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Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
FIRST-PLACE ARSENAL V. CHELSEA IN MATCH BETWEEN LONDON GIANTS THIS SUN., JAN. 24, AT 11 A.M. ET ON NBCSN & TELEMUNDO
West Ham United v. Third-Place Manchester City Saturday, Jan. 23, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC & NBC UNIVERSO
Second Episode of Premier League Behind the Badge: Crystal Palace FC Airs Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Actor Dominic Monaghan Guests on THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Monday at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 20, 2016 – First-place Arsenal host last season’s champions Chelsea in a clash between two Premier League giants this Sunday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO, highlighting NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend. Arsenal are unbeaten in their past four Premier League matches, and are tied on points with Leicester City for the top spot, with only one point separating them from third-place Manchester City as the title race intensifies. Chelsea are unbeaten in their past six Premier League matches, most recently drawing 3-3 against Everton, thanks to a 98th-minute equalizer from Chelsea captain John Terry.
NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match joined by Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium.
NBC Sports Group’s weekend Premier League coverage begins this Saturday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Norwich City v. Liverpool at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN. At 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO present coverage of fifth-place Manchester United v. Southampton, and USA Network presents coverage of Crystal Palace v. fourth-place Tottenham.
Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney scored the only goal in their 1-0 win against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, bringing him within seven goals of Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time club record (249 goals). The win brought the Red Devils back up to fifth place, only two points behind Tottenham. Spurs come off a 4-1 win over Sunderland on Saturday, which featured a late goal from their leading scorer Harry Kane (12 goals).
Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and NBC UNIVERSO, third-place Manchester City visit West Ham. Man City’s leading scorer Sergio Aguero (10 goals) led the team to a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace last Saturday, scoring two goals. West Ham look to rebound on Saturday after their eight-match unbeaten streak was snapped in a 2-1 loss to Newcastle last weekend.
Immediately following West Ham v. Manchester City is a live Goal Zone on NBC at 2:30 p.m. ET. Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone and Premier League Live alongside former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
Live match coverage on Sunday, Jan. 23, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live followed by Everton and the league’s joint-leading scorer Romelu Lukaku (15 goals) hosting Swansea City on NBCSN.
Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN presents the second episode of Premier League Behind the Badge: Crystal Palace FC. The four-part series, which debuted last Sunday, presents viewers with a rare all-access look at the Eagles’ work on and off the pitch midway through the Premier League campaign. Voiced by BBC presenter and former English footballer Gary Lineker, the series follows an intriguing mix of ownership, players, coaches, and support staff, chronicling their daily lives and routines. Click here for information about the program, and click here to view clips from the first episode.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett airs Mondays at 11 p.m. ET throughout the Premier League season. The Lord of the Rings and Lost actor Dominic Monaghan will be this Monday’s guest.
Saturdays throughout the Premier League season, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, hosted by former Jamaican National Team Player Robbie Earle and Mustoe, airs at 5 p.m. ET on the terrestrial NBC Sports Radio Network as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com and the NBC Sports Radio mobile app. For more information, and to download the app, visit NBCSportsRadio.com.
All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage this weekend (all times ET):
|Sat., Jan. 23||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Jan. 23||7:45 a.m.||Norwich City v. Liverpool||NBCSN|
|Sat., Jan. 23||10 a.m.||Manchester United v. Southampton||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Jan. 23||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Tottenham||USA|
|Sat., Jan. 23||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Stoke City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Jan. 23||10 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Aston Villa||Extra Time|
|Sat., Jan. 23||10 a.m.||Watford v. Newcastle||Extra Time|
|Sat., Jan. 23||10 a.m.||Sunderland v. Bournemouth||Extra Time|
|Sat., Jan. 23||12:30 p.m.||West Ham United v. Manchester City||NBC, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Jan. 23||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Jan. 24||2 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 24||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 24||8:30 a.m.||Everton v. Swansea City||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 24||11 a.m.||Arsenal v. Chelsea||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., Jan. 24||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 24||1:30 p.m.||Premier League Behind the Badge: Crystal Palace FC||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 24||11 p.m.||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 24||Midnight||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 25||11 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
— NBC SPORTS GROUP —