Welcoming in 2023 means welcoming a number of key soccer games airing exclusively on Peacock in January.

Granted, the only soccer property Peacock has is the Premier League. However, that still means about four or five games every weekend exclusively on the service. Oftentimes, that includes some major games. Derbies, top-four battles and especially relegation scraps are commonplace on Peacock, and that is no different for the soccer games in January.

In the past, NBC saves its major games for USA Network or even NBC on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET. As you will see, that is not necessarily the case for January. Perhaps in an effort to drive subscribers to Peacock, NBC placed some of the biggest contests of the season on the service.

Soccer games on Peacock in January

Currently, Peacock remains $4.99 per month or an annual option at $49.99. It provides access to much of NBC’s content, including exclusive shows and movies, in addition to Premier League games.

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Thursday, Jan. 5 – Chelsea vs. Manchester City

Midweek games are perhaps more frequent to air on Peacock, just because of the other content on USA Network or NBC. However, this is still a massive fixture, regardless of Chelsea’s relative struggles. Pep Guardiola has had the number of Chelsea ever since losing to the Blues in the 2021 Champions League Final. However, Graham Potter must steer the ship in the right direction, with Chelsea looming into the bottom half of the table.

Thursday, Jan. 12 – Fulham vs. Chelsea

Chelsea’s struggles are not just against the other ‘big six’ clubs. The Blues have losses against Brighton, Leeds and Southampton in addition to draws at Nottingham Forest and Brentford. On the other side of this tie, Fulham’s success is not just against lowly opposition. Fulham defeated those same Brentford and Brighton sides, and deserved more against Liverpool and Manchester City in those games. This midweek London derby is a surprising case of significance given the two clubs’ placements in the table.

Saturday, Jan. 14 – Everton vs. Southampton

Yes, another one of the soccer games on January 14 is available only on Peacock. Yet, this is not a derby, nor is it a battle for teams competing for European spots or titles. Instead, this is more desperate. Everton and Southampton are locked in the relegation battle right now. These games against one another cannot be understated on importance. Dropping points is one thing, but it allows direct rivals to gain points and, as a result, get out of the scrap. Emotions run high as teams search for results.


The North London derby is always one of the highlights of any Premier League season. This season, perhaps even more than usual given table-topping Arsenal facing Tottenham. Can Antonio Conte’s team disrupt Mikel Arteta’s title aspirations?


Two teams who have higher aspirations but who have been crashing down to earth this season are Liverpool and Chelsea. Still, there’s still half a season to go, and both Liverpool and Chelsea have plenty of time to turn things around.

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