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Monday, February 1st, 2016
FIRST-PLACE LEICESTER CITY HOST LIVERPOOL TOMORROW AT 2:45 P.M. ET ON NBCSN & NBC UNIVERSO KICKING OFF A MID-WEEK SLATE OF PREMIER LEAGUE ACTION
NBCSN Presents Transfer Deadline Day Special Tonight at 5 p.m. ET Followed by Episode Three of Premier League Behind the Badge: Crystal Palace FC
Chelsea v. Manchester United This Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN & TELEMUNDO
Second-Place Manchester City v. First-Place Leicester City This Saturday at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Returns Monday, Feb. 8, at 10 p.m. ET with Special Guest Mario Batali
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 1, 2016 – First-place Leicester City host Liverpool tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 2:45 p.m. ET, kicking off NBC Sports Group’s mid-week Premier League action and 20 matches in six days. Leicester City come off a 3-0 win over Stoke City which sent the Foxes top of the league. The match featured a goal from Premier League leading scorer Jamie Vardy (16 goals). Liverpool come off a thrilling 5-4 win over Norwich City, with Adam Lallana scoring the winning goal in the final moments of the match. Liverpool are the first opponent in a string of difficult matches for Leicester, who face second-place Manchester City this Saturday (7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN), and third-place Arsenal on Sunday, February 14.
Premier League coverage begins this evening with a special, three-hour Premier League Live: Transfer Deadline Day at 5 p.m. ET. The program will cover breaking news and include insights and analysis on transfers. Rebecca Lowe hosts the program joined by former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Jamaican National Team Player Robbie Earle.
Immediately following Transfer Deadline Day, NBCSN presents a new episode of Premier League Behind the Badge: Crystal Palace FC. The four-part series 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 previous episodes.
On Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. ET NBCSN presents Premier League Live followed by Watford v. Chelsea at 2:45 p.m. ET. Chelsea remain unbeaten (two wins and four draws) under manager Guus Hiddink, most recently defeating Arsenal 1-0. Lowe hosts Premier League Live alongside a combination of Earle, Martino, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
Weekend coverage begins this Saturday, Feb. 6, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by second-place Manchester City v. first-place Leicester City on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO.
Coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday with Tottenham v. Watford on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, and Liverpool v. Sunderland on USA Network.
Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC presents Southampton v. West Ham, followed by the debut of the final episode of Premier League Behind the Badge: Crystal Palace FC at 2:30 p.m. ET. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls Southampton-West Ham joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux.
Matches not featured on NBCSN or USA Network in multiple television windows next week will be available in their entirety via live stream on NBC Sports Live Extra and on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.
Coverage on Sunday, Feb. 7, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Bournemouth v. Arsenal on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO.
Chelsea host fifth-place Manchester United Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO. The Red Devils look to rebound following a 1-0 loss to Southampton. White calls the match joined by analysts Le Saux and Lee Dixon at Stamford Bridge.
Saturdays throughout the Premier League season, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, hosted by 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.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett will return on Monday, Feb. 8, at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN with special guest Mario Batali.
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 week (all times ET):
|Mon., Feb. 1||5 p.m.||Transfer Deadline Day||NBCSN|
|Mon., Feb. 1||8 p.m.||Premier League Behind the Badge: Crystal Palace FC (Episode 3 Debut)||NBCSN|
|Tues., Feb. 2||1:30 p.m.||Barclays Premier League News||NBCSN|
|Tues., Feb. 2||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., Feb. 2||2:45 p.m.||Leicester City v. Liverpool||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Tues., Feb. 2||3 p.m.||Manchester United v. Stoke City||Extra Time|
|Tues., Feb. 2||2:45 p.m.||Arsenal v. Southampton||Extra Time|
|Tues., Feb. 2||2:45 p.m.||Norwich City v. Tottenham||Extra Time|
|Tues., Feb. 2||2:45 p.m.||Sunderland v. Manchester City||Extra Time|
|Tues., Feb. 2||2:45 p.m.||West Ham v. Aston Villa||Extra Time|
|Tues., Feb. 2||3 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. Bournemouth||Extra Time|
|Tues., Feb. 2||3 p.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Swansea City||Extra Time|
|Tues., Feb. 2||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., Feb. 3||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., Feb. 3||2:45 p.m.||Watford v. Chelsea||NBCSN|
|Wed., Feb. 3||2:45 p.m.||Everton v. Newcastle||Extra Time|
|Wed., Feb. 3||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 6||6 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 6||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 6||7:45 a.m.||Manchester City v. Leicester City||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Feb. 6||10 a.m.||Tottenham v. Watford||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Feb. 6||10 a.m.||Liverpool v. Sunderland||USA|
|Sat., Feb. 6||10 a.m.||Stoke City v. Everton||Extra Time|
|Sat., Feb. 6||10 a.m.||Swansea City v. Crystal Palace||Extra Time|
|Sat., Feb. 6||10 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Norwich City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Feb. 6||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. West Bromwich Albion||Extra Time|
|Sat., Feb. 6||12:30 p.m.||Southampton v. West Ham||NBC|
|Sat., Feb. 6||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Behind the Badge: Crystal Palace FC (Episode 4 Debut)||NBC|
|Sat., Feb. 6||Midnight||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 7||6:30 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 7||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 7||8:30 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Arsenal||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sun., Feb. 7||11 a.m.||Chelsea v. Manchester United||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., Feb. 7||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Feb. 8||2 a.m.||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., Feb. 8||10 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–