It's An Absolutely Beautiful Week Of Sport This Week

Manchester United vs Liverpool may have fallen flat, the Carabao Cup was most notable for a substitution that never happened and James DeGale wasn't very good at all but it's a new week and there's more great sport to come.

Let's be honest from a sporting point of view the weekend was a bit of a let down. England lost in the Six Nations, that one is obviously arguable whether it was good or not, Chris Eubank jnr vs James DeGale never really got going, Manchester United vs Liverpool didn't have much to it and Kepa was the main talking point of the Carabao Cup.

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That's a lot to be let down about when the weekend was built up so much. From a neutral perspective, if you insist, the rugby did at least give us an intriguing matchup between England and Wales.

But overall unless you are a fan of the 'intriguing draw' or 'game you can't take your eyes off', often bywords for boring match, then it wasn't a great weekend after all.

Fortunately the sport never stops and this week is an excellent week of it.

On Monday England and West Indies face for the third ODI of a very interesting series that stands at 1-1, and they meet for the fourth time on Wednesday and the fifth and final match is on Saturday.

If you prefer football then have no fear as Nottingham Forest and Derby County compete for the Brian Clough Trophy on Monday in the Championship.

Of course it doesn't end there, it never does. There's a full complement of Premier League fixtures on Tuesday and Wednesday with Chelsea vs Spurs the highlight of the round of games, will Kepa start?

That night Feyenoord and Ajax clash in one of the Netherlands biggest football rivalries, in the semi final of the Dutch cup.

Wednesday night also sees the first Clasico of the week in the Copa del Rey with Real Madrid hosting the second leg, after a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Barcelona.

Did I say the first Clasico of the week? You bet your sweet behind I did. The two biggest clubs meet on Saturday at the Bernabeu again, this time in the league.

However the weekend is actually kicked off by the North London derby as Spurs host Arsenal at Wembley, hopefully for the last time in the league.

The north London derby is often a tasty affair. Image: PA Images
The north London derby is often a tasty affair. Image: PA Images

If you prefer your football with an Italian flavour then you can forget about the Clasico, after all you'd have already watched one this week, and instead take in the Rome derby on Saturday.

And the Portuguese are getting involved as Porto host Benfica, also Saturday evening- you're going to need a Match of the Day style set up with all those screens.

Even the MLS returns on Saturday night, more football than you can shake a stick at. But the main event from America comes from the octagon as Jon Jones defends his light heavyweight title against Anthony Smith in UFC 235.

Jon Jones is back in action. Image: PA Images
Jon Jones is back in action. Image: PA Images

And Sunday doesn't disappoint either as the derby theme continues in the Premier League with Everton hosting Liverpool in the afternoon.

Finally in the evening the top two in Serie A meet as Napoli hope to close the 13 point gap to Juventus...might be a bit far.

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And then you can sleep!

I've probably missed off a big rugby league fixture or some golf but we're sticking to the headline acts here people.

So what will you be watching this week and where do you think the most entertainment will be?

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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