English Premier League 2019-2020

Reports out there that Everton is set to hire former Napoli (along with several other places) manager Carlo Ancelotti as the next manager though the team is saying that there is no deal in place at this time.
 
Chicago
everton hires ancelotti and arsenal hires arteta. neither one will be managing the match between the clubs tomorrow.
 
This weekend's Premier League schedule (all times Central):

Saturday
6:30 AM, NBCSN: Everton vs. Arsenal
9:00 AM, NBCSN: Norwich City vs. Wolves
11:30 AM, NBC: Manchester City vs. Leicester City

Sunday
8:00 AM, NBCSN: Watford vs. Manchester United
11:30 AM, NBCSN: Spurs vs. Chelsea
 
everton hires ancelotti and arsenal hires arteta. neither one will be managing the match between the clubs tomorrow.
Ancelotti has certainly won his fair share of trophies. And we'll see how much Arteta learned from Pep. It will be interesting to see if either manager is aggressive in the January transfer window. Top 4 is still possible for either team with how young Chelsea is IMO.
 
Chelsea shut down Spurs in their new stadium. Arsenal draw and United lose. A very good weekend for Chelsea. Now time for the holiday season that absolutely screw teams over.
 
Boxing Day Weekend Premiere League schedule (all times Central):

Thursday
6:30 AM, NBCSN: Spurs vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
9:00 AM, NBCSN: Chelsea vs. Southampton
11:30 AM, NBCSN: Manchester United vs. Newcastle United
2:00 PM, NBCSN: Leicester City vs. Liverpool

Friday
1:45 PM, NBCSN: Wolves vs. Manchester City

Saturday
6:30 AM, NBCSN: Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Bournemouth
9:00 AM, NBCSN: Newcastle United vs. Everton
11:30 AM, NBC: Norwich City vs. Spurs
1:45 PM, NBC: Burnley vs. Manchester United

Sunday
8:00 AM, NBCSN: Arsenal vs. Chelsea
10:30 AM, NBCSN: Liverpool vs. Wolves
 
New Year's Premier League schedule (all times Central):

Wednesday
6:30 AM, NBCSN: Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Chelsea
9:00 AM, NBCSN: Southampton vs. Spurs
11:30 AM, NBCSN: Manchester City vs. Everton
2:00 PM, NBCSN: Arsenal vs. Manchester United

Thursday
2:00 PM, NBCSN: Liverpool vs. Sheffield United
 
Baja Ontario
I'd be curious to get other's take on here of the comments by Klopp and Mourinho regarding how packed the fixture schedule is this time of year: https://www.espn.com/soccer/liverpool-engliverpool/story/4020710/liverpool-boss-jurgen-klopp-premier-league-fixture-schedule-a-crime
As a not particularly knowledgeable fan I like the greater exposure (more matches!) but it does seem over done. LFC had an average age of 19 playing reserves against AVL in the cup game and has had a total of 10 games in 30 days. And that's with one game postponed. At one point they were down to only one healthy CB. All in all a bit much since there's still half of the season ahead. I don't personally have a proposed solution but the league would probably be well served with a reevaluation of the year-end scheduling.
 
This weekend's Premier League schedule (all times Central):

Friday
2:00 PM, NBCSN: Sheffield United vs. West Ham United

Saturday
6:30 AM, NBCSN: Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal
9:00 AM, NBCSN: Chelsea vs. Burnley
11:30 AM, NBC: Spurs vs. Liverpool

Sunday
8:00 AM, NBCSN: Bournemouth vs. Watford
10:30 AM, NBCSN: Aston Villa vs. Manchester City
 
Baja Ontario
I read a piece on impending Champions League expansion adding an additional four games, either with larger group participation (6 teams) or quarterfinals played as a group stage. The article posited that CL participants might be excluded from the League Cup or the League Cup could become an under-23 competition. At first blush, the U-23 option seems like fun, as a fan.
 
Chicago
I read a piece on impending Champions League expansion adding an additional four games, either with larger group participation (6 teams) or quarterfinals played as a group stage. The article posited that CL participants might be excluded from the League Cup or the League Cup could become an under-23 competition. At first blush, the U-23 option seems like fun, as a fan.
U-23 option seems like a good idea. if only CL participants are excluded, i would argue why not all PL members?
 
A Legend in My Own Mind
Montgomery, IL
U-23 option seems like a good idea. if only CL participants are excluded, i would argue why not all PL members?
It's just too many tournaments going on at the same time (FA Cup, League Cup, CL/EL). I would think if Champions League were excluded, they would also exclude Europa League.
 
No Premier League matches this weekend as the 4th round of the FA Cup will be taking place. The only matches involving Premier League teams on both sides include Southampton-Spurs and Burnley-Norwich City on Saturday with Bournemouth-Arsenal on Monday.