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EPL Commentators on NBC Sports: Dec. 2, 2016


First-place Chelsea visit third-place Manchester City this Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, highlighting NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend. All top-five Premier League teams will be featured on NBC or NBCSN this week.

The Blues enter the match with seven consecutive Premier League wins, most recently defeating 5th-place Tottenham 2-1. Spurs’ goal in that match was the first conceded by Chelsea in six league matches. City are unbeaten in six league matches, and are coming off a 2-1 win against Burnley on Saturday. Sergio Aguero scored both goals in the match, and is now tied with Chelsea’s Diego Costa as joint-top scorers in the Premier League (10 goals). Steve Bower calls the match, joined by Graeme Le Saux at Etihad Stadium. Coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN.

Saturday’s Premier League coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET with Tottenham v. Swansea City on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, and Crystal Palace v. Southampton on CNBC. The Swans grabbed their first win under new American manager Bob Bradley this Saturday, the club’s first win since the opening weekend of the Premier League season. The dramatic 5-4 victory over Crystal Palace featured two goals in stoppage time from Swansea’s Fernando Llorente.

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, on 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

Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC presents coverage of West Ham United v. fourth-place Arsenal. The Gunners are coming off a 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday, featuring two goals from their leading scorer Alexis Sanchez. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by Lee Dixon at Emirates Stadium.

Premier League coverage continues this Sunday, December 4, at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Bournemouth v. second-place Liverpool. Liverpool, tied on points with third-place Manchester City and just one point behind leaders Chelsea, must cope without Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho, who is sidelined with an ankle injury.

Sunday at 11 a.m. ET, NBCSN and TELEMUNDO host coverage of Everton v. Manchester United. The Red Devils drew 1-1 against West Ham United on Sunday, while the Toffees look to rebound following a 1-0 loss to Southampton. White calls the match, joined by Dixon at Old Trafford.

Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, NBCSN presents the second episode of Behind the Badge: Watford FC, a four-part series that provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Hornets. Voiced by BBC presenter and former English footballer Gary Lineker, this week’s episode features the players’ recovery after their hard-fought win against Leicester City, discusses the club’s one-of-a-kind internship program, and looks back on one of the most memorable moments in the team’s history. The episode will also include a tour of the club’s training facilities, given by defender Adrian Mariappa. Click here for more information on the entire series.

Live match coverage concludes this Monday, December 5, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Middlesbrough v. Hull City at 3 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.


Premier League TV schedule

All times Eastern.

Saturday, December 3

Manchester City vs. Chelsea, 7:30am, NBCSN, NBC Universo, NBC Sports App and Sling Blue — Steve Bower and Graeme Le Saux

Spurs vs. Swansea, 10am, NBCSN, NBC Universo, NBC Sports App and Sling Blue — Bill Leslie and Tony Gale

Crystal Palace vs. Southampton, 10am, CNBC, NBC Sports App and Sling Blue (with World News Extra add-on) — Gary Taphouse and Ray Houghton

Stoke vs. Burnley, 10am, NBC Sports App — Tony Jones and Andy Hinchcliffe

Sunderland vs. Leicester, 10am, NBC Sports App — Jonathan Beck and Davie Provan

West Brom vs. Watford, 10am, NBC Sports App — Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland

West Ham vs. Arsenal, 12:30pm, NBC, NBC Universo, NBC Sports App and Sling Blue — Arlo White and Lee Dixon

Sunday, December 4

Bournemouth vs. Liverpool, 8:30am, NBCSN, NBC Sports App and Sling Blue — Jon Champion and Andy Townsend

Everton vs Manchester United, 11am, NBCSN, Telemundo, NBC Sports App and Sling Blue — Arlo White and Lee Dixon

Monday, December 5

Middlesbrough vs. Hull City, 3pm, NBCSN, NBC Universo, NBC Sports App and Sling Blue — Martin Tyler and Danny Higginbotham


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  1. cm asia

    December 5, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Looking at the thumbs up / down on several anti-Arlo posts.

    Lots of thumbs down on the Arlo criticisms, yet not one person took the time to defend him and explain why.

    C’mon people. If you think our criticism of Arlo is wrong, please attempt to tell us why.

    David’s recent comment is 100% accurate and the reason he has become intolerable.

  2. David

    December 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I totally agree with the above comments on Arlo White. He NEVER allows the pictures to speak for themselves, constantly describing what is in front of us as if doing a radio commentary, eg instead of saying simply “Sterling”, he’ll say “the ball was passed to Sterling on the left wing” as if we’re blind. Invariably each broadcast begins with him spouting a load of statistics for the first minute or so before he even lets le Saux or Dixon get a word in. Thank goodness for the latter. I groan whenever I see that he’s down to do the “big” games. Verbal diarrhoea at its worst.

  3. cm asia

    December 4, 2016 at 3:00 am

    NBC should force Arlo to listen to his entire call of the Hammers Gunners match Saturday.
    It sounded like he believed he was doing radio.

    Arlo, do us a favor. Every once in a while, take a breath.
    A football match breathes, so should you!

    And, yes. I’m a Jon Champion fan.
    He could read the phone book, and it would be better than Arlo.

    • Nosferatu

      December 5, 2016 at 4:28 am

      I did enjoy during White and Dixon’s call of the Everton – United game today when, after White recounted some inane Twitter controversy over Ronald Koeman’s Christmas tree, Lee said, “You’re literally just talking to yourself right now because I have no idea what you’re going on about.”

    • Jon

      December 10, 2016 at 5:23 am

      I could happily listen to Jon Champion read the phone book, too. Now rhe combination of Martin Tyler and the phone book might be a little too low key, but I do still enjoy hearing Mr. Tyler call the odd Monday evening fixture or cup game.

  4. Abdi

    December 2, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    I mean number one caller

  5. Abdi

    December 2, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    I can’t stand Arli White, horrible commentator, bower is miles better than him. I still can’t understand why NBC made him as the number caller.

  6. Cantona

    December 2, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    NBC’s strongest team doing the match of the round. Bower is excellent whether he is doing the Vanarama league, FA Cup, or MOTD.. miles better than cricket announcer White. If NBC were smart they would sign him to an exclusive deal before SkySports or BT do.


  7. Abdi

    December 2, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Who is doing the big clash at Etihad for the Worldfeed? It has to be either Jon Champion or Drury but wich one is doing it?


    December 2, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    OMG! My two favorite commentators are not working together on the match I want, on the day and time I want! Oh the humanity, emergency podcast to cover this please!

    • Jon

      December 3, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      You can’t fool us; you come to this page regularly because you secretly thrill to the prospect of a Jon Champion call:)

  9. Reza

    December 2, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Does Steve Bower is world feed?

    • Christopher Harris

      December 2, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Steve Bower is doing the NBCSN feed, not world feed.

      • Reza

        December 3, 2016 at 8:05 am

        peter drury is commentator match of Manchester city vs Chelsea! Good for Subscribers of Sky Sports and beIN Sports mena!

        • Jon

          December 3, 2016 at 2:14 pm

          Reza, I’ve never met another person who doesn’t think that Drury completely kills a game with his verbiage. I notice he’ talks like a normal human being a bit more often when the game is lower-profile, as in the Watford game this past Sunday which was quite bearable. Glad for his sake that he has a few fans:)

          • Jon

            December 3, 2016 at 2:27 pm

            PS The pairing matters too. Jim Beglin helps a lot on a Drury broadcast. Pair Drury with David Pleat (a la many England broadcasts) and it bcomes unlistenable.

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