NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this week is highlighted by a blockbuster match between Premier League giants Liverpool and Arsenal on this Sunday, August 27, at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo.
After drawing at Watford on opening weekend, Liverpool bounced back on Saturday with their 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Anfield. Meanwhile, Arsenal look to rebound following a 1-0 loss at Stoke City last weekend. In the last three league meetings between the two clubs, 17 goals have been scored. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be looking for redemption, as last season Jurgen Klopp became the first Liverpool manager to complete the league “double” over Arsenal since Gerard Houllier in 1999-00.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst and former Arsenal player Lee Dixon at Anfield. In addition, former Premier League footballer Phil Neville will report from a pitch-side desk located just a few feet from the playing field during Premier League Live pre- and post-match analysis. Premier League Live begins Sunday at 8 a.m. ET on CNBC. Rebecca Lowe hosts the program, joined by former Jamaican National Team Player Robbie Earle and former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino.
This week’s live Premier League coverage begins this Saturday, August 26, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Bournemouth v. Manchester City at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Coverage continues Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, as Newcastle United host West Ham United on NBCSN and Universo.
Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC and Universo present coverage of Manchester United v. Leicester City. The Red Devils won their first two matches, with Romelu Lukaku contributing a goal in their 4-0 win at Swansea City on Saturday. Coupled with the two Lukaku scored in his team’s 4-0 win over West Ham on opening weekend, he is the early-season Premier League leading scorer. After a 4-3 loss at Arsenal on opening day, the Foxes are coming off a 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend. White calls the match, joined by Dixon at Old Trafford.
Following the match, NBC presents a live Goal Zone Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET. Lowe hosts Goal Zone, joined by Earle and Martino.
Sunday’s live Premier League coverage begins at 8 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on CNBC, followed by last season’s champions Chelsea hosting Wayne Rooney and Everton. Marcos Alonso scored both goals for the Blues in their 2-1 win at Tottenham on Sunday. Rooney scored his 200th Premier League goal in the Toffees’ 1-1 draw at Manchester City yesterday.
This season, NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – introduced “Premier League Pass,” which features 130 exclusive Premier League matches live and on-demand, an extensive suite of daily and weekly news shows, plus classic archive programming never available before in the U.S.
This weekend, NBC Sports Gold presents five exclusive matches with its “Premier League Pass:” Crystal Palace v. Swansea City, Huddersfield Town v. Southampton, and Watford v. Brighton & Hove Albion Saturday at 10 a.m. ET; West Bromwich Albion v. Stoke City Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ET; and Tottenham Hotspur v. Burnley Sunday at 11 a.m. ET. “Premier League Pass” will feature more than 1,000 hours of additional non-match content throughout the season. Fans can purchase by visiting NBCSportsGold.com for the 2017-18 season of “Premier League Pass,” priced at $49.99. Click here for more information.
In addition, NBCSN presents a special, three-hour Premier League Live: Transfer Deadline Day show on Thursday, August 31, live at 5 p.m. ET. The program will cover breaking news and include insights and analysis on all the latest transfers. Lowe hosts the program, joined by Earle, Martino, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
Here’s the schedule of soccer commentators for this weekend’s Premier League matches:
Saturday, August 26
Crystal Palace vs. Swansea, 10am, Premier League Pass ($50 per season) — Gary Taphouse and Danny Higginbotham
Huddersfield vs. Southampton, 10am, Premier League Pass ($50 per season) — Tony Jones and Iain Dowie
Watford vs. Brighton, 10am, Premier League Pass ($50 per season) — Jonathan Beck and Tony Gale
Sunday, August 27
West Brom vs. Stoke, 8:30am, Premier League Pass ($50 per season) — Joe Speight and Matthew Upson
Spurs vs. Burnley, 11am, Premier League Pass ($50 per season) — Rob Hawthorne and Tony Gale