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Why are there no English Premier League games this weekend? A quick look at when it resumes and who's playing

International games on Saturday, October 10, means a break for the ongoing English Premier League, however, the league promises an action-packed October 17 weekend
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International games on Saturday, October 10, means a break for the ongoing English Premier League with 2020 International Friendly games slated this weekend. This might come as a bit of a dampener for staunch Premier League fans, however, there's been enough action over the weekend in the form of shock defeats and some major developments during the Transfer Window. To begin with, Liverpool and Manchester United suffered massive losses to Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur respectively. Off the field, the series has some intense action in the form of transfers.

Manchester United and Arsenal made headlines on the final day of the window with some impressive signings. It was a busy day for the Red Devils management as they made some major acquisitions after a bunch of failed negotiations in the last couple of weeks. With Jaden Sancho finally staying back at Borussia Dortmund after being unable to match up to his price tag, they now have three buys in Edinson Cavani (Free transfer), Alex Telles (£13.5M/ $24.4M), and Amad Diallo (£36M/ $46M). Arsenal, in the meantime, made a last-minute dash for Atletico Madrid's midfielder, Thomas Partey. Partey completed a medical on Monday, October 5, after the Premier League side triggered his £45 million ($58M) release clause. Although he was on Arsenal's radar all summer, the finance aspect was a challenge as Atletico sat strong on their valuation. With the signings complete, here's when the games resume.

October 17 and 18 promises to be an action-packed weekend. It starts off with Liverpool taking on table-toppers Everton while Chelsea locks horns with Southampton. Manchester United squares off against Newcastle while Arsenal and Manchester City book a date. This will be followed by the Tottenham Hotspur take on Westham on Sunday. Here's a quick look at the schedule:

Saturday, October 17

Everton vs Liverpool

Time: 7.30 am ET

Where: Goodison Park

Chelsea vs Southampton 

Time: 10 am ET

Where: Stamford Bridge

Leicester City vs Aston Villa 

Time: 10 am ET

Where: King Power Stadium

West Brom vs Burnley

Time: 10 am ET

Where: The Hawthorns

Newcastle United vs Manchester United

Time: 10 am ET

Where: St James Park

Sheffield United vs Fulham

Time: 10 am ET

Where: Bramall Lane

Manchester City vs Arsenal

Time: 12.30 pm ET

Where: City of Manchester Stadium

Sunday, October 18

Crystal Palace vs Brighton

Time: 9 am ET

Where: Selhurst Park Stadium

Tottenham Hostpur vs West Ham

Time: 11.30 am ET

Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Where to watch and how to live stream?

The games can be watched live on NBC, NBCSN, and can be streamed live on Peacock Premium.