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EPL Commentators on NBC: Aug. 23, 2019

Mohamed Salah and Liverpool host Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsenal this Saturday, August 24 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo, highlighting NBC Sports’ Premier League action this week.

Heading into the third week of the 2019-20 Premier League season, Liverpool and Arsenal are the only clubs who have won both of their first two matches. Salah and Aubameyang shared the 2018-19 Golden Boot Award (along with Sadio Mane), and each have already netted goals for their teams this season. Arlo White calls the match, joined by Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux.

Saturday’s Manchester City-Tottenham was the most-watched match of the weekend with 1.3 million viewers across NBC Sports,, the NBC Sports app, and Telemundo Deportes. Chelsea-Leicester City was the most watched match on Sunday, posting a TAD of 736,000 viewers, up 44% from NBCSN’s August -September 2018 average for the Sunday 11 a.m. ET Premier League window.

This weekend’s match coverage begins on Friday, August 23 at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by the first match of the weekend – Aston Villa v. Everton at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Everton look for their second win of the season, while Aston Villa hope to collect their first three points back in the Premier League.

Match coverage on Saturday begins at 7:30 a.m. ET as Christian Pulisic and Chelsea visit Norwich City on NBCSN, following Premier League Mornings at 7 a.m. ET. In his first start for Chelsea, Pulisic netted his first assist for the team last Wednesday against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup. Chelsea aim for their first win this season against newly promoted Norwich City, who collected their first victory last weekend over Newcastle.

At 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN and Universo present Manchester United v. Crystal Palace. Manchester United look to rebound after a 1-1 draw with Wolves, while Crystal Palace come off a narrow 1-0 loss to Sheffield United. Also at 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold offers exclusive coverage of three matches: Brighton & Hove Albion v. Southampton, Sheffield United v. Leicester City, and Watford v. West Ham.

Live coverage on Sunday, August 25 begins at 7 a.m. ET with NBCSN’s newly expanded two-hour Premier League Mornings, followed by a doubleheader on NBCSN: Bournemouth v. Manchester City at 9 a.m. ET and Tottenham v. Newcastle at 11:30 a.m. ET. Tottenham come off a 2-2 draw with Manchester City, while Newcastle look for their first win after two tough losses to open the season. White calls the match, joined by Dixon.

NBC Sports Gold wraps up this week’s Premier League coverage with Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Burnley at 11:30 a.m. ET. Burnley look to rebound after a narrow loss to Arsenal, while Wolves aim for their first victory of the season at home.

Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone, Premier League Mornings, and Premier League Live this weekend, joined by former USMNT player Kyle Martino and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.


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


Friday, August 23

Aston Villa vs. Everton, 3pm, NBCSN, fuboTV, Hulu Live, Sling Blue, AT&T TV Now and PlayStation Vue — Peter Drury and Kevin Kilbane


Saturday, August 24

Norwich vs. Chelsea, 7:30am, NBCSN, fuboTV, Hulu Live, Sling Blue, AT&T TV Now and PlayStation Vue — Peter Drury and Efan Ekoku

Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace, 10am, NBCSN, Universo, fuboTV, Hulu Live, Sling Blue, AT&T TV Now and PlayStation Vue — David Stowell and Andy Walker

Brighton vs Southampton, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — Gary Taphouse and Keith Andrews

Sheffield United vs. Leicester, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — Rob Palmer and Davie Provan

Watford vs. West Ham, 10am, NBC Sports Gold — Phil Blacker and Tony Gale

Liverpool vs. Arsenal, 12:30pm, NBC, Universo, fuboTV, Hulu Live, Sling Blue, AT&T TV Now and PlayStation Vue — Arlo White, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux


Sunday, August 25

Bournemouth vs. Manchester City, 9am, NBCSN, fuboTV, Hulu Live, Sling Blue, AT&T TV Now and PlayStation Vue — Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland

Spurs vs. Newcastle, 11:30am, NBCSN, Telemundo, fuboTV, Hulu Live, Sling Blue, AT&T TV Now and PlayStation Vue — Arlo White and Lee Dixon

Wolves vs. Burnley, 11:30am, NBC Sports Gold — Ian Crocker and Iain Dowie


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  1. Azer

    August 23, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    After watching the Bundesliga on FS2 today, I switched to NBCSN to watch the rest of Aston Villa v. Everton. After the game NBCSN went to Sky Sports feed from Villa Park. Kelly Cates, Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville interviewed Aston Villa coach Dean Smith. After a minute or so, Rebecca Lowe cut to a commercial break. We never got to see the full interview. I thought NBC is doing business with Sky Sports. What kind of idiot is running the EPL on NBC. They’re beyond awful.

    • MAHLUF

      August 24, 2019 at 5:40 am

      You’re so whiny. It’s painful.

      • Edward

        August 24, 2019 at 9:57 am

        someone wants a straight simulcast

      • Azer

        August 24, 2019 at 10:43 am

        The truth is painful. Why don’t you answer the question. What was the point of showing the interview for a minute or so? Keep in mind, Goal Zone was an hour long yesterday. All the talk about doing business with Sky Sports. What has changed with NBC’s coverage this season? Nothing. I’m not fooled by them.

        • MAHLUF

          August 27, 2019 at 2:28 pm

          Again, another hugely whiny post.

          Congrats with your obsession over the way a television network does business.

          “You’re not fooled by them”….Hahahahaha. What does that even mean? Get a grip.

  2. FlatBackFour

    August 23, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    I’m glad to see Efan Ekoku featuring regularly this season, I hope it continues. No, he’s not excitable but he offers good insight.

    • SaintsFan

      August 23, 2019 at 1:19 pm

      Sadly Ekoku won’t get much chance in the Norwich game. Drury will be too busy yakking non stop about Chelsea and screaming any of their players name if they look like having a shot, taking a good throw-in or lacing their boots in an amazing way that only a Chelsea player could think of.
      Please NBC – broadcast the game with good surround sound so that the commentary can be turned down without losing the sound of the crowd.
      Brighton 1 Saints 2. Enjoy the weekend everyone.

      • Jon

        August 23, 2019 at 5:46 pm

        I haven’t tried the surround sound idea. My friend and I just turned the sound down low on the Villa game, which unfortunately also mutes the crowd excitement. In Canada we’ll have had Drury 10 times in 2 1/2 weeks by the end of the weekend (9 EPL, 1 Carabao Cup). For me that is the worst side-effect of losing Jon Champion.

    • Jon

      August 23, 2019 at 5:49 pm

      I enjoy Efan Ekoku too, though not as much as I enjoyed watching him play for Norwich City!

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