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EPL commentator assignments on NBC, Gameweek 2

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Leicester City host Arsenal in a match between last season’s top two clubs this Saturday, August 20, at 12:30 p.m. ET, on CNBC, highlighting this week’s Premier League coverage. In an early meeting between the two clubs, reigning champions Leicester City take on an Arsenal side that handed the Foxes two of their three Premier League losses last year. Both sides look to rebound following opening-weekend losses, with Liverpool defeating Arsenal 4-3 and newly promoted Hull City beating Leicester City 2-1. Jon Champion calls the match, joined by analyst Lee Dixon at King Power Stadium.

This week’s Premier League coverage begins this Friday, August 19, at 2 p.m. ET on USA Network with Premier League Live followed by the first Friday match of the season – Manchester United and new manager Jose Mourinho v. Southampton at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network. Mourinho led the Red Devils to a 3-1 opening-season win against Bournemouth in his first match with the club. Peter Drury calls the match joined by analyst Phil Neville at Old Trafford.

Coverage this Saturday, August 20, begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Stoke City v. Manchester City and their new manager Pep Guardiola at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Live match coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET with Burnley v. Liverpool at 10 a.m. ET (confirmed) on NBCSN. All matches not on NBCSN in the Saturday 10 a.m. ET television window will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.

On Sunday, August 21, coverage begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Sunderland v. Middlesbrough at 8:30 a.m. ET. At 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, coverage continues on CNBC with Premier League Live followed by the final match of the week, as West Ham host Bournemouth at 11 a.m. ET. The Hammers will play their first Premier League match at their new home, London Stadium, after playing at historic Boleyn Ground for 112 years. Champion calls West Ham v. Bournemouth, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux.

All matches will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Steve Bower will host Premier League Live this week, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.

Here’s the schedule of commentator assignments for this weekend:

Friday, August 19

Manchester United vs. Southampton, 3pm, USA, NBC Sports App and Sling Blue (free trial) — Peter Drury and Phil Neville

 

Saturday, August 20

Stoke City vs. Manchester City, 7:30am, NBCSN, NBC Universo, NBC Sports App and Sling Blue (free trial) — Peter Drury and Jim Beglin

Burnley vs. Liverpool, 10am, NBCSN and NBC Sports App — Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland

Watford vs. Chelsea, 10am, CNBC and NBC Sports App — Tony Jones and Tony Gale

Swansea vs. Hull, 10am, NBC Sports App — Joe Speight and Andy Walker

Spurs vs. Crystal Palace, 10am, NBC Sports App — Gary Taphouse and David Prutton

West Brom vs. Everton, 10am, NBC Sports App — Ian Crocker and Neil McCann

Leicester vs. Arsenal, 12:30pm, CNBC, NBC Sports App and Sling Blue (free trial) — Jon Champion and Lee Dixon

 

Sunday, August 21

Sunderland vs. Middlesbrough, 8:30am, NBCSN, NBC Sports App and Sling Blue (free trial) — Jon Champion and Jim Beglin

West Ham vs. Bournemouth, 11am, CNBC, NBC Sports App and Sling Blue (free trial) — Peter Drury and Graeme Le Saux

 

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Abdi

    August 19, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Peter Drury got three matches this week, not surprised at all. He is the best in the business now by miles.

    • Brian Moore

      August 20, 2016 at 1:24 am

      Totally disagree. He is the most annoying, patronizing, big team tonging idiot to ever commentate on the game. Made the Man Utd v Saints game almost unwatchable with his bias. It’ll be the same tomorrow, Stoke can be 4-0 up and he’ll just still go on and on and on about how great Man City are when they have a shot that goes 2 feet wide. Hate him.

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