By JUSTIN FERGUSON
Second-place Chelsea will have another chance to pull ahead of Liverpool–at least for a temporary basis–as they host a relegation fighter Saturday at Stamford Bridge.
Before their tough set of road matches next week, Chelsea will take on last-place Sunderland, who are desperate to pick up any points in their race to get out of the bottom of the English Premier League. Chelsea are still unbeaten in home league matches under manager Jose Mourinho, and they have also posted six straight shutout wins at the Bridge. Sunderland should have a bit of momentum after their 2-2 draw with Manchester City but have struggled away from the Stadium of Light in recent weeks.
Sixth-place Tottenham Hotspur will also host another team fighting for survival Saturday when Fulham visit White Hart Lane. Tottenham are still battling to keep their Europa League spot, but Fulham are two points from safety heading into their London derby match. In other EPL action, 19th-place Cardiff City host Stoke City in another match that could have a huge impact on the relegation battle.
Elsewhere, Fiorentina face AS Roma in a top Serie A clash in Italy. There is also a first vs. worst battle in the Bundesliga when league champions Bayern Munich visit Eintracht Braunschweig.
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Enjoy the action. (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
7:45am – Tottenham Hotspur vs. Fulham – NBCSN
9:00am – Parma vs. Internazionale – beIN Sports USA
9:00am – Milan vs. Livorno – beIN Sports Play
9:00am – Udinese vs. Napoli – beIN Sports Play
9:30am – Eintracht Braunschweig vs. Bayern Munich- GOLTV USA
10:00am – Aston Villa vs. Southampton – NBC Sports Live Extra
10:00am – Cardiff City vs. Stoke City – NBCSN
10:00am – Newcastle vs. Swansea City - NBC Sports Live Extra
10:00am – West Ham vs. Crystal Palace- NBC Sports Live Extra
10:00am – Osasuna vs. Valencia – beIN Sports Play
12:00pm – Levante vs. Getafe – beIN Sports Play
12:30pm – Chelsea vs. Sunderland – NBC
12:30pm – Juventus vs. Bologna – beIN Sports USA
2:00pm – Real Sociedad vs. Espanyol – beIN Sports Play
3:00pm – Fiorentina vs. Roma – beIN Sports Play
4:00pm – Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo – MLS Direct Kick
4:00pm – Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution – NBCSN
6:00pm – Colorado Rapids vs. San Jose Earthquakes – MLS Direct Kick
6:00pm – America vs. Queretaro – Univision
7:00pm – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. LA Galaxy – MLS Direct Kick
7:30pm – Columbus Crew vs. DC United – MLS Direct Kick
8:00pm – FC Dallas vs. Toronto FC – MLS Direct Kick
8:00pm – Santos Laguna vs. Chiapas – Univision Deportes
8:00pm – Pachuca vs. Puebla – Univision Deportes 2
8:00pm – Monterrey vs. Veracruz – UniMas
8:30pm – Sporting KC vs. Montreal Impact- MLS Direct Kick
9:05pm – Leon vs. Tigres UANL – Telemundo
9:30pm – Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers – MLS Direct Kick
10:00pm – Atlas vs. Toluca – Univision Deportes
10:30pm – Chivas USA vs. Seattle Sounders – MLS Direct Kick