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EPL Commentators on NBC: April 30 to May 2

The season entering May signals the conclusion is near. The title, Champions League, Europa League and relegation are all still undecided with just five or so games remaining for most EPL sides.

This weekend, there are a number of massively important games in regards to each of those races.

Starting at the top, Liverpool and Manchester City are both on the road this weekend. The former plays Saturday morning against Newcastle, while City travels to Leeds. Winnable games for both sides, and neither can afford a slip-up at this point in the season.

On the topic of Leeds, the relegation battle could be reaching a head. Jesse Marsch’s side enters a brutal three-game stretch against City, then Arsenal, then Chelsea. Currently, Leeds is in 16th, four points ahead of Everton in 18th.

It is all hands on deck for Everton now. While the Toffees do have a game in hand over Leeds and Burnley, they evade results. On Sunday, Chelsea comes to town looking to secure that third spot in the Premier League. Everton managed a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in the reverse fixture, so perhaps Frank Lampard can figure out his former employers.

The Watford-Burnley game this weekend is also one to keep an eye on. While firing Sean Dyche drew some criticism, Burnley seems to be rolling under Mike Jackson. The club’s coming games are winnable, and could lead to safety.

Finally, the West Ham-Arsenal game is the marquee fixture in the EPL. While a win does not guarantee a Champions League spot for either side, there are consequences. A loss likely takes one of these sides out of the hunt for the Champions League. While that is not mathematically true, either side would require help in the remainder of the season.

EPL coverage on NBC

Behind the desk this weekend is the usual crew. Rebecca Lowe joins Robbie Earle and Tim Howard on Saturday and Sunday. Per usual, Premier League Morning precedes the early kickoffs. That program starts at 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Premier League Live comes between each game. Finally, Goal Zone wraps up each day’s games on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

On Monday, Cara Banks fills in for Rebecca Lowe alongside Earle and Howard.

Goal Rush is back this weekend on Saturday at 10 in the morning. The whip-around show focuses on one game, but includes all the major moments from the other grounds at that time. With four games in that 10 a.m. window on Saturday, there should be goals.

Finally, keep an eye out for the pair of games in 4K this weekend. On Saturday, the Leeds game against Manchester City at 12:30 p.m. is in 4K. Then, on Sunday, the Arsenal-West Ham game is also in higher resolution. Remember, not all devices and providers allow for 4K streaming or viewing.

EPL Commentators on NBC: April 30 to May 2

Saturday, April 30

7:30 a.m. — Newcastle vs. Liverpool. USA Network, Universo, fubo TVSling BlueHulu + Live TV. — Jim Proudfoot and Jim Beglin.

10 a.m. — Watford vs. Burnley. USA Network, fubo TVSling BlueHulu + Live TV. — Andy Bishop and Danny Gabbidon.

10 a.m. — Aston Villa vs. Norwich City. CNBC, Peacock Premium, Universo, fubo TVSling BlueHulu + Live TV. — Rob Palmer and Courtney Sweetman-Kirk.

10 a.m. — Southampton vs. Crystal Palace. Peacock Premium. — Gary Taphouse and Matt Upson.

10 a.m. — Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Brighton and Hove Albion. Peacock Premium. — Jacqui Oatley and Garry Birtles.

12:30 p.m. — Leeds vs. Manchester City. NBC, Peacock Premium, Universo, fubo TVSling BlueHulu + Live TV. — Arlo White and Lee Dixon.

Sunday, May 1

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

9 a.m. — Tottenham vs. Leicester City. Peacock Premium. — Tony Jones and Efan Ekoku.

11:30 a.m. — West Ham vs. Arsenal. USA Network, Telemundo, fubo TVSling BlueHulu + Live TV. — Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux.

Monday, May 2

3 p.m. — Manchester United vs. Brentford. USA Network, Universo, fubo TVSling BlueHulu + Live TV. — Martin Tyler and Leon Osman.

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15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. John

    May 1, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    Next Saturday Rebecca and the guys will be hosting from Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby day… it may be corny but I enjoy stuff like that.

    It has taken awhile for me to appreciate Tim Howard in his role as a pundit, but having a goalkeeper’s perspective works- and with what Pickford did for Everton today, very nice

  2. Dave C

    May 1, 2022 at 11:08 am

    Normally like Peter Drury. But today he was so biased toward Everton it was sickly.

  3. John

    May 1, 2022 at 9:39 am

    Watching Everton v Chelsea now—I really like this Drury & Beglin team. They had a live segment with Rebecca during the 8:00 hour, which is rare for commentary teams not exclusive to NBC. As for Pien, not one of my favorites either but certainly not as bad as some of the voices Fox has subjected us to in recent years. And I know Arlo is apparently polarizing, but I enjoy his work, especially during a slow or boring match. My father always said he hated Howard Cosell on ABC back when, but later said Monday Night Football was never as interesting after he retired

  4. cmasia

    April 30, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    Some people here think we criticize Pien because she’s a woman.
    Those people miss the fact we also criticize Gus Johnson and Taylor Twellman.
    Do we criticize them because they are…. Men?
    No!
    We criticize them because they either add no value, or worse, take value away from the presentation.
    Pien is a major distraction to any match she calls.

    That’s a long preamble to say this.

    I’ll watch – and listen – to any match Jacqui Oatley is assigned to.

    She – and Garry Birltes – were an enjoyable listen on the Wolves – Brighton match today.

    If Premier League Productions cannot see the black and white difference between Jacqui and Pien, then we will be stuck with less of the former and more of the latter.

    PS: Arlo White continues to be a human brain leak on one end, and verbal diarrhea on the other.

    • MarkB

      April 30, 2022 at 6:39 pm

      Cmasia, you hit the nail on the head regarding Pien, Gus and Twitman and Arlo. You just forgot the Arlogasm that occurs every time Ronaldo does a step over.

    • Tony

      April 30, 2022 at 9:23 pm

      I agree with you camsia ,
      The 7.30 am eastern game starts where I live at 1.30 am and the last thing I need is to listen to Pien.

      PS: Arlo does not bother me .

  5. Arlo Baser

    April 30, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    I swear Arlo White’s concept of foreplay consists of reciting six pages of googled statistics. Does he have any comprehension of innovative thought. NBC has much to answer for.

    • Michael F

      April 30, 2022 at 3:23 pm

      This is coming from another Arlo… so we should take this comment seriously. 🙂

  6. SteveK

    April 30, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    I forgot to add that my personal Meulensteen scale for play by play is Jacqui Oatley > Courtney Sweetman-Kirk > Karen Carney > Pien, with the added caveat that I like Karen Carney a lot more in a studio group discussion setting a lot more than on play by play.

  7. SteveK

    April 30, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    So on the sliding Meulensteen scale here at WST, where Pien deserves to be burned at the stake, where Karen Carney sits just above her but her mere presence automagically prompts the sound being turned off and where Jacqui Oatley is solidly straddles the pleasantly average middle, where does Courtney Sweetman-Kirk fall? Is she above or below Jacqui?

  8. John Culea

    April 30, 2022 at 10:49 am

    I kind of feel sorry for Pien . . . but then again, she should either find someone to help her improve or find another calling.

  9. Tony

    April 29, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    It is a great weekend to celebrate !!!! NO Pien this week……………..Thank the lord

  10. Greg

    April 29, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Thank heavens supporters have been spared listening to the horrible commentator Pien Meulensteen and can enjoy watching the matches. Now get rid of her permanently.

    • Jon

      April 30, 2022 at 5:33 am

      Wouldn’t it be nice to think that executives actually pay attention to supporters and people who voice their opinions on commentator sites! I’m skeptical though—I’ll bet we’ll see her name again next time.

  11. cmasia

    April 29, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    Jacqui Oatley sounds like Morgan Freeman compared “Pien the Shriek”!

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