Sports News of Saturday, 2 December 2017
Hello good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of the English Premier League. There are some exciting games to look forward to as the league enters matchday 15 today.
The big game obviously is at 5:30pm GMT, when an in form Arsenal welcome Manchester United to the Emirates. But first there is a lunchtime kick-off involving Chelsea and Newcastle United.
Chelsea will be hoping for their second Premier League home win in four days as Newcastle head to Stamford Bridge this afternoon, boosted by Antonio Conte’s avoiding a touchline ban.
The Chelsea coach was sent to the stands by referee Neil Swarbrick after ranting at fourth official Lee Mason during the Blues’ 1-0 win against Swansea on Wednesday night, for which he accepted a fine from the FA on Friday.
The champions were less than impressive as the edged a close encounter with the Swans, with Antonio Rudiger the unlikely hero on the night as the Blues kept their faint title hopes alive.
Rafael Benitez also returns to Stamford Bridge, four and a half years on from guiding the Blues to a Europa League triumph but now in charge of a Newcastle team who are winless in their last five matches.
Kick-off is at 12:30pm and you can follow all the updates here….