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Stoke City – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 15:34

Sky Sports v BT Sport: Which channel favours your side most?

Manchester United had 54 matches televised last season, the most of any Premier League side in a single campaign over the past five seasons, according to new findings by MoneySuperMarket.

In fact, this is more than six other Premier League clubs have each had over the past five years in total (Bournemouth had 34 games televised in that time, Brighton 52 games, Burnley 46 games, Huddersfield 25 games, Stoke 49 games and West Brom 51 games).

In contrast, the number of Chelsea games on TV has decreased each season, down from 44 in 2012/2013 to 33 in 2016/2017 – a 25% decrease, despite them having won the Premier League title twice in the last three seasons.

These findings come as part of research which examined when and where fans can watch their team on TV. The start of the football season historically sees an above average number of customers taking out sports TV packages, but 2017 has seen an explosion – with a 1,000% increase in people taking out new packages** – due to the great value deals available.

To help fans see where and how often their team’s games have been televised over the past five seasons, MoneySuperMarket has launched a guide on its website. This will enable supporters to choose the right package for them.

The Blues also feature in both of the two most-screened fixtures; Chelsea vs Manchester United and Chelsea vs Manchester City. The both aired 14 times a piece over the past five years, closely and a bit surprisingly followed by West Ham vs Manchester City (13 times).

If you’re after goals, Manchester City are a good bet, – the Citizens have scored the most goals out of anyone, netting 386 goals across 195 games. This is an average of just under two goals a game, the highest rate of any Premier League side.

Thrill-seekers should avoid games featuring Stoke City though – the Potters average less than a goal per televised game (0.94) and they are the only Premier League team to do so.

A table of the total number of televised games each club has had can be found below:

 

A table of the current Premier League sides’ average games per broadcaster can be seen below:

 

Even with BT’s exclusive European football coverage, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are still being shown more often on Sky and this is reflected in the number of live fixtures between the so-called ‘Big Six’.

The Manchester derby has been a Sky exclusive with BT yet to televise a single game between North-West giants and it is a similar story with Manchester United vs Liverpool as Sky have aired 11 out of the last 13 fixtures between the sides.

A table of Big Six fixtures split by broadcaster can be seen below:

Dan Plant, Editor-In-Chief at MoneySuperMarket, said: “Our data shows that the public’s interest in sports-related TV products is at its highest when the new season begins, with 46% of customers making their choices at the start of the season.

“We’ve analysed the games, the goals and ratio of big games across all broadcasters and found that Sky are still airing more games per Premier League team despite BT gaining exclusive rights to European competitions in 2015/2016.

“Year-on-year, BT are closing the gap in regard to number of live games but  the data shows that regardless of who you support, Sky are likelier to televise more of your  team’s matches. Though, fans of Stoke City may prefer to switch off altogether given their team is averaging less than a goal a game when on the box.”

 

For more information, check out the Football Fixtures on TV Index here.

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Stoke City – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 11:21

Paper Talk: Man Utd, Arsenal in Goretzka fight; Mahrez gets warning

Manchester United and Arsenal have entered the race to sign a Schalke midfielder, while PSG striker Edinson Cavani is a target for two Premier League sides, according to Thursday’s newspapers.

PREM DUO ENTER RACE FOR SCHALKE MAN

Manchester United and Arsenal are reportedly among the clubs keen to sign Schalke star Leon Goretzka.

The midfielder is regarded as one of the best young talents in German football after helping the national team lift the Confederations Cup this summer.

As a result, both Liverpool and Manchester City were spoken of as potential destinations for Goretzka, who instead opted to stay in the Bundesliga.

However, the 22-year-old will be out of contract next summer and according to the Daily Express, United and Arsenal have now entered the race for the player.

It is rumoured though that Goretzka prefers a move to Barcelona or Bayern Munich, with reports on Wednesday suggesting that Barca were at the front of the queue for the player.

The Catalan giants view Goretzka as a long-term replacement for Andres Iniesta, while Schalke sporting executive Christian Heidel recently said he hopes to have the player’s future sorted by the time the transfer window opens again in January.

“I’d like to think that by the winter break we will have clarity,” he said.

AND THE REST

Manchester City are closing in on a new deal for Fernandinho, despite negotiations taking longer than expected (The Sun)

Chelsea and Everton are interested in signing PSG forward Edinson Cavani (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are planning a swoop for Marseille defensive prospect Christopher Rocchia (The Sun)

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has ruled out big-money move to French club Paris St-Germain (Daily Express)

Arsenal could make a fresh move for Raheem Sterling in January, with Alexis Sanchez heading to Manchester City in exchange (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham and Liverpool will go head to head in a battle to land 17-year-old German midfielder David Philipp from Werder Bremen (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United and Arsenal are keeping tabs on Fulham’s 16-year-old midfielder Matt O’Riley (Daily Mirror)

Demarai Gray has warned Riyad Mahrez that he is ready to replace him in Leicester’s starting line-up (Daily Mirror)

Fernando Llorente has pleaded for time to settle before Tottenham fans judge him (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has been handed a major boost with £26m centre-back Mamadou Sakho set for Premier League action for the first time this season (Daily Express)

Liverpool are interested in RB Leipzig’s 18-year-old French defender Dayot Upamecano (Daily Star)

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed he tried to sign Graham Dorrans for Swansea as he prepares to face the Rangers star in the first derby showdown of the season (Daily Record)

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The PL?s top creators, finishers, dribblers & more after five games

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Bristol City stun Stoke in League Cup upset

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Where every PL team should finish according to squad value

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ESPN FC - Stoke City News 19 Sep 10:48

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ESPN FC - Stoke City News 16 Sep 17:52

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