Manchester United Vs. Chelsea On Tape Delay On FOX, Live On FSC; Live EPL Game Will Air On FOX Before Super Bowl

Based on their improved studio and their coverage of the UEFA Champions League on FOX network television, the writing has been on the wall for some time that FOX is looking to slowly but surely push their soccer properties on a wider audience. On Sunday, they push a little bit farther by showing Chelsea vs. Manchester United on FOX on tape delay, paired up with the NFL.

If you want to watch it live, fear not! The game is still live on FOX Soccer Channel.

This is one of four Premier League games that FOX plans to show on network television this year. Only one of those games - one played the day of the Super Bowl - will be shown live. And wouldn't you know it? Another Chelsea-Man United game is scheduled for that week.

If you're a fan of the EPL who wants more coverage in the United States, the viewership numbers are encouraging enough to force FOX (and possibly ESPN/ABC) into showing more games on more prominent properties.

Fox is reporting booming audiences, and says ratings for the early-season EPL games on Fox Soccer among the coveted 18- to 34-year old demographic are up 76% from a year earlier.    

Manchester United vs. Chelsea kicks off at 11:00 am ET, 4:00 pm local time and can be seen live on FSC. The FOX broadcast of the game will take place either at 2:00 pm ET or 4:30 pm ET, depending on whether your local FOX affiliate has an early or late NFL game.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.