The Premier League returns Wednesday with the league resuming the 2019-20 season. NBC Sports’ coverage begins at Noon ET on NBCSN, with Premier League Live, followed at 1 p.m. ET by 19th-place Aston Villa, looking to avoid relegation, hosting seventh-place surprise package Sheffield United. Then at 3:15 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo, second-place Manchester City host ninth-place Arsenal. Arlo White and former Premier League footballer Graeme Le Saux will call the match from Etihad Stadium.
NBC Sports presents nearly 80 hours of live coverage from June 17 through July 2 – and 35 days of live games in a 40-day stretch to conclude the 2019-20 season.
On Friday, June 19, the first full weekend of coverage begins with Premier League Live at Noon ET on NBCSN, followed by Norwich City v. Southampton at 1 p.m. ET. Then at 3:15 p.m. ET, eighth-place Tottenham host fifth-place Manchester United, who trail fourth-place Chelsea by three points.
Saturday’s coverage begins with Premier League Mornings at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Watford v. third-place Leicester City at 7:30 a.m. ET, and Arsenal visiting Brighton at 10 a.m. ET (NBCSN, Universo). Coverage switches to NBC and Telemundo at 12:30 p.m. ET as sixth-place Wolverhampton Wanderers visit West Ham, who enter the restart above the relegation zone on goal difference. White calls the match, joined by Lee Dixon from London Stadium.
Peacock – NBCUniversal’s new streaming service – will also mark the debut of live sports on the platform with the Premier League’s return. Beginning this Saturday, June 20 at 2:45 p.m. ET with Crystal Palace, aiming to move into the top half of the table, visiting a Bournemouth side looking to avoid relegation, Peacock will stream all live matches currently available via NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass,” including seven games in the first three matchweeks. Premier League matches are included with Peacock Premium, which is currently available to Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex customers across the country. Peacock will launch nationally with free and premium tiers across mobile, web and connected TV devices on July 15.
A two-hour Premier League Mornings begins this Sunday at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Newcastle v. Sheffield United at 9 a.m. ET. U.S. Men’s National Team star Christian Pulisic could make his first appearance for Chelsea since New Year’s Day after recovering from injury, as the fourth-place Blues visit Aston Villa on Sunday, June 21 at 11:15 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Then at 2 p.m. ET on NBC and Telemundo, Liverpool continue their run to their first top-flight title in 30 years, as they face Everton in the Merseyside Derby. White and Le Saux will call the match from Goodison Park.
Coverage concludes next Monday, June 22 with Premier League Live at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by second-place Manchester City hosting Burnley at 3 p.m. ET (NBCSN, Universo). White and Dixon will call Monday’s match.
Here’s the schedule of soccer commentators for this week’s Premier League matches (all times Eastern):
Wednesday, June 17
Friday, June 19
Saturday, June 20
Bournemouth vs. Crystal Palace, 2:45pm, Peacock and NBC Sports Gold — Gary Taphouse and Danny Gabbidon
Sunday, June 21
Monday, June 22
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