Sport en Español – Levante vs Real Sociedad
12:30pm – NBC – Everton vs Chelsea
2pm – MLS Direct Kick – Montreal Impact vs Columbus Crew
2pm – Univision Deportes – Ajaccio vs Evian TG
2pm – beIN Sport – Barcelona vs Sevilla
4pm – UniMás – DC United vs Los Angeles Galaxy
4pm – beIN Sport – Villarreal vs Real Madrid
6pm – Univision Deportes – Veracruz vs León
6pm – Univision – Cruz Azul vs Tigres UANL
7pm – MLS Direct Kick – New York Red Bulls vs Toronto FC
7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Philadelphia Union vs Houston Dynamo
8pm – Univision Deportes – Monterrey vs Pachuca
8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution
9pm – MLS Direct Kick – Colorado Rapids vs Dallas FC
10pm – Univision Deportes – Chiapas vs Atlas
10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Chivas USA vs Portland Timbers
10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – San Jose Earthquakes vs Vancouver Whitecaps