Saturday's lineup of games
Brighton vs Liverpool in the Premier League
This game kicks off at 10:00 ET/15:00 GMT on NBC Sports, SiriusXM FC, UNIVERSO, and Telemundo Deportes En Vivo in the USA; LFC TV in the UK; TSN and RDS in Canada; and Optus Sport and SBS in Australia.
After suffering back-to-back 2-1 defeats, one against Man City to end their Premier League unbeaten run and the other against Wolves in the FA Cup, Liverpool will be seeking a return to winning ways. Their opponent will be 13th-placed Brighton, whom they beat by a mere 1-0 scoreline at Anfield.
Chelsea vs Newcastle in the Premier League
Catch this game at 12:30 ET/17:30 GMT on NBC Sports, SiriusXM FC, UNIVERSO, and Telemundo Deportes En Vivo in the USA; BT Sport and BBC Radio 5 Live in the UK; Sportsnet in Canada; and Optus Sport in Australia.
Chelsea hosts Newcastle on Saturday amid their struggles in front of goal. The Blues have scored two goals or more only twice in their last seven games in all competitions, and one of those games was an FA Cup clash with Nottingham Forest. As for Newcastle, they have climbed out of the relegation zone and now sit in 15th spot, but a win at Stamford Bridge will be difficult.
Sporting CP vs Porto in the Primeira Liga
Watch this game at 10:30 ET/15:30 GMT on GOLTV in the USA; and Antena 1 - RTP and Sport TV1 in Portugal. Porto's lead at the top could be slashed to four points should they lose to Sporting CP and Benfica beats Santa Clara. However, the Dragons have lost only twice this season in all competitions and will thus fancy their odds of winning at the Estádio José Alvalade.
Porto's form this season has been impressive
Tottenham vs Man Utd in the Premier League
This game is scheduled for 11:30 ET/16:30 GMT on NBC Sports, SiriusXM FC, and Telemundo in the USA; Sky Sports and BBC Radio 5 Live in the UK; Sportsnet in Canada; and Optus Sport in Australia.
This is the game to watch this weekend. Ole Gunnar Solskjær will face his first big test since taking over Man Utd. So far he has won his first five games as interim boss, but the trip to Wembley will be his first clash with a top-six side. Fortunately for the Norwegian boss, he has been boosted by the return of Paul Pogba.
Pogba fit to face Tottenham
As for Pochettino, he will be without Dier and Wanyama while Lucas Moura will be assessed. The north London giant will be hopeful of another impressive win over the Red Devils, having won 3-0 at Old Trafford earlier this season.
Tottenham will be without a few key players
TEAM NEWS:@ericdier (appendicitis) has started to join in with some team training sessions and remains unavailable.@LucasMoura7 (knee) is being assessed ahead of Sunday’s match.@VictorWanyama (knee) is progressing to late stages of rehabilitation.#COYS pic.twitter.com/GJ69Nd0h5x— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 11, 2019
However, Spurs fared well in their last clash with the Red Devils
Barcelona vs Eibar in La Liga
Catch this game at 12:30 ET/17:30 GMT on beIN Sports and Radio Barca in the USA; Eleven Sports in the UK; DAZN, beIN Sports, and Radio Barca in Canada; Kayo Sports, beIN Sports, and Radio Barca in Australia; and beIN Sports and Movistar+ in Spain.
Valverde's side will be eager to bounce back from their recent 2-1 loss to Levante in the Copa del Rey. Barcelona will likely welcome back Suarez and Messi to the squad after resting their South American duo for the midweek game.
Real Betis vs Real Madrid in La Liga
Kick-off for this game is at 14:45 ET/19:45 GMT and it will be aired on beIN Sports in the USA; Eleven Sports in the UK; DAZN and beIN Sports in Canada; Kayo Sports and beIN Sports in Australia; and Movistar in Spain.
Real Madrid may have recorded a 3-0 win over Leganes in the Copa del Rey, but Los Blancos remain without a win in La Liga in 2019. First, they drew 2-2 with Villarreal before losing 2-0 at home to Real Sociedad. The last time these two sides met, the Champions League holder emerged triumphant via a 5-3 scoreline. Scolari's men will be aiming for another victory.
Marseille vs Monaco in Ligue 1
This game is scheduled at 15:00 ET/20:00 GMT on beIN SPORTS CONNECT in the USA; BT Sport in the UK; beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada and DAZN in Canada; beIN Sports and Kayo Sports in Australia; and Canal+ France in France. Second-from-bottom Monaco will travel to face Marseille in a tricky Ligue 1 test. Thierry Henry's side has been linked with an array of players in order to turn their fortunes around, but the trip to Orange Vélodrome comes to soon. Can Les Rouge et Blanc pull off a win? Tune in to find out.
Monaco after reinforcements to turn their season around
Today's big headlines
Barcelona offers Malcom plus cash for Willian
According to the latest reports, Barcelona has reignited their interest in Willian. The Spanish giant has even gone as far as offering Malcom in a player-plus-cash deal. However, according to the Telegraph, Chelsea has rejected the offer as they don't want to see an important attacker leave the club.
Chelsea says no to Barcelona's Malcom-plus-cash offer for Willian
Neymar has called Barcelona five times about a Camp Nou return
Another huge transfer rumor surrounding Barcelona involves Neymar. According to El Mundo, the Brazilian has called the club five times with the hopes of sealing a return. Additionally, it has been claimed that his father and agent had made direct contact with the Blaugrana president to tell him his son regrets leaving the club in a controversial manner.
Neymar is reportedly yearning for a Barca return
Neymar has called Barcelona five times, begging to return. His father says his son is sorry for leaving the club. [el mundo] pic.twitter.com/W9quviqPAO— Barça Centre (@barcacentre) January 10, 2019