London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal face off at Stamford Bridge this Saturday, August 18, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo, highlighting NBC Sports’ live Premier League coverage this week.
After finishing outside of Champions League qualifying positions last season, both Chelsea and Arsenal aim to finish in the top-four once again. After winning the Premier League title in 2016-17, Chelsea finished in fifth place last season. The Blues are coming off a 3-0 win at Huddersfield last Saturday, while Arsenal are looking for their first victory of the season after falling 2-0 to defending champions Manchester City on Sunday.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by former Arsenal right-back Lee Dixon and former Chelsea left-back Graeme Le Saux.
Arsenal’s opening match against Manchester City averaged 723,000 viewers Sunday on NBCSN to rank as the most-watched opening weekend cable Premier League match on record, excluding 2016 during the Rio Olympics, which featured lead-in programming and additional promotion.
Saturday’s live match action begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN followed by Cardiff City v. Newcastle at 7:30 a.m. ET.
Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN and Universo present Tottenham v. Fulham, while NBC Sports Gold hosts coverage of three live matches: Everton v. Southampton; Leicester City v. Wolverhampton Wanderers; and West Ham v. Bournemouth.
Following coverage of Chelsea v. Arsenal, NBC presents a live Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Live Premier League coverage on Sunday, August 19, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings, followed by Manchester City v. Huddersfield at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo.
Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold hosts coverage of Burnley v. Watford.
Sunday at 11 a.m. ET, NBCSN and Telemundo present coverage of Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester United, which will be called by White and Le Saux.
Live match coverage wraps up on Monday, August 20, with Premier League Live at 2 p.m. ET, followed by Crystal Palace v. Liverpool at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
Here’s the schedule of soccer commentators for the weekend Premier League matches (all times Eastern):
Saturday, August 18
Everton vs. Southampton, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — Rob Palmer and Keith Andrews
Leicester vs. Wolves, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — Tony Jones and Don Goodman
West Ham vs. Bournemouth, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — Gary Taphouse and Tony Gale
Sunday, August 19
Burnley vs. Watford, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — David Stowell and Andy Walker
Monday, August 20