This Week in Sport: 20th − 26th September 2021

This week is full of excitement, it begins with a trip to India where the Kolkata Knight Riders play the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. Then on Tuesday the MLB takes centre stage with the second game of the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants series.

Tommy Fleetwood at Le Golf National

The top premier league clubs enter the Carabao Cup this week, and Chelsea take on Aston Villa in the highest profile game. The 4th ODI between England Women and New Zealand Women takes place on Thursday in what has been a thrilling series so far.

The headline event of the week is the Ryder Cup, where America takes on Europe at Whistling Straits after being postponed last year. Moving into the weekend Anthony Joshua defends his titles against Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday. The F1 season so far has been unpredictable and on Sunday the drivers and teams head to Russia which will no doubt provide much excitement.

 

IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Monday 20th September 2PM GMT/6PM Local Time

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Before Covid-19 paused the IPL, Royal Challenger Bangalore were looking extremely strong and now will want to pick up where they left off.

Merchandise: Fancode Shop

News: Indian Premier League

Blog: Cricket Addictor

Videos: Indian Premier League

Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo 

Blog: Beyond the Boundary

 

MLB: San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants

Tuesday 21st September 2:10AM GMT/7:10PM Local Time

Petco Park, San Diego

The Giants are in a tense race with the LA Dodgers to win the division where the Padres are very much still in the Wild Card race. This should be a thrilling game in a key series for both sides.

Viewing: MLB

Merchandise: MLB Shop

News: MLB

Statistics: Baseball Reference

Videos: MLB

Fantasy News: Fake Teams

 

Carabao Cup: Chelsea v Aston Villa

Wednesday 22th September 6:45PM GMT/7:45PM Local Time

Stamford Bridge, London

Chelsea and Aston Villa will want to maintain their strong starts to the season and this is a tournament both teams will want to progress to the final stages - expect a tightly contested match.

Official Site: EFL 

Match Centre: BT Sport 

Merchandise: Chelsea Store

Merchandise: Aston Villa Store

Blog: SB Nation

News: Evening Standard

 

Cricket in England: England Women v New Zealand Women

Thursday 23th September 12PM GMT/1PM Local Time

The Incora County Ground, Derby

England currently lead 2-0 in the series; New Zealand will be keen to turn the series round and take it to a deciding game.

Match Centre: ECB

Merchandise: NZC

Merchandise: ECB 

News: ECB 

Weather: Met Office 

Statistics: CricInfo

 

Ryder Cup: Ryder Cup Day 1

Friday 24th September 12:05PM GMT/7:05AM Local Time

Straits Course, Sheboygan

Team USA will be desperate to regain the Ryder Cup this year after Europe have dominated the competition over the last two decades.

Merchandise: Ryder Cup Shop

Weather: World Weather Online

Fantasy: Fantasy Ryder Cup

News: Ryder Cup

Podcast: No Laying Up

Blog: Golf Monthly

 

Boxing: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk

Saturday 25th September Approximate Time 9PM GMT/10PM Local Time

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

This event could prove to be one of Anthony Joshua’s toughest fights to date due to Oleksandr Usyk’s unusual fighting style and his unbeaten record.

Viewing: DAZN

Podcast: Tha Boxing Voice

Statistics: BoxRec

Merchandise: Anthony Joshua

News: ESPN

Videos: YouTube

 

Formula 1: Russian Grand Prix

Sunday 26th September 12:00PM GMT/3:00PM Local Time

Sochi Autodrom, Adler

The competition for first place is heating up after Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the last race, with only 5 points separating the pair, a win at this event could prove vital come the end of the season. 

Viewing: Formula 1 TV

News: Eurosport

Merchandise: Formula 1 Store

Statistics: Stats F1

Fantasy: F1 Fantasy

Blog: GP Blog

 

Photo by rydercupteameurope

Written and information correct on 19th September 2021 at 10pm GMT

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