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EPL Commentators on NBC: Dec. 30, 2016

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NBC Sports Group continues its Premier League packed holiday this week with 20 consecutive hours of Premier League programming on Monday, Jan. 2. Coverage features matches between four of the top five Premier League clubs as second-place Liverpool host third-place Manchester City this Saturday, December 31, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, and fifth-place Tottenham host first-place Chelsea on Wednesday, January 4, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

This week’s live Premier League match coverage continues today with Hull City v. Everton at 3 p.m. ET.

Weekend match coverage begins this Saturday, Dec. 31, at 9 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Manchester United v. Middlesbrough at 10 a.m. ET. The Red Devils have won four straight league matches, most recently defeating Sunderland 3-1 on Boxing Day.

Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC and NBC UNIVERSO host coverage of Liverpool v. Manchester City. The match marks the return of Manchester City’s leading scorer Sergio Aguero (10 goals), who served the final match of a four-game suspension when his team defeated Hull City 3-0 on Monday. The Reds have won their past three matches, including a 4-1 win over Stoke City yesterday. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux at Anfield.

Coverage continues New Year’s Day, this Sunday, Jan. 1, at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Watford v. Tottenham at 8:30 a.m. ET. Sunday at 11 a.m. ET, NBCSN and TELEMUNDO host coverage of fourth-place Arsenal v. Crystal Palace.

NBC Sports Group’s 20 consecutive hours of Premier League coverage on Monday, Jan. 2, begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Middlesbrough v. Leicester City at 7:30 a.m. ET. Monday at 10 a.m. ET, Sunderland host Liverpool on NBCSN, while Manchester City host Burnley on CNBC.

Coverage continues Monday at 12:15 p.m. ET with West Ham v. Manchester United on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. White calls the match, joined by analyst Lee Dixon at London Stadium. Monday’s live match coverage wraps up at 2:15 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Goal Zone.

As a part of NBC Sports Group’s 20 consecutive hours of Premier League programming on Monday, Jan. 2, NBCSN will present a new Premier League Download featuring Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola at 4 p.m. ET. Premier League Download: Inside the Mind of Pep Guardiola features an in-depth discussion on the unique aspects of football that motivate the Manchester City manager. In addition, NBCSN will feature encore presentations of all four Behind the Badge: Watford FC shows Monday beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Coverage of 30 matches in 10 days concludes with a pack of midweek matches, with Bournemouth v. Arsenal on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 2:45 p.m. ET, and Tottenham v. first-place Chelsea on Wednesday, January 4, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Led by the Premier League’s leading scorer Diego Costa (13 goals), Chelsea have won a club-record 12 straight league matches and are six points clear at the top of the table. White calls Tottenham v. Chelsea, joined by analyst Phil Neville at White Hart Lane. Coverage on Tuesday and Wednesday begins at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN.

Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by a combination of former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.

On Wednesday, Jan. 4, NBCSN presents a new live episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Bennett and Michael Davies at 6 p.m. ET, from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. – their first show in NBC Sports Group’s studios.

All matches not on NBCSN or CNBC in multiple windows 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 NBCSports.com.

 

Premier League TV schedule

All times Eastern.

 

Friday, December 30

Hull vs. Everton, 3pm, NBCSN, NBC Sports App, DirecTV Now and Sling Blue — Jim Proudfoot and Kevin Kilbane

 

Saturday, December 31

Manchester United vs. Middlesbrough, 10am, NBCSN, NBC Sports App, DirecTV Now and Sling Blue — Jon Champion and Kevin Kilbane

Chelsea vs. Stoke, 10am, NBC Sports App — Rob Palmer and Tony Gale

Burnley vs. Sunderland, 10am, NBC Sports App — Gary Taphouse and Davie Provan

Leicester vs. West Ham, 10am, NBC Sports App — Joe Speight and Andy Hinchcliffe

Southampton vs. West Brom, 10am, NBC Sports App — Tony Jones and Terry Gibson

Swansea vs. Bournemouth, 10am, NBC Sports App — Phil Blacker and Ray Houghton

Liverpool vs. Manchester City, 12:30pm, NBC, NBC Universo, NBC Sports App, DirecTV Now and Sling Blue (with World News Extra add-on) — Peter Drury and Jim Beglin

 

 

Sunday, January 1

Watford vs. Spurs, 8:30am, NBCSN, NBC Sports App, DirecTV Now and Sling Blue — Peter Drury and Phil Neville

Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace, 11am, NBCSN, Telemundo, NBC Sports App, DirecTV Now and Sling Blue — Jon Champion and Andy Townsend

 

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17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. Ian Duncan

    March 5, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    I’ve had enough of Lee Dixon’s ‘know-it-all comments and his excessive (personal) analyses of play. He needs to talk less . Some of his quotes are laughable e.g. “show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser”

  2. James

    February 1, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Why does everyone hate Drury? I thought him and Arlo (and maybe Jon Champion) were the best NBC commentators. Every since Man City vs QPR in 2012 when Aguero won the league for Manchester City, I’ve really enjoyed his commentary.

    • Christopher Harris

      February 2, 2017 at 10:20 am

      Same here James. Personally, I enjoy Peter Drury. I’m not sure why there’s such a dislike for him among many soccer fans.

    • Jon

      March 6, 2017 at 3:54 am

      Such a big difference between Jon Champion and Drury. Champion uses words to enhance the action while Drury sounds like he’s trying to win a literary prize every time–especially with his painfully scripted intros. It would be great if he could get out of the way once in a while and let the viewer enjoy the action.
      .Drury has his fans but, as Christopher acknowldges, there are many, many football viewes who can’t bear him.

  3. Daphne

    January 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Thanks, Christopher. Wondering about the Scottish commentator. Happy New Year!

    • Jon

      January 2, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      Sounded like Neil McCann, Daphne. I didn’t hear him named on the broadcast, though. Kevin Keatings was the other one, as Christopher noted.

  4. Daphne

    January 2, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Who’s commentating Sunderland-Liverpool on NBCSN just now?

    • Christopher Harris

      January 2, 2017 at 11:27 am

      Sounds like Kevin Keatings. Not sure who the co-commentator is though. Scottish.

  5. Harry

    December 30, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Surprised that there’s no Arlo White, Lee Dixon or Graeme Le Saux. I would have thought they would have done the Liverpool – Man City match.

    • Jon

      December 31, 2016 at 1:52 am

      I was surprised at that too. They have failed in their core mission of saving us from the Dreary one.

    • Saints Fan

      December 31, 2016 at 10:22 am

      Thankfully it looks like Arlo is at Anfield. We could be saved from having Drury ruin a great game.

      • Jon

        December 31, 2016 at 4:32 pm

        Yes, I hadn’t noticed this site to be wrong on commentators before but it was in this instance.

        • Christopher Harris

          December 31, 2016 at 5:24 pm

          The information that NBC supplied was wrong in this case. Sorry!

          • Jon

            December 31, 2016 at 9:55 pm

            You do a great job on this site, Christopher. I doubted the mistake was yours.

          • Weber Niraechtoe

            January 2, 2017 at 7:07 am

            when is week 20 going to be posted?

            • Christopher Harris

              January 2, 2017 at 9:58 am

              Sorry, but NBC Sports didn’t respond, so their PR department must be on holiday.

              • Weber Niraechtoe

                January 4, 2017 at 6:19 pm

                Thanks for the usual good work!

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