Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City need a win for different reasons Saturday.
Sixth-place Spurs are three points back of fourth place and qualification for the UEFA Champions League, and the Lilywhites could temporarily move into fourth with a win at Carrow Road. José Mourinho has lifted Tottenham since taking over the job last month, but he has struggled to find the right mix in midfield. The absence of Moussa Sissoko and Harry Winks to suspensions Saturday could force Mourinho to do what Spurs supporters have clamored for all season: Start summer signings Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso in the same game.
The Canaries, meanwhile, are pitched in a relegation battle. Sitting in last place at the midway mark of the English Premier League campaign, Norwich are seven points away from safety. Although Norwich have only won three league matches this season, they've beaten Manchester City and drawn Arsenal at home. Maintaining that kind of form Saturday would put them on a path to avoiding playing next season in the Championship, but beginning a stretch of three games in seven days is no easy feat for Daniel Farke's side.
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Here's how to watch Saturday's Norwich-Tottenham match live online and on TV.
When: Saturday, Dec. 28 at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT
Online: NBC Sports
The Premier League is pushing back its restart date indefinitely amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it announced in a statement Friday.
After bringing together the league’s top officials on a video conference, it was decided that the original hopes to begin playing again at the beginning of May were premature.
“It was acknowledged that the Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May,” the statement read. “And that the 2019/20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so. The restart date is under constant review with all stakeholders, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic develops and we work together through this very challenging time.
“The Premier League is working closely with the whole of professional football in this country, as well as with the Government, public agencies and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the game achieves a collaborative solution.”
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Players also are facing a wage reduction of up to 30 percent as the league deals with the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.
Until health officials declare that social distancing regulations can be lifted, don’t expect to see much in the way of live sports.
The Premier League suspending its season last month due to the global coronavirus pandemic delayed Liverpool’s inevitable clinching of their first top-flight title in three decades by at least two months.
The Reds, who were six points from winning their first-ever Premier League title, won’t lift the trophy until May at the absolute earliest. The season is suspended through at least April 30, and league executives reportedly will discuss what the remainder of the season could look like in a Friday conference call.
There wasn’t much drama remaining in Liverpool’s title challenge, but the same couldn’t be said for the rest of the Premier League by the time it closed its doors. Every club had at least nine matches remaining, with multiple spots for next season’s European competitions, all three relegation places still up for grabs and bragging rights in some of England’s best rivalries still unsolved
Which storylines would’ve captured our attention? Here are the five we’d be most closely monitoring had the Premier League season continued uninterrupted.