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EPL Commentator Schedule

EPL Commentators on NBC: Dec. 26 and Dec. 27

The annual Boxing Day schedule of fixtures is something all Premier League fans look forward to each season.

Despite recent concerns with COVID-19 and its ensuing effects on EPL contests, the schedule will roll along. Recently, the Premier League made it clear that fixtures will continue as scheduled where it is safe to happen. Essentially, that means if any more COVID-19 outbreaks happen, the involved clubs will reschedule.

So, where does that leave us for Boxing Day? Well, there are six games lined up for Boxing Day, with the gameweek 19 finale taking place on Monday, December 27.

On Sunday, the games start in the 10 a.m. window. Premier League Live follows both morning windows before Goal Zone concludes the day’s action.

That action features a number of interesting fixtures. Perhaps the most notable of those is a game between Manchester City and Leicester City. Pep Guardiola’s side continues to hum along with their league-leading 44 points through 18 games. City now has a three-point buffer on Liverpool and a six-point edge on third-place Chelsea. On the other hand, Leicester’s up and down form puts the Foxes at ninth in the table.

Other interesting games include Tottenham hosting Crystal Palace and the defending European Champions, Chelsea, traveling to Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa.

For the first time since 2009, Manchester United will not feature on the Boxing Day lineup. Instead, the Manchester United game at St. James’ Park against Newcastle is on Monday afternoon. Originally, it would have been the fourth time these two sides met on Boxing Day since 2012.

There is a quick turnaround into the next set of games, with fixtures scheduled for Tuesday through Wednesday following Boxing Day.

EPL Commentator Schedule: Gameweek 19

A number of clubs have different numbers of games played this season due to COVID-19 issues. The idea behind “gameweek 19” may seem slightly abstract with clubs like Manchester United, Brentford or Leicester only playing their 17th games of the season in the league. Moreover, Tottenham’s contest against Crystal Palace is Spurs’ 16th league game this season.

Make sure to stay up to date with World Soccer Talk to learn about any postponements that could occur in the event of a COVID-19 situation.

All of the following games are in eastern time.

Sunday, Dec. 26 (Boxing Day)

POSTPONED — Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Watford

POSTPONED — Liverpool vs. Leeds United

POSTPONED — Burnley vs. Everton

10 a.m. — Tottenham vs. Crystal Palace. USA Network, Telemundo, fubo TVSling BlueHulu + Live TV. — Gary Taphouse and Tony Gale

10 a.m. — Manchester City vs Leicester City. Peacock Premium. — David Stowell and Rob Green

10 a.m. — Norwich City vs. Arsenal. Peacock Premium. — Seb Hutchinson and Efan Ekoku

10 a.m. — West Ham vs. Southampton. NBCSN, fubo TVSling BlueHulu + Live TV. — Andy Bishop and Matt Upson

12:30 p.m. — Aston Villa vs. Chelsea. NBC, Peacock Premium, Telemundo, fubo TVSling BlueHulu + Live TV. — Arlo White and Lee Dixon

3 p.m. — Brighton and Hove Albion vs. Brentford. NBCSN, Universo, fubo TVSling BlueHulu + Live TV. — Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland

Monday, Dec. 27

3 p.m. — Newcastle vs. Manchester United. — USA Network, Universo, fubo TVSling BlueHulu + Live TV. — Jon Champion and Chris Waddle

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9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. MIB Fan

    December 28, 2021 at 8:58 am

    So none of you here on WST listen to Jon Champion and Taylor Twellman on MLS???

  2. Azer

    December 27, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    @ MIB Fan – Jon Champion is back where he belongs, in his homeland commentating on the Premier League. It was nice to hear his voice today. It’s been a long time.
    Who cares what ESPN thinks? I’m not an NBC fan for different reasons but I didn’t want the Premier League to go to a streaming service. ESPN’s plan was to hide the world’s greatest league behind a paywall. The Premier League told ESPN to go to hell and continued doing business with NBC.
    Mickey Mouse has been sobbing ever since.

  3. SC

    December 27, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    With Rebecca working so infrequently on Mondays, it would make a lot of sense for NBC to use Sky’s MNF broadcast. I would also like to see more Sky Sports News (with the NBCSN simulcast going away), Goals on Sunday, etc on Peacock.

  4. SteveK

    December 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Agreed, it’s been a joy to have Jon Champion back in the UK and on our screens today.

  5. Jon

    December 27, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Gary Taphouse and Tony Gale thoroughly enjoyable yesterday and Jon Champion on today. What a treat!

  6. MIB Fan

    December 27, 2021 at 9:26 am

    Must irritate ESPN that Jon Champion, whom they pay a lot, will be heard on USA

  7. SteveK

    December 26, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    Picture quality on the Apple TV today did seem especially good, did not check the fps though…

  8. Will

    December 26, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Wow am I seeing this right ?? Peacock finally giving the games on 60fps?? I have Apple TV btw

  9. Nosferatu

    December 25, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    A Jon Champion sighting! It’s a Christmas miracle!

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