EPL Commentators on NBC Sports: Oct. 21, 2016


Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United face off this Sunday, October 23, at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO, highlighting NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this week. The Blues most recently defeated Leicester City 3-0 with a goal from leading Premier League scorer Diego Costa (7 goals). Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge to face his former club for the first time since joining the Red Devils.

NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by analysts Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux at Stamford Bridge.

NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage begins this Saturday, October 22, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live followed by Bournemouth v. third-place Tottenham at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Tottenham are the only remaining unbeaten club in the Premier League (5 wins, 3 draws), while Bournemouth defeated Hull city 6-1 on Saturday.

Coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET, when second-place Arsenal host Middlesbrough on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, and Swansea City host Watford on CNBC. The Swans come off a hard fought 3-2 loss against Arsenal on Saturday in their first match under new manager Bob Bradley. Bradley, a former U.S. Men’s National Team head coach, is the first American to manage a Premier League team. This will be his first home match in charge.

All matches not on NBCSN or CNBC 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. In addition, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET, the Premier League’s Goal Rush product will be featured on Premier League Extra Time as well as via the NBC Sports app and on NBCSports.com.

Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC and NBC UNIVERSO present coverage of Liverpool v. West Bromwich Albion. Liverpool won four straight Premier League matches before drawing 0-0 against Manchester United on Monday. White calls the match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux at Anfield.

Immediately following the match, NBC presents a live Goal Zone Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET. Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone and Premier League Live, joined by former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.

Live Match coverage on Sunday begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by first-place Manchester City v. Southampton at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO.

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

Saturday, October 22

AFC Bournemouth vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 7:30am, NBCSN, NBC Universo, NBC Sports App and Sling Blue — Jon Champion and Kevin Kilbane

Arsenal vs. Middlesbrough, 10am, NBCSN, NBC Universo, NBC Sports App and Sling Blue — Gary Taphouse and Keith Andrews

Swansea vs. Watford, 10am, CNBC, NBC Sports App and Sling Blue (with World News Extra add-on) — Phil Blacker and Ray Houghton

Burnley vs. Everton, 10am, NBC Sports App — Ian Crocker and Andy Walker

Hull City vs. Stoke, 10am, NBC Sports App — Jonathan Beck and Garry Birtles

Leicester vs. Crystal Palace, 10am, NBC Sports App — Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland

West Ham vs. Sunderland, 10am, NBC Sports App — Joe Speight and Tony Gale

Liverpool vs. West Bromwich Albion, 12:30pm, NBC, NBC Universo, NBC Sports App and Sling Blue — Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux


Sunday, October 23

Manchester City vs. Southampton, 8:30am, NBCSN, Telemundo, NBC Sports App and Sling Blue — Peter Drury and Jim Beglin

Chelsea vs. Manchester United, 11am, NBCSN, Telemundo, NBC Sports App and Sling Blue — Arlo White, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux

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