From Stamford Bridge to Sydney Cricket Ground, via Southport, there’s plenty to get stuck into on BT Sport
Live on BT Sport this week
You might be looking to lay off the chocolates now that December has made way for January, but there’s still one thing you can gorge on without feeling guilty – sport on the telly!
This week, there’s a sumptuous feast of top live action on BT Sport, including drama from the Premier League, a crunch tie from European rugby’s elite competition and unmissable tennis from the WTA.
But where’s the proof to go with this sporty pud? Read on to discover the events you don’t want to miss this week.
European Rugby Champions Cup: Gloucester v Munster
Friday 11 January, 7pm, BT Sport 2 HD (CH 528)
The penultimate round of the European Champions Cup pool stage sees Irish titans Munster travel to Kingsholm for an absolute doozy of a fixture. Both sides are battling for the top spot in Pool 2, but a defeat for either could give Castres a chance to pounce and claim one of the knockout positions ahead of the final round of matches. Game on.
Australia v India: First ODI
Saturday 12 January, 2am, BT Sport 1 HD (CH 527)
With their hard-fought Test series done and dusted, Australia and India go head to head at the magnificent SCG in the first of three unmissable One-Day Internationals. Ranked second in the world in this format, the tourists are the ones to beat. But write off the Aussies on home soil at your peril…
WTA Tennis: Sydney International final
Saturday 12 January, 6am, BT Sport 2 HD (CH 528)
With the build-up to the Australian Open now in full swing, who will get their hands on the silverware when the action concludes in Sydney? Momentum is key going into any Grand Slam, so expect the winner of this contest to be among the stars to watch in Melbourne later this month.
Premier League: Chelsea v Newcastle
Saturday 12 January, 5pm, BT Sport 1 HD (CH 527)
Chelsea’s quest for the Premier League title continues at home to consistently inconsistent Newcastle. All signs point to a win for the hosts, but with master tactician (and former Chelsea boss) Rafa Benítez in the away dugout, the Magpies could make life difficult for Maurizio Sarri’s superstars in Saturday’s late kick-off.
Women’s Super League: Arsenal v Chelsea
Sunday 13 January, 12.15pm, BT Sport 1 HD (CH 527)
In the red corner you’ve got league leaders Arsenal, who have what would be a first title since 2012 firmly in their sights. In the blue corner you’ve got defending champions Chelsea, who are still in the mix for silverware and would give their hopes of clinching a second consecutive crown a huge shot in the arm with a victory here. Something’s gotta give…
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