NBC Sports’ lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White and analysts Lee Dixon, a former Arsenal player, and Graeme Le Saux, a former Chelsea player, will call both West Ham v. Arsenal (7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN & Universo) and fourth-place Chelsea v. Newcastle (12:30 p.m. ET on NBC & Universo). For this edition of “Arlo, Lee and Graeme’s Excellent Adventure,” White, Dixon, and Le Saux will journey past several London landmarks between matches, enjoying passing views of Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey on their way to Stamford Bridge. The trio will then return on Sunday to call a blockbuster match between third-place Tottenham and Manchester United at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo.
“Announcing two Premier League games on the same day is really great fun, and now we have the added twist of calling a third game the following day, all in the same city!” White said. “We’ve given up trying to race between stadiums as Lee is far too competitive, but we’ll climb on the motorbike taxis after calling West Ham v Arsenal and head west across town to Stamford Bridge, and call Chelsea v Newcastle. We’ll be armed with GoPro cameras so I’m sure we’ll see some famous sights and landmarks along the way!
“After a night to recover, we’ll head to Wembley on Sunday for a massive game between title chasing Tottenham and a rejuvenated Manchester United. As usual, the games themselves will come first, but it’s the perfect weekend for the three of us and we can’t wait to get started.”
NBC Sports’ live Premier League coverage begins this Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN, followed by West Ham v. fifth-place Arsenal. West Ham come off a 2-2 draw, while London rival Arsenal look to close the gap on the top-4.
At 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN presents Brighton & Hove Albion v. first-place Liverpool, who suffered their first loss of the Premier League season to defending champions Manchester City last week.
Also Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold presents four exclusive matches: Burnley v. Fulham, Cardiff City v. Huddersfield Town, Crystal Palace v. Watford, and Leicester City v. Southampton.
Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC and Universo present coverage of fourth-place Chelsea v. Newcastle. Chelsea look to remain in the top-4 after a 0-0 draw with Southampton last week, while Newcastle hope to rebound after a 2-0 loss to Manchester United.
Premier League match coverage on Sunday begins at 8 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN, followed by Everton v. Bournemouth. At 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo, Tottenham host Manchester United. Six points outside the top-4, Manchester United aim to remain perfect under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, while Tottenham look to jump into second place with three points.
Live match coverage wraps up Monday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by second-place Manchester City v. Wolverhampton Wanderers. Manchester City enter the weekend four points behind first-place Liverpool, while Wolverhampton Wanderers look to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Crystal Palace.
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, January 12
Burnley vs. Fulham, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — Ian Crocker and Keith Andrews
Cardiff vs. Huddersfield, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — David Stowell and Andy Walker
Crystal Palace vs. Watford, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — Gary Taphouse and Tony Gale
Leicester vs. Southampton, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — Rob Palmer and Danny Higginbotham
Sunday, January 13
Monday, January 14