The coming week is one not to be missed for sports fans


A heavyweight week of sport kicks off tonight - with fans set to enjoy a full seven days of unmissable action!

Beginning with Manchester United's trip to Stamford Bridge tonight to face Chelsea, sports enthusiasts are certainly well catered for.

Here is everything you need to know about this week's action, and maybe just let your other half know that you're busy from tonight through to Sunday!

Monday (February 17) 

Chelsea vs Manchester United (20.00 kick-off)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes his side to Chelsea in the Premier League on Monday night - no doubt hopeful of a repeat of the performance which saw United win 4-0 in the reverse fixture on the opening weekend of the season.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, though, will be keen to see his players make home advantage count as they look to secure a Champions League spot for next season.

Tuesday (February 18)

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool

Dortmund vs PSG (Both 20.00 kick-off)

The Champions League is back! Liverpool travel to Spain to take on Atletico Madrid as Jurgen Klopp's men continue their defence of Europe's top prize.

Those that fancy an alternative can enjoy a fascinating clash between Dortmund and French champions PSG.

The knockout stages of the competition are set to kick off in mouth-watering fashion.

Wednesday (February 19)

Tottenham vs RB Leipzig (20.00 kick-off)

Manchester City vs West Ham (19:30 kick-off)

Wednesday evening sees Tottenham resume their Champions League campaign with a tricky-looking assignment against RB Leipzig.

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City - Premier League

Elsewhere, Manchester City get the chance to cut Liverpool's mammoth lead at the top of the Premier League, as they play their rearranged home game against West Ham. 

Thursday (February 20)

Europa League (17:55/20:05 kick-offs)

Arsenal, Manchester United, Wolves, Celtic and Rangers are all in action on Thursday evening as they each contest the first legs of their last 16 ties in the Europa League.

With a Champions League place for next season at stake for the eventual winners, expect plenty of fierce action as the competition enters its knockout phase.

Friday (February 21)

Derby vs Fulham (19:45 kick-off)

Fulham suffered a shock 3-0 home defeat to Barnsley this past weekend - and Scott Parker's men will be looking to bounce back on Friday against a Derby side which includes Wayne Rooney.

Three points are a must for the Cottagers as they look to close the gap on Leeds and West Brom at the top of the Championship table.

Derby County v Northampton Town - FA Cup Fourth Round: Replay

Saturday (February 22)

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2

Full European football programme

Italy vs Scotland (Six Nations - 14:15 kick-off)

Wales vs France (Six Nations - 16:45 kick-off)

The long-awaited rematch is finally here! WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder defends his title for a second time against lineal champion Tyson Fury. With their first bout in 2018 ending with scorecard controversy, both men will be keen to avoid going the distance again at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. A knockout night of action is expected!

Earlier in the day, a full programme of matches will take place across many of Europe's top leagues. Televised highlights include Chelsea vs Tottenham and Leicester vs Manchester City in the Premier League. Elsewhere, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus are each in league action.

The third round of matches in the Six Nations also gets underway with Wales and Scotland both taking to the field.


Sunday (February 23)

Manchester United vs Watford (14:00 kick-off)

Arsenal vs Everton (16:30 kick-off)

England vs Ireland (Six Nations - 15:00 kick-off)

A phenomenal week of football concludes with both Manchester United and Arsenal in action once again. The home fixture with Watford will be United's third game of the week, whilst Arsenal fare little better - playing their third fixture in eight days. At such a critical time of the season, both clubs with be hoping that their respective squads are strong enough to keep performing at the highest possible level.

Alongside the footballing action is the massive Six Nations clash between England and Ireland. Eddie Jones' men will be targeting a win as they look to recover from their opening weekend stumble against France.

Whilst the above are certainly the highlights of the week, they are far from all of the sport taking place. Super League rugby, international cricket and a UFC card in New Zealand are among other notable events.

It is a fantastic week to be a sports fan! 

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