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EPL Commentators on NBC: Aug. 17, 2018

London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal face off at Stamford Bridge this Saturday, August 18, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo, highlighting NBC Sports’ live Premier League coverage this week.

After finishing outside of Champions League qualifying positions last season, both Chelsea and Arsenal aim to finish in the top-four once again. After winning the Premier League title in 2016-17, Chelsea finished in fifth place last season. The Blues are coming off a 3-0 win at Huddersfield last Saturday, while Arsenal are looking for their first victory of the season after falling 2-0 to defending champions Manchester City on Sunday.

NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by former Arsenal right-back Lee Dixon and former Chelsea left-back Graeme Le Saux.

Arsenal’s opening match against Manchester City averaged 723,000 viewers Sunday on NBCSN to rank as the most-watched opening weekend cable Premier League match on record, excluding 2016 during the Rio Olympics, which featured lead-in programming and additional promotion.

Saturday’s live match action begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN followed by Cardiff City v. Newcastle at 7:30 a.m. ET.

Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN and Universo present Tottenham v. Fulham, while NBC Sports Gold hosts coverage of three live matches: Everton v. Southampton; Leicester City v. Wolverhampton Wanderers; and West Ham v. Bournemouth.

Following coverage of Chelsea v. Arsenal, NBC presents a live Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Live Premier League coverage on Sunday, August 19, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings, followed by Manchester City v. Huddersfield at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo.

Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold hosts coverage of Burnley v. Watford.

Sunday at 11 a.m. ET, NBCSN and Telemundo present coverage of Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester United, which will be called by White and Le Saux.

Live match coverage wraps up on Monday, August 20, with Premier League Live at 2 p.m. ET, followed by Crystal Palace v. Liverpool at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.


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


Saturday, August 18

Cardiff vs. Newcastle, 7:30am, NBCSN, fuboTV, Sling Blue and PlayStation Vue — Peter Drury and Kevin Kilbane

Spurs vs. Fulham, 10am, NBCSN, Universo, fuboTV, Sling Blue and PlayStation Vue — Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland

Everton vs. Southampton, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — Rob Palmer and Keith Andrews

Leicester vs. Wolves, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — Tony Jones and Don Goodman

West Ham vs. Bournemouth, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — Gary Taphouse and Tony Gale

Chelsea vs. Arsenal, 12:30pm, NBC, Universo, fuboTV, Sling Blue and PlayStation Vue — Arlo White, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux


Sunday, August 19

Manchester City vs. Huddersfield, 8:30am, NBCSN, Telemundo, fuboTV, Sling Blue and PlayStation Vue — Jon Champion and Jim Beglin

Burnley vs. Watford, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — David Stowell and Andy Walker

Brighton vs. Manchester United, 11am, NBCSN, Telemundo, fuboTV, Sling Blue and PlayStation Vue — Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux


Monday, August 20

Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool, 3pm, NBCSN, fuboTV, Sling Blue and PlayStation Vue — Martin Tyler and Danny Higginbotham


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  1. Is Rebecca Lowe a selfish diva?

    August 19, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    *** censored URL ***

    • MentiroTSE

      August 19, 2018 at 5:07 pm


      You are a creep and this posts proves that if anyone had any doubt, nothing else needs to be said really, you should seek help.


      Did you read this, will you finally ban this weirdo from your site?

      • F Pugh

        August 19, 2018 at 5:40 pm

        So you wrote this big long blog post because you’re mad security was called on you and they contacted you? And you are pretty much bragging that you won’t stop unless it’s legally served to you? Yeah I agree with the previous guy, seek help this is not normal and kind of scary.

      • Christopher Harris

        August 19, 2018 at 6:24 pm

        MentiroTSE, I already told Oliver a few months ago that he’s no longer welcome on our website. I’ve also tried to block him from posting comments but he continues to go to a lot of trouble to find workarounds to post. His content is not welcome at the site, and I agree that his fascination with female talent is exceedingly creepy. We have nothing to do with him anymore.

        • Cantona

          August 20, 2018 at 7:32 am

          Best news ever… unfortunately he has a problem that he continues.


  2. Azer

    August 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    In case anyone is wondering, Derek Rae who sometimes commentates EPL games for NBC Sports is this weekend in Germany. He’ll be on the air tomorrow for the German DFB Cup –
    Viktoria Koln vs RB Leipzig at 9:30AM ET on ESPN3

  3. David

    August 18, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    In future, world feed rather than Arlo, PLEASE. Won’t happen, I know!

    • Jim

      August 18, 2018 at 4:54 pm

      Refreshing to see some posts about Joe Speight and Steve Banyard instead of just the same boring Arlo posts every week.

  4. phako wilson

    August 18, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Joe Speigh is still around was on Tottenham v Fulham today on goal rush we hear him every Saturday in South Africa.

  5. Emmett

    August 18, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    What happened to Joe Speight and Steve Banyard? Thought they were the best of the bunch.

    Does NBC using Arlo every week rather than the world feed kick them out?

    • Christopher Harris

      August 18, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      Steve Banyard is calling the Verona-Juventus game right now. It’s been ages since Banyard has done a Premier League game. He used to do the 5:30pm UK game every Saturday years ago.

      When Arlo calls a game, we don’t get the world feed.

      Hopefully Joe Speight will be back soon.

      • Emmett

        August 18, 2018 at 12:42 pm

        Haha good timing on the question! Great to hear him. Thanks.

  6. Cantona

    August 17, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Appreciate the “Avoid Arlo” update…

    Stream it is


    • KickedUrNutz

      August 17, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      US TV ratings for UEFA Super Cup on 15 Aug 2018:

      Univision + UVN: 698,000 viewers ages 2 and over, 347,000 viewers ages 18-49

      TNT: 173,000 viewers ages 2 and over, 77,000 viewers ages 18-49

      TNT pre-game show: 128,000 viewers ages 2 and over, 52,000 viewers ages 18-49

      Look for Turner Sports to issue a press release on Monday claiming that it streamed x million “seconds” of video on B/R Football dot com & B/R Football & B/R Live apps. In other words, expect Turner to claim that 80% of its viewers were streaming instead of watching TNT so its TV rating doesn’t matter.

      • MentiroTSE

        August 18, 2018 at 4:44 pm

        Hi Oliver,

        What does this have to do with this article? Are you okay?

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