NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2019-20 Premier League season kicks off this Friday, August 9, when Liverpool host Norwich City at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Coverage continues throughout the weekend, highlighted by Manchester United v. Chelsea, featuring the expected debut of U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Christian Pulisic with Chelsea, this Sunday, August 11 at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo.
Continuing its annual tradition of launching the season in the U.K., NBC Sports’ U.S.-based Premier League team will open the season on the road, as the entire announce team is together on-location in the United Kingdom to kick off the 2019-20 Premier League season. NBC Sports’ opening weekend coverage will feature commentary and discussion from its full Premier League broadcast team on-site at Anfield, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Old Trafford.
For the kickoff of the 2019-20 Premier League season, Rebecca Lowe will return to her native U.K. to host the Premier League Live pre- and post-match show on-site throughout the weekend, joined by a revolving combination of analysts, including the U.S.-based team of Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe. Arlo White will call the matches, and host pre-match and post-match appearances from NBC Sports’ pitch-side locations. Earle, Martino and Mustoe will each call a match with White. They will join NBC’s U.K.-based team of Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux for live on-site Premier League coverage across the three days.
Live coverage from Anfield begins Friday at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Champions League winners Liverpool v. newly promoted Norwich City at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Lowe, Dixon, and Mustoe will host coverage in the studio, while Earle and Le Saux join live from the pitch alongside White, who will call the match with Martino.
Saturday’s coverage kicks off at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings, followed by West Ham v. Manchester City at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. West Ham will look to challenge Sergio Aguero and Premier League champions Manchester City, who hope to win the title for a third straight year.
At 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN presents Bournemouth v. Sheffield United, while NBC Sports Gold presents Burnley v. Southampton, Crystal Palace v. Everton, and Watford v. Brighton & Hove Albion. Saturday’s coverage concludes with live coverage from the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as Tottenham host Aston Villa at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo. White calls the match, joined by Mustoe in the booth. Lowe is joined by Earle and Le Saux in the on-site studio, while Dixon and Martino provide pitch-side perspective.
Beginning this Sunday and continuing throughout the season, NBCSN will expand its Sunday morning prematch show to two hours from 7 to 9 a.m. ET. Premier League Mornings will kick off this Sunday at 7 a.m. ET, followed by Newcastle v. Arsenal at 9 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Newcastle, led by Steve Bruce, will begin life after Rafa Benitez, who left the club in the summer. Meanwhile, Arsenal hope to reclaim a spot in the top-4 after finishing fifth last season. Also at 9 a.m. ET, Leicester City host Wolverhampton Wanderers on CNBC. Wolverhampton Wanderers look to build on their successful 2018-19 campaign, in which they finished as the best newly promoted side in the Premier League since 2000-01 (7th place).
Live coverage from the U.K. concludes on Sunday, August 11 from Old Trafford with Manchester United v. Chelsea at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Chelsea legend and all-time top scorer Frank Lampard will make his debut as head coach for his former team this weekend, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will also face his first season-opener as manager for Manchester United. White calls the match with Earle, while Lowe hosts studio coverage at Old Trafford with Dixon and Martino, and Mustoe and Le Saux join the show from the pitch.
Here’s the schedule of soccer commentators for the weekend Premier League matches (all times Eastern):
Friday, August 9
Saturday, August 10
Crystal Palace vs. Everton, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — David Stowell and Garry Birtles
Burnley vs. Southampton, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — Rob Palmer and Davie Provan
Watford vs. Brighton, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — Tony Jones and Tony Gale
Sunday, August 11