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EPL Commentators on NBC: Sept. 11, 2020

NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2020-21 Premier League season kicks off in four days, this Saturday, September 12, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo, as newly promoted Fulham host Arsenal, who won their record-extending 14th FA Cup last month. Highlighting the season’s first day, Premier League champions Liverpool host Leeds United – back in the Premier League for the first time in 16 years – at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Telemundo.

Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone, Premier League Mornings, and Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe. Lowe hosts next Monday’s studio coverage, alongside Earle and former Premier League and U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard, who joins the NBC Sports team after serving as a match commentator during the 2013-15 seasons while playing for Everton. For more information on Howard joining NBC Sports, click here.

Saturday’s coverage kicks off at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Mornings, followed by matches on NBCSN and Universo – newly promoted Fulham v. reigning FA Cup winners – and London rivals – Arsenal at 7:30 a.m. ET and Crystal Palace v. Southampton at 10 a.m. ET. Peacock – NBCUniversal’s new streaming service – will stream the first of its 175 exclusive Premier League matches this season at 3 p.m. ET with West Ham v. Newcastle on Peacock Premium.

At 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Telemundo, Saturday’s match coverage concludes as Liverpool and 2019-20 Premier League Manager of the Season Jurgen Klopp return to the pitch this season after they won their first-ever Premier League title and first top-flight title in 30 years. In the season opener, Mohamed Salah and 2019-20 Young Player of the Season Trent Alexander-Arnold will look to lead Liverpool over Championship title winners Leeds United, who will play in the Premier League for the first time since the 2003-04 season. White will call the match, joined by former Premier League footballers Graeme Le Saux and Lee Dixon, live from Anfield.

Premier League Mornings begins this Sunday, September 13 at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by West Bromwich Albion v. Leicester City at 9 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Newly promoted West Bromwich Albion will look to challenge 2019-20 Golden Boot winner Jamie Vardy and Leicester City, who narrowly missed out on a top-four spot last season, finishing in fifth place.

Coverage continues on Peacock Premium at 11:30 a.m. ET, as Harry Kane and Tottenham host Everton, followed by Goal Zone at 1:30 p.m. ET. White and Le Saux will call the match from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Opening weekend concludes next Monday, September 14, starting with Premier League Live at Noon ET on NBCSN. At 1 p.m. ET, NBCSN and Universo presents Sheffield United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers, while coverage switches to Peacock Premium at 3 p.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Brighton & Hove Albion hosting Chelsea at 3:15 pm. ET.

After their fourth-place Premier League finish and FA Cup Final appearance last season, the Blues enter the season led in part by U.S. Men’s National Team star and Hershey, Pennsylvania native Christian Pulisic, who starred during last season’s Project Restart with four goals, two assists and two penalties won in nine Premier League appearances. Pulisic, who’s currently recovering from a hamstring injury, will be joined in West London this season by several new signings, including Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.

Monday’s coverage continues with Goal Zone at 5:15 p.m. ET on Peacock Premium.

 

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

 

Saturday, September 12

2020/21 Premier League season begins

Fulham vs. Arsenal, 7:30am, NBCSN, Universo, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and Sling Blue — Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland

Crystal Palace vs. Southampton, 10am, NBCSN, Universo, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and Sling Blue — Gary Taphouse and Tony Gale

Liverpool vs. Leeds United, 12:30pm, NBC, Telemundo, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and Sling Blue — Arlo White, Graeme Le Saux and Lee Dixon

West Ham vs. Newcastle, 3pm, Peacock Premium — Joe Speight and Don Hutchinson

 

Sunday, September 13

West Brom vs. Leicester, 9am, NBCSN, Telemundo, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and Sling Blue — Jim Proudfoot and Leon Osman

Spurs vs. Everton, 11:30am, Peacock Premium — Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux

 

Monday, September 14

Sheffield United vs. Wolves, 1pm, NBCSN, Universo, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and Sling Blue — Joe Speight and Andy Townsend

Brighton vs. Chelsea, 3:15pm, Peacock Premium — Ian Darke and Matthew Upson

 

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16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. Edward

    September 14, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Their introduction of Tim Howard today made it seem like Ted Lasso was Kyle Martino’s replacement

  2. Swift

    September 13, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Did anyone else think that the commentary audio was a little ahead of the video in some of the games this weekend. Arlo seemed to call some events before they actually happened.

    • Nosferatu

      September 13, 2020 at 11:30 pm

      I was thinking of asking the same thing! Noticed it on the replays of both Peacock games this weekend. Just a second ahead, but it would sort of throw me for a loop when there were chances.

  3. Robert

    September 13, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    Would anyone know if NBC’s move to Peacock Premium coverage for their later games is just a more $ move or a temporary virus thing? I’d rather watch a live match Monday afternoon at 3pm EST than a Indy car replay.

    • Christopher Harris

      September 13, 2020 at 2:09 pm

      It’s not a temporary thing. More matches this season will be on Peacock Premium than in previous years on NBC Sports Gold. And more bigger matches will be exclusive to Peacock.

    • Red Robert

      September 13, 2020 at 7:09 pm

      Another Robert, So I’ll be red Robert.

  4. David

    September 12, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    For the Gaffer:
    It would be most helpful if you could also include the commentators for DirecTV’s 4K offerings, as well as list the matches in upcoming events. I know that DT are always extremely late in giving info in their Guide as to which matches will appear in 4K, but, since they tend to choose the most high profile games for 4K, and those are usually covered by the wretched Arlo, by watching the 4K feed it enables us to choose not only better picture quality, but also avoid having him talk incessantly, thereby ruining the viewing experience, e.g. today Drury and Beglin were superb on L’pool vs Leeds – NBC had White and his team.
    Next weekend they’ll probably put the L’pool/Chelsea game on 4K. It would be good to know the commentators in advance.
    It’s extremely difficult to know which games which be broadcast in 4K; any help on this weekly problem would be much appreciated. Thanks.

    • Christopher Harris

      September 12, 2020 at 8:59 pm

      Hi David, I’ll have to see if someone else can answer this question. DirecTV used to have a listing on their website of upcoming 4K games, but I can’t find it anymore.

  5. hmmm

    September 12, 2020 at 10:09 am

    On the world feed, it’s Peter Drury & Jim Beglin for Liverpool v Leeds, Peter Drury & Andy Townsend for Spurs v Everton and I have Monday nights’ Brighton v Chelsea as Ian Darke & Efan Ekoku, not Matthew Upson.

    • Christopher Harris

      September 12, 2020 at 10:19 am

      Matthew Upson was a late addition.

  6. Edward

    September 11, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    are these press releases with commentator pairings no longer posted on NBC Sports Sports Group’s PR site?

    • Christopher Harris

      September 11, 2020 at 3:02 pm

      They haven’t been for a very long time.

      • Edward

        September 12, 2020 at 9:06 am

        That’s too bad, but great for your site.
        Is NBC not offering natural sound feed this season?

        • Christopher Harris

          September 12, 2020 at 9:10 am

          They’re offering natural sounds for most of the games on the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com

          • Edward

            September 12, 2020 at 9:51 am

            Ok, I am not seeing that option offered on the NBC Sports app on my FireTV today.
            I switch over to Peacock and do not see the PL Productions/Sky whip around show (and the PL TV channel is not showing anything) – is that not on for Week 1?

  7. SaintsFan

    September 11, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks for this. It’s an absolutely perfect set of commentators to start to the season.
    Palace 0 Saints 2.

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