After their last match was postponed due to COVID-19, Manchester City seem ready to face Chelsea in the first Premier League matchweek of 2021. Watch EPL live!
Premier League football kicks off in 2021 with a host of intriguing fixtures in matchweek 17, including Chelsea vs Manchester City and Manchester United vs Aston Villa.
After a host of positive COVID-19 results caused their last Premier League 2020-21 match against Everton to be cancelled, Manchester City seem set to travel to Stamford Bridge for their clash against Chelsea. Watch Chelsea vs Manchester City in the EPL live in India.
Manchester City will, however, be without as many as five of his first team players, including striker Gabriel Jesus and defender Kyle Walker who are in self isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus. Identities of other COVID infected players haven't yet been revealed by the club.
Chelsea, meanwhile, will hope new summer signings Kai Havertz and Timo Werner can hit form in 2021 after both German recruits struggled for consistency at the North London club so far.
Manchester United, meanwhile, have surged up the table of late after a poor start and currently find themselves in second position.
The Red Devils can go level on points with reigning champions Liverpool temporarily if they win on Saturday against Aston Villa.
The likes of Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba, though, will have their work cut out for them against a Villa side, who have surprised many this season and currently occupy the fifth spot.
With Liverpool set for a tricky away fixture against Southampton, three points from the contest may prove vital for Manchester United's bid for a title challenge.
All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)
Friday, January 1
Everton vs West Ham – 11:00 PM IST
Saturday, January 2
Manchester United vs Aston Villa - 1:30 AM IST
Tottenham vs Leeds United – 6:00 PM IST
Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United – 8:30 PM IST
Brighton vs Wolves – 11:00 PM IST
Sunday, January 3
West Brom vs Arsenal – 1:30 AM IST
Burnley vs Fulham – 5:30 PM IST
Newcastle vs Leicester City – 7:45 PM IST
Chelsea vs Manchester City – 10:00 PM IST
Tuesday, January 5
Southampton vs Liverpool – 1:30 AM IST
With the official Premier League broadcast and streaming rights in India with the Star Sports Network, select matches, including Chelsea vs Manchester City, will be telecast live on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD TV channels.
Live streaming of the EPL in India for all fixtures will be on Disney+ Hotstar.