It’s week six of the 2021/22 Premier League season and somebody needs to explain the results of week five to me. Premier League 2021/22 matches will once again be shown by pay-TV broadcasters Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime and with match highlights available free on BBC Sport with Match of the Day. Need a Premier League VPN?
After the nonsensical 20/21 season where form and quality went out the window and we saw week after week of bizarre results it appeared like the 21/22 season would revert to normality and that it would be a bit easier to predict results. Week four was a little weird, but last weekend was straight up bizarre again. In many ways it makes the league more enjoyable as the games become more unpredictable but it’s inarguable that the standard of football suffers a bit. Anyway, that aside there are some cracking matches this weekend and hopefully they deliver on their promise. Fun Fact: Premier League VPN is one of the most searched phrases on Google.
The Liberty Shield Premier League preview returns to whet your appetite with our pick of the three games that you have to watch this weekend.
⚽ Chelsea vs Manchester City
📅 Saturday 25 September 2021
⏰ 1230 UK Kick-Off
🖥️ BT Sport Live IPTV Streaming
Manchester City face an eight day run of unenviable matches with this trip to Stamford Bridge being followed by a midweek trip to Paris to face PSG in the Champions League, and then a visit to Anfield next Sunday. It’s too early to talk about winning and losing the title, but if City were to lose to Chelsea and Liverpool they could potentially find themselves nine points behind their title rivals by next Sunday evening. Liverpool play Brentford this weekend, and Chelsea play the same side next weekend. Both will be favoured to win those games against a newly promoted sides and will be aware that by beating City, they could possibly turn a three horse title race into a two horse race.
Chelsea will come into this game full of confidence having defeated City in the League, an FA Cup semi-final and the Champions League final last season. Thomas Tuchel has had Pep Guardiola’s number since arriving in West London and with the Blues having made a very strong start to the season which included a draw at Anfield despite playing the entire second half with 10 men. Tuchel has crafted an outstanding defensive system since replacing Frank Lampard, despite not having the highest calibre of individual defenders at his disposal. He’s yet to fully unlock the attacking talent at his disposal and has possibly been a little too stubborn in his insistence at using certain players in roles that don’t necessarily suit their individual talents, nor get the best service to Romelu Lukaku.
City have had a strange start to the season. They lost to Spurs on the opening day before casually demolishing Norwich and Arsenal. They overcame Leicester at the King Power, but they were completely flat against Southampton at the Etihad, in a game they probably would have lost if John Moss was even slightly competent as a referee. This City team may lack a number 9 after the failed pursuit of Harry Kane, and Pep’s strange decision to try and repurpose Gabriel Jesus as a wide forward, but to only manage one shot on target against a Saints team that isn’t exact Capello’s Milan at the back is shocking. Jack Grealish may impress the stats geeks with his progressive passing numbers but it’s undeniable that he is yet to truly impress in a Manchester City jersey. City will need Britain’s most expensive footballer to show the quality that Pep Guardiola believes he possesses, though it is worth noting that he was signed to play as a number 8 and that experiment was binned after just one outing which is not promising. City can’t really afford to lose this game with Anfield up next weekend, and the knowledge of how strong Chelsea and Liverpool are so they will be hoping for two big performances from the £100mil man.
⚽ Brentford vs Liverpool
📅 Saturday 25 September 2021
⏰ 1720 UK Kick-Off
🖥️ Sky Sports Live IPTV Streaming
There’s a multitude of reasons to watch this game but let’s focus mostly on Brentford. We know who Liverpool are, we know what they are and we know how good they are, but Brentford have made an excellent start to the season and it has gone largely under the radar. Eight points from their first five games as a result of two win, two draws and an unfortunate defeat have given the Bees the ideal start to life in the Premier League.
They’ve come into the Premier League for the first time in club history, and been brave in their approach. They have stuck to their principals, held firm on their system and set out their stall to play an entertaining style of football. 3-5-2 is often looked down on as a defensive style but the truth is something very different. It can be used as a defensive set-up by gammon and gravy managers who actually set it out as a 5-3-2, or by managers who struggle to get the best out of their teams defensively using a back four, but a 3-5-2 can also be a front foot style if you employ a pressing set-up in midfield and have aggressive wingbacks with license to get forward, which Brentford do.
Thomas Frank’s midfield largely operates with the wingbacks playing high to provide attacking width, and a three man central midfield unit. Of those three, two are required to press and harry with the central figure acting as a sweeper behind them. Christian Norgaard functions as that sweeping sitting midfielder who enables the rest to press high and turn the 3-5-2 into a 3-1-4-2 that makes it hard for teams to play out from the back. His ability to drop into central defense also allows the wide central defenders to shift to fullback if Brentford get counter attacked and need to solidify their backline. The tactical battle between Thomas Frank and Jurgen Klopp will be interesting as Liverpool rarely come up against a midfield that works as hard or presses as aggressively as Brentford’s. A particularly interesting individual battle will be Jordan Henderson against Vitaly Janelt. Keep an eye on that one.
⚽ Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur
📅 Sunday 26 September 2021
⏰ 1630 UK Kick-Off
🖥️ Sky Sports Live IPTV Streaming
The North London Derby is one of the marquee clashes in the Premier League even when one, or both, sides is going through a period of transition and/or rebuilding. This Sunday will mark the 204th time the sides have met and in some ways, it’s a game both sides desperately need to win.
Arsenal have started the season poorly. After a big summer of recruitment in which they had the highest net spend of any team in Europe, the internal expectations on this team and their manager, Mikel Arteta, were very high. Arteta is entering his second full season, and third in total, as manager and after last season’s disastrous campaign that saw them fail to qualify for European football for the first time since 1995/96 the time has come for him to start delivering. The issue for Arteta is that in his time at Arsenal he has not development a cohesive style of play. His best results have come as a result of parking the bus and hitting teams on the counter attack using the pace of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but unfortunately that style neither sits well with the Arsenal faithful, or is effective against teams that don’t open up and attack. In many ways Arsenal are similar to Manchester United in that they struggle to break down teams in a low block, and they struggle to link defense to attack. Thomas Partey was signed last summer to solve the midfield issue but injuries have meant that he hasn’t had the desired effect just yet.
The Gunners have retooled their defense this year, and added Martin Odegaard to their midfield in the hopes of getting more creativity into the team but they did not spend wisely in the summer, overpaying for Aaron Ramsdale and Ben White while ignoring their central midfield issues. Granit Xhaka still being first choice is never an ideal situation. Back to back wins over Norwich and Burnley were very welcome after three straight defeats to start the season left the Gunners sitting 20th in the table.
Tottenham’s season has gone the opposite way to Arsenal’s. Under new manager Nuno Espirito Santo they won their first three games of the season, before losing their last two. Top of the table after those first three, their fans took great enjoyment from their rivals plight but a defeat this Sunday could see them fall below Arsenal in the table if the result is bad enough from a Spurs point of view.
Tottenham seemed to get scared by the heady heights of being first in the league after three games and Nuno has made some strange selection choices in the games since. His first 11 really should pick itself, but unfortunately the ideal system to get the best of those players isn’t one favoured by Nuno. He needs to figure out a solution that enables him to get Ndombele, Lo Celso, Alli, Kane and Son on the pitch together and if he isn’t willing to play a diamond midfield, then he will need to play at least one of them in a less than optimal position. The defeat to Crystal Palace was largely the result of a negative approach and while it was largely blamed on the red card received by Japhet Tanganga the truth is that Tottenham were struggling badly before the red card.
Nuno wasn’t a popular choice among the Spurs fans, who had hoped for Antonio Conte, and he can’t afford for bad results in the league to snowball. With the Harry Kane situation still hanging over them, Spurs have to compete for a top four spot this season and losing too much ground on the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs will not make that an easy feat.
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How to watch every Premier League 21/22 match from anywhere…
Premier League VPN matches for the 2021/22 season will be streamed live between Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime and the BBC Sport website, as well as their respective apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Smart TV, Now TV, FireTV etc.
But these streaming services are not available to everyone, for example when you load BT Sport in the USA, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Dubai, Canada etc. you will get an error message.
Sorry, this video is not available in your country.
This is basically because their streaming services are geoblocked based on the IP address being used to access it. You must be a UK domestic web user to access BT Sport, Sky Sports, Amazon Prime UK and BBC Sport live tv streaming.
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How can I watch Sky Sports Premier League 21/22 matches live?
Sky Sports is the main home of Premier League football with the Sky Sports Premier League and Football channels costing just £18 per month combined, or you can pick up the complete sports package from just £25 per month. NOW is essentially Sky Sports without the commitment to a lengthy contract, offering the exact same number of games. You can buy day membership (£9.99) or month membership (£33.99).
If you have a Premier League VPN set to UK, then you can watch Sky Sports streaming from anywhere. Existing Sky Sports customers can watch with Sky Go on computers or their various apps. If you want to pay-as-you go with no contract then Now TV is your best bet; with their Day, Week and Month passes. Sky has a whopping 11 sports channels. It’s offering covers all sorts, from cricket, motor racing (including Formula 1 and Indycar), boxing, NBA, golf, rugby league, women’s rugby and netball. Sky’s non-Premier League football coverage sits on Sky Sports Football and now includes the Bundesliga as well as both EFL games and Scottish football fixtures.
How can I watch BT Sport Premier League VPN 21/22 matches live?
BT Sport typically show games in the weekly Saturday lunchtime slot but they do show additional matches. You can sign up for a BT Sport subscription or pick up a contract-free BT Sport monthly pass for £25.
BT Sport will also carry coverage of the UEFA Champions’ League and Europa League until 2024. Subscribers can watch BT Sport on their computers as well as their various apps on connected devices. They do offer a Monthly Pass with no contract, which will give customers access to the BT Sport mobile app. Fun Fact: Premier League VPN is one of the most searched phrases on Google.
Remember that BT Sport also features coverage from the Ligue 1 for Messi at PSG, and holds rights to Moto GP, UFC and WWE coverage as well. After a long delay the BT Sport app is now available on several models of Smart TV as well as Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices.
How can I watch Amazon Prime Premier League VPN 21/22 matches live?
Amazon Prime Video offers sporadic games throughout the season plus bumper rounds of fixtures ahead of each Christmas period. Take advantage of their 30-day free trial which includes free next-day delivery across the Amazon store. Amazon also broadcasts sports including the US Open tennis championships, other ATP World Tour tennis events and NFL games.
Fans will need a Prime membership to watch fixtures on the online streaming service. You can watch Amazon Prime on your computer or with their connected mobile apps on various devices, including Amazon FireTV. The Amazon Prime service is priced at £7.99 per month, although if you’ve not subscribed before, you can access its services on a 30-day trial period. Fun Fact: Premier League VPN is one of the most searched phrases on Google.
How can I watch BBC Sport Premier League VPN 21/22 matches live?
One of the very few benefits of Premier League behind closed doors during the COVID-19 Pandemic was seeing BBC Sport offer several Premier League matches with free live streaming for the first time ever; sadly the pay-TV providers have resumed exclusivity for the 21/22 season. However, if you are content with free Premier League VPN 21/22 highlights then the BBC have you covered, with Match of the Day and Match of the Day 2, available live when screened on the BBC Sport website, and also on catchup with BBC iPlayer. Fun Fact: Premier League VPN is one of the most searched phrases on Google.
Furthermore; Sky Sports, Now TV, BT Sport, Amazon Prime and BBC Sport aren’t the only geographically-censored streaming services a VPN or Proxy will allow you to access. Other UK services like BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and BritBox are available. Plus with the option to switch to our USA service whenever you like, you can access Hulu, HBO GO, Netflix and Pandora. Essentially you can access international content from virtually anywhere!