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EPL Commentators on NBC: Feb. 19 and 20

Some clubs played in the Champions League this week, others featured in the Europa League. Those are both competitions that a number of England’s best want to get to next season.

The main way that will happen will be decided in the race for the top-five. There are, practically at least, five teams fighting for the fourth and fifth spots. This weekend, none of those five teams (Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham, Manchester United and Tottenham) go head to head. Still, every game matters in the hunt for European qualification.

As things stand, Manchester United holds that fourth spot following a midweek victory against Brighton, 2-0. United battles Leeds in the Roses Derby, with Leeds in the relegation battle.

Last weekend, Wolves made things much more competitive with a win at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Wolves looks for a fifth win in six Premier League games when they welcome Leicester City to Molineux. On the other hand, Tottenham may still have games in hand, but the honeymoon period with Antonio Conte seems to be fading.

The situation with Spurs looks bleak. A good result against Wolves was necessary considering who Tottenham plays this weekend. A trip to the Etihad to play a Manchester City machine unbeaten in its last 13 in all competitions. Interestingly, Tottenham defeated Manchester City in both clubs’ season opener.

Since then, Manchester City has 20 wins, three draws and a lone loss. The only club near the Citizens in the title hunt is Liverpool. Liverpool welcomes Norwich City to Anfield on Saturday.

Other notable games include a revamped Newcastle side against top-four challengers West Ham. Also, Arsenal seeks revenge for the season-opening defeat against Brentford on Saturday.

NBC Coverage

With Rebecca Lowe still on NBC’s Olympics coverage, fans of studio coverage will see something different this weekend. Arlo White, Graeme Le Saux and Lee Dixon are the studio crew, rather than a commentary crew. The trio is live from the Sky Sports Studio in the U.K. This marks the second-consecutive week with Arlo White behind the desk from a new location. Last week, NBC put its EPL coverage at SoFi Stadium ahead of the Super Bowl.

From Sky Sports Studio, NBC’s Premier League coverage remains relatively unchanged. Premier League Mornings, Premier League Live and Goal Zone serve as pre- and post-match coverage before and after each game.

Unfortunately, there is no Goal Rush this weekend, despite six games in the Saturday at 10 a.m. window.

Premier League Commentators on NBC

All of the following times are U.S. Eastern Time.

Saturday, Feb. 19

7:30 a.m. — West Ham United vs. Newcastle. Peacock Premium. — Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland.

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

10 a.m. — Aston Villa vs. Watford. Peacock Premium. — David Stowell and Rob Green.

10 a.m. — Brighton and Hove Albion vs. Burnley. Peacock Premium. — Andy Bishop and Matthew Upson.

10 a.m. — Southampton vs. Everton. Peacock Premium. — Tony Jones and Garry Birtles.

10 a.m. — Liverpool vs. Norwich City. Peacock Premium. — Ian Crocker and David Provan.

10 a.m. — Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea. USA Network, Universo, fubo TVSling BlueHulu + Live TV. — Gary Taphouse and Iain Dowie.

12:30 p.m. — Manchester City vs. Tottenham. NBC, Universo, Peacock Premiumfubo TVSling BlueHulu + Live TV. — Peter Drury and Jim Beglin.

Sunday, Feb. 20

9 a.m. — Leeds United vs. Manchester United. USA Network, Telemundo, fubo TVSling BlueHulu + Live TV. — Peter Drury and Jim Beglin.

11:30 a.m. — Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Leicester City. USA Network, Telemundo, fubo TVSling BlueHulu + Live TV. — Daniel Mann and Matt Holland.

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14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Michelangelo

    February 20, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Why is nobody talking about MARZO CON MARCO (March with Marco from IFTV). Paramount+ has announced that Marco from IFTV will be going to matches in Italy as a analist and he will also be Italy-North Macedonia match which means that Paramount+, CBS Sports Network, or CBS will have this match. Fantastic new by Paramount+ and their crew for delivering the best Serie A coverage that has ever been seen. Excellent and great job. FORZA ITALIA!!!! @Christopherharris

  2. Jon

    February 20, 2022 at 2:12 am

    @cmasia Tony Jones is one of my favourites too. What a distinctive voice.Gary Birtles can be pretty biting in his commentary but I met him once at a League One playoff game and he could not have been nicer.

  3. cmasia

    February 19, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Give me Tony Jones / Gary Birtles once a week and I don’t care what game it is. I’m in.

    Long stretches where no commentary is necessary, so silence prevailed. Were you watching, Arlo?

    Birtles making salient points when necessary, and as usual not afraid to point out errors in both play and formation.

    Since footy is a game with miles more failures and mistakes than brilliance, why are other afraid to point out those mistakes?

    Give me Jones / Birltes any day. and you can keep Arlo Motormouth White.

    • Burnsie

      February 20, 2022 at 12:36 pm

      Spot on CMASIA…..Stewart Robson is the same. He’s not afraid to be honest.

  4. SteveK

    February 19, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks a lot bro, I’ll take your very well-meaning advice from your basement to heart. Back in the real world, if Comcast knew it couldn’t afford to broadcast their normal half hour show before the 12:30 game the LEAST they could have done is remove the blackout from the PL Channel in the US. That would be something customer service oriented, it is being broadcast around the world anyway. Matchday Live from the UK would have been a nice substitute.

  5. Ra

    February 19, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    IMO, this was the best broadcasting of the EPL I’ve seen so far. I am really enjoying. And what a goal from Salah. I realize now that my issue with the league is that I do not appreciate NBC’s take on the tournament in general. Give me all world feed live, and I will be more than happy to pay for Peacock. I don’t care for Pre/post match shows, but I enjoy seeing the stadium atmosphere for 10-15 min before and after the final whistle. I enjoy the stadium vibe more than some BS analysis. The 90 min during the match is more than enough to catch up on the latest news of the league.

  6. SteveK

    February 19, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    No goal rush is bad enough, but now there’s no post game or pre-game in this 12 to 12:30 slot, not on NBC, USA or Peacock? What good is touting Arlo and Graeme Le Saux and Lee Dixon in the SkySPorts studio if there is no wrap-up or highlights after the 6 games at 10am concluded?

    Amateur hour. And someone better not parrot the press release from now on “NBC’s Premier League coverage remains relatively unchanged. Premier League Mornings, Premier League Live and Goal Zone serve as pre- and post-match coverage before and after each game.”

    • Relax

      February 19, 2022 at 12:09 pm

      It’s the Olympics bro, the PL coverage is always like this during the Olympics. Take a chill pill.

      • Azer

        February 19, 2022 at 8:07 pm

        You are wrong. They could have had the pre-game and post-game show on Peacock or on the local NBC where they had a show about rescuing pets.
        The Olympics were on tape delay, not live.

        • MIB Fan

          February 20, 2022 at 2:01 pm

          On Saturday PLTV blackout ended once NBC Sports coverage finished on TV, so post-match coverage was available through Matchday Live and Live Extra.

  7. fishlipsmcgee

    February 19, 2022 at 9:58 am

    No goal rush, no problem.

    I am using 2 extra computers and a DIRECTV satellite TV receiver in order to watch Crystal Palace vs Chelsea (on USA Network), Liverpool vs Norwich (streaming) and Arsenal vs Brentford (streaming).

  8. fishlipsmcgee

    February 19, 2022 at 8:47 am

    PLTV is producing Goal Rush, but Peacock TV (US) is NOT offering it to US subscriber due to capacity issues i.e. Olympics

    Goal Rush will be available to viewers around the world except the US, as usual.

  9. MIB Fan

    February 19, 2022 at 7:50 am

    According to Peacock’s Twitter, PLTV is not producing Goal Rush today. Can anyone confirm?

  10. John Culea

    February 18, 2022 at 3:03 pm

    Please put Lee Dixon at the games and not in the studio. A waste.

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