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EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 13

Liverpool host Chelsea in a top-five Premier League clash this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo highlighting NBC Sports Group’s presentation of 20 matches in a six-day span. Third-place Chelsea come off a dominant 4-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, featuring two goals from Eden Hazard, and one each from their top scorer Álvaro Morata (eight PL goals) and Marcos Alonso. The Reds, currently in fifth place, come off a 3-0 win over Southampton, with Premier League top scorer Mohamed Salah (nine PL goals) striking twice, followed by a goal from Philippe Coutinho.

NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by Graeme Le Saux at Anfield.

NBC Sports Group’s Premier League Live studio team of host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe will broadcast live from its “Premier League Mornings Fan Festival” at South Street Seaport on Saturday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET.

Saturday’s Premier League Live will also feature special guests including Andres Cantor, lead voice of Telemundo’s 2018 FIFA World Cup coverage, who will preview the Dec. 1 Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Chelsea legend Ashley Cole, and former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg. Clattenburg, who won Best Referee of the Year at the 2016 Globe Soccer Awards, has refereed several notable matches, including the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final and the UEFA Euro 2016 Final.

NBC Sports Group is bringing “Premier League Mornings” to life by transporting the authentic Premier League experience across the pond, and the Premier League Live team will broadcast from the event throughout the day. The fan festival takes place on Thanksgiving weekend as a thank you to loyal Premier League viewers, and will include supporters of many clubs, a turf pitch, match-viewing areas, a special glimpse at the Premier League trophy before it is handed off to this season’s champions, Chelsea youth coaches and the club’s mascot, and more.

Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN and Universo present coverage of second-place Manchester United v. Brighton & Hove Albion, with fourth-place Tottenham v. West Bromwich Albion on CNBC. Second-place Manchester United come off a 4-1 win over Newcastle United, while fourth-place Tottenham look to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to rivals Arsenal in the North London Derby.

Also Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” begins its presentation of 12 Premier League matches in a five-day span, with three exclusive matches: Crystal Palace v. Stoke City, Newcastle v. Watford, and Swansea City v. Bournemouth. NBC Sports Gold’s remaining nine Premier League matches will include Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool (full schedule below).

“Premier League Pass” will feature more than 1,000 hours of additional Premier League programs and news shows throughout the season. Fans can purchase by visiting NBCSportsGold.com for the 2017-18 season of “Premier League Pass,” priced at $49.99. Click here for more information.

NBC Sports Group’s coverage on Sunday, November 26, begins at 8 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on CNBC, followed by Burnley v. Arsenal at 9 a.m. ET on CNBC and Huddersfield Town v. first-place Manchester City at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Manchester City continued their dominant run by beating Leicester City 2-0 on Saturday. City are the only remaining unbeaten team in the Premier League, and have won their last 10 PL matches. Following Sunday’s matches, NBCSN presents a live Goal Zone at 1 p.m. ET.

 

Here’s the schedule of soccer commentators for this weekend’s Premier League matches (all times Eastern):

 

 

Friday, November 24

West Ham vs. Leicester, 3pm, NBCSN, Universo, Sling Blue, DIRECTV NOW and fubo Premier — Jon Champion and David Prutton

 

Saturday, November 25

Manchester United vs. Brighton, 10am, NBCSN, Universo, Sling Blue, DIRECTV NOW and fubo Premier — Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland

Spurs vs. West Brom, 10am, CNBC, Sling Blue, DIRECTV NOW and fubo Premier — Tony Jones and Tony Gale

Newcastle vs. Watford, 10am, Premier League Pass — David Stowell and Andy Walker

Crystal Palace vs. Stoke, 10am, Premier League Pass — Gary Taphouse and Garry Birtles

Swansea vs. Bournemouth, 10am, Premier League Pass — Phil Blacker and Iain Dowie

Liverpool vs. Chelsea, NBC, Universo, Sling Blue, DIRECTV NOW and fubo Premier — Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux

 

Sunday, November 26

Southampton vs. Everton, 8:30am, Premier League Pass — Jon Champion and Andy Townsend

Burnley vs. Arsenal, 9am, CNBC, Sling Blue, DIRECTV NOW and fubo Premier — Gary Weaver and Andy Hinchcliffe

Huddersfield vs. Manchester City, 11am, NBCSN, Telemundo, Sling Blue, DIRECTV NOW and fubo Premier — Peter Drury and Jim Beglin

 

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28 Comments

28 Comments

  1. 'Tayo Edmund

    November 26, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Arlo White called the Southampton vs. Everton game for BBC Match of the Day highlight show in the UK. He made his debut a week before the last international break! How does he manage that with his contract with NBCSN? Steve Bower is also on BBC MOTD while working for NBCSN and Premier League Productions Sport 24 feed for the airline and maritime industries.

    • Oliver Tse

      November 27, 2017 at 1:46 am

      Contracts can be amended on the fly, as we have seen.

      Rebecca Lowe chose to move from Southern Connecticut (she sold her house there a while ago) to Northern California Gold Country (about 45 minutes east of the Cal Expo soccer stadium where her husband coaches Republic FC USL home games) so she no longer hosts PL on NBC on Mondays. According to an interview she gave to Sactown Magazine over the summer, she takes the JetBlue redeye flight from Sacramento on Thursday night, returning on the Sunday 6pm Easterm Time flight from JFK Airport to get home around midnight Pacific Time. 2500 miles each way, 8 hours going east, 9 hours going west. Brutal.

      Derek Rae is getting some PL matches from NBC, as he makes trips periodically from Boston to Germany to call Bundesliga world feeds and he is available to NBC during those trips.

  2. phako wilson

    November 26, 2017 at 11:00 am

    But is okay thanks you keep updating me with this information

  3. phako wilson

    November 26, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Jerr OK I’m south African and we watch supersport which means we won’t be able to get this info?

    • Christopher Harris

      November 26, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Correct. Maybe someone in Africa publishes the information? Not sure.

    • Klemens

      November 27, 2017 at 3:28 am

      Supersport use world feeds commentators…In case the Nbc line up commentators are world feeds except others game that graem le shaux,Lee dixon those are nbc feeds

  4. phako wilson

    November 26, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Guys where do you get this information which shows who will be a commentator I also need it for LA liga sky sports?

    • Christopher Harris

      November 26, 2017 at 8:18 am

      We get it directly from the TV broadcaster (in this case, NBC Sports).

  5. phako wilson

    November 25, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    But guys man city 5-0Liverpool commentators were Jon n Jim that weekend peter Drury wasn’t there where he was?it might be gameweek 4,5 or

    • Oliver Tse

      November 25, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      If only one match were available and Premier League Productions has the choice of Peter Drury and Jon Champion, then Jon Champion wins that battle EVERY TIME.

      Jon Champion is 52 years old. He has at least 10-15 years ahead of him if he can stay healthy.

      Quoting the Jose Mourinho puppet played by Irish comedian Mario Rosenstock in the viral video sensation I’m on Setanta Sports (which later morphed into Special 1 TV):

      We want a champion, so we hired a champion.

      #HireAChampion

  6. Oliver Tse

    November 25, 2017 at 4:07 am

    NBC has apparently cut back Arlo White to 1 Premier League match each week.

    Via Twitter: Derek Rae Tweeted that he will get another Premier League match for NBC in December, presumably during the week between Xmas and New Year’s Day.

    • Jim

      November 25, 2017 at 4:57 am

      Derek Rae is talented and my favorite SPL commemtator but I’ve grown weary of the way he makes a production of over-articulating the German names in his Bundesliga broadcasts. It does become annoying after a while. Won’t be a problem in EPL games, mind you.

      • Oliver Tse

        November 25, 2017 at 7:20 am

        FYI: Derek Rae majored in Linguistics and spent a year studying in Germany as a university student. He is fluent in German. His policy over the years has always been AUTHENTIC pronunciation of all names whenever possible.

        Derek Rae can broadcast in multiple accents. When he started working as a broadcaster in the U.S. (after his stint as the Foxboro venue press officer during World Cup 1994), he used a “neutral” American accent. He switched back to a British accent in 2002 when he stopped calling MLS matches for regional sports networks (New England Revolution matches for FOX Sports New England, and NY/NJ MetroStars matches for MSG & FOX Sports New York) and signed with ESPN exclusively.

    • MAHLUF

      November 26, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      Arlo White called a match on 11/4 and 11/5. He called a match on 10/28 & 10/29. He called a match on 10/21 & 10/22. He called a match on 9/30 and 10/1. Apparently NBC has not cut back to him calling one match per weekend. You’re a boob who should go away forever. This would be a better site if it wasn’t filled with your worthless posts – most of which turn out to be inaccurate and creepy.

      • Oliver Tse

        November 27, 2017 at 1:34 am

        Arlo White called Southampton vs Everton for BBC MOTD on Sunday.

        In past Sundays, White would have called Huddersfield Town vs Manchester City on NBCSN, as NBC would assign White to 2 matches after Champions League matches during midweek. NBC chose not to send its own announcers to Huddersfield v Man City on Sunday and used the World Feed with Peter Drury and Jim Beglin instead.

        You trolls need to be mocked, lampooned, and laughed at EACH AND EVERY TIME you try to come after me and you turn out to be wrong. I may not get everything right all the time, but my posts contains more signal than noise. Compared to the trolls who are 100% noise.

        • MAHLUF

          November 27, 2017 at 12:53 pm

          And you know for sure this is NBC “cutting back”? How do you know that?

          You’re just as much of a troll as anyone else here bud. You just can’t admit it. Anyone else could gather all of the info that you do and make it seem like they are some sort of insider. It’s hilarious to see you act as if you have connections and some sort of influence over these networks and the decision that they make. I

          t’s sucks for people who might fall for you worthless posts because they may think you are actually correct, when 90% of the time, you are not – which is proven time and time again.

  7. Cantona

    November 25, 2017 at 12:55 am

    Saw the pic on the article and hoped Brian Moore had been resurrected to do the Liverpool v Chelsea match… unfortunately it’s the cricket announcer .. so I will not be watching NBC… when will they learn and sign Steve Bower to be their number one??

    Cantona—-

    • Jon

      November 25, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      Steve Bower is a good shout. I’d like to hear more of him on NBC.

  8. Klemens

    November 25, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Why Peter Drury & Jim Beglin always given Big games to commentate??? How do the PLTV world feed commentators are rated,Who’s rated number 1 till to the last??? How many PL feature commenrators do they have…..?????

    • Oliver Tse

      November 25, 2017 at 2:25 am

      Premier League TV seems to default to Peter Drury doing pxp on world feeds unless “big names” such as Jon Champion, Ian Darke, and Martin Tyler (on Monday nights) are off duty from other gigs so that they are available to call world feeds. Cost is always an issue.

      Input Media likes to use Tony Jones and David Pleat to call UEFA Finals (Champions League, Europa League, and Super Cup). Pleat is below average as a co-comm while Jones is slightly above average at best. FOX Sports (U.S.) now uses its own voices to call the EL (off monitor) and CL finals (off site). I still expect Turner Sports to use World Feeds.

  9. phako wilson

    November 24, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    8ta guys Liverpool v Chelsea will commentator be peter Drury?

    • Oliver Tse

      November 24, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      Yes. Confirmed by @jimbeglin via Twitter. Peter Drury and Jim Beglin will call Liverpool v Chelsea.

      NBC Sports is now only using one former player as pundit in the studio for Monday (Robbie Earle only with Liam McHugh, as Rebecca Lowe flew home to Sacramento on Sunday night) and again on Friday (Robbie Mustoe appeared with Rebecca Lowe, who flew all night Thursday night/Friday morning to get to work). This has to do with Kyle Martino taking extended leave from NBC Sports to run for U.S. Soccer Federation President.

      NBC Sports has added Mark Clattenburg as a rules expert (a la Dr. Joe Machnik at FOX Sports). In a studio interview conducted by Rebecca Lowe, Clattenburg sited too much pressure from social media as one of the factors he chose to quit refereeing.

      Yes, NBC Sports is copying some stuff from FOX Sports. Nothing wrong with that. Everyone studies everyone else and everyone copies every one else, as long as the copying serves a purpose that enhances the product and the viewer experience

      • MentirosTSE

        November 24, 2017 at 6:39 pm

        We all saw the same thing you were watching Oliver, we saw they have 1 pundit and we saw Clattenburg why do you write paragraphs about things we all saw and throw your two cents in like you’re someone of note?

        Are you one of those security guards that thinks he’s an LEO or worse you think you’re Jason Bourne or something?

        • John G.

          November 24, 2017 at 8:22 pm

          Bullying other posters is classless and mean. If Christopher were doing his job, you would be reminded that bullies aren’t welcome and told to clean up your act.

          • Christopher Harris

            November 24, 2017 at 8:36 pm

            Don’t worry, I’m always moderating the website. In this case, I don’t feel it’s bullying. It’s humor.

          • Cantona

            November 25, 2017 at 12:57 am

            Bullying…. hahahah. ?. You don’t know the history around here do you… ?

            Cantona—-

      • Cantona

        November 25, 2017 at 1:01 am

        Captain fcuking obvious again

        Cantona—-

      • Jon

        November 25, 2017 at 4:31 am

        I’m looking forward to hearing Clattenburg. He seems like one of the more interesting characters in the game.

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