Chelsea and Leicester City have stumbled in the early parts of Premier League play. Saturday’s match will air on TV via USA Network. Meanwhile, fans can also watch Premier League soccer for free by signing up for a free trial of DirecTV.
Chelsea have each won, drawn and lost a match apiece in three games. Leicester City have dropped two matches and drawn one. So they’ll both be looking to climb aboard the standings and pick up some points Saturday.
How to watch Chelsea vs. Leicester City (English Premier League 2022)
What time does the match start? What TV channel will it be on? – Sunday’s match will start at 10 a.m. ET.
Live stream info: USA Network | Peacock Premium | fuboTV | DirecTV – Viewers with cable can watch live via USA Network using login credentials from their TV provider. Fans who don’t have cable can also stream the coverage via streaming services like DirecTV and fuboTV, which have free trials.
The match is available to stream via Peacock Premium. Viewers should note that EPL matches are not available on Peacock’s free basic tier.
More coverage via the Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will not be in the dugout against Leicester in the English Premier League on Saturday after failing in his appeal against a one-game touchline ban for a post-match scuffle with Tottenham counterpart Antonio Conte.
The appeal board’s decision was handed down on Friday. Tuchel also will still have to pay a fine of 35,000 pounds ($41,000).
Tuchel’s touchline ban for improper conduct was suspended temporarily pending the full written reasons for the decision, allowing him to take his place in the dugout for the 3-0 loss at Leeds last Sunday.
Tuchel and Conte, who had already had a heated clash in the technical area during a Chelsea-Tottenham game at Stamford Bridge on Aug. 14, went head-to-head after the final whistle when the traditional handshake went awry because Tuchel didn’t let go of his grip, intimating that Conte was being disrespectful for not looking in his eyes.
The incident set off pushing and shoving among players and backroom staff, and Tuchel and Conte were shown red cards.
The independent commission said it was “quite clearly (Tuchel) who instigated the confrontation” by choosing to grip Conte’s hand and “jolt him back.”
“Cursory handshakes are a common occurrence at the end of highly charged football matches,” the commission said, “and there exists no obligation for one person to look the other in the eye whilst shaking hands.”
It added Tuchel performed a “highly provocative act.”