WEEK AHEAD: An action-packed seven days of sport includes daily IPL matches, midweek Premier League games and the FA Cup Final on Saturday.
We’re off to India on Monday as another week from the Indian Premier League begins with the Mumbai Indians taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders at 15:00 on Sky Sports.
On Tuesday there’s an intriguing top of the table clash between the Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants (15:00, Sky Sports), before Liverpool continue their pursuit of Manchester City in the Premier League when they face Aston Villa in a 20:00 kick-off, live on Sky Sports.
Rajasthan Royals host the Delhi Capitals at 15:00 (Sky Sports) on Wednesday. In the Premier League, struggling Leeds need to pick up points against Chelsea (19:30, Sky Sports), while their relegation rivals Everton are up against Watford (19:45). It’s the turn of Manchester City at 20:15 as they face Wolves, with Pep Guardiola’s side still aiming to recover their stride after their shock Champions League exit last week.
On Thursday we go golfing as the first round of the Soudal Open on the DP World Tour begins at 12:00 (Sky Sports) and is closely followed with action from across the pond at the Byron Nelson, on the same channel, at 12:45. The IPL game of the day features the Chennai Super Kings and bottom of the table Mumbai Indians (15:00, Sky Sports). Jonny Clayton laid down a marker in last week’s Premier League Darts in Glasgow and ‘The Ferret’ will be looking for more success in Night 14 (19:00, Sky Sports). In the race for the top four, there’s a huge derby between Tottenham and Arsenal, with Champions League football on the line. Catch that live from 19:45 on Sky Sports.
Coverage from the second round of the Soudal Open and Byron Nelson begin at the same time on Sky Sports on Friday. At 15:00 on the same channel the Royal Challengers Bangalore face Kings XI Punjab.
Play enters the weekend at the Soudal Open (12:30, Sky Sports) and Byron Nelson (13:00, Sky Sports). Will two-time winner in Texas, Sergio Garcia, be among the challengers? There’s more cricket from India at 15:00 (Sky Sports), with Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad. The main event on Saturday is the FA Cup Final, live on BBC One and ITV (16:45 kick-off), where Liverpool’s quadruple hopes are put on the line against Chelsea at Wembley, in what looks set to be a classic encounter.
Sunday begins with an 11:00 start between Chennai Super Kings and the Gujarat Titans on Sky Sports. Tottenham face a resurgent Burnley side at 12:00 (BT Sport). The Soudal Open begins its concluding round from 12:30, with players teeing up for the final time in the Byron Nelson from 13:00 (both Sky Sports). Manchester City travel to the capital to face a potentially tricky game against West Ham (14:00, Sky Sports). Lucknow Super Giants and Rajasthan Royals are in action an hour later on Sky, before the week concludes with Everton seeking to defeat Brentford (16:30, Sky Sports) and extinguish fears of dropping down to the second tier for the first time since 1954.