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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
PREMIER LEAGUE LEADERS CHELSEA HOST SWANSEA CITY THIS SAT. AT 10 AM ET ON NBCSN & NBC UNIVERSO
Watford v. West Ham United Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC; Followed by a Live Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC
Liverpool Visit Leicester City Monday, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN
New Premier League Download – Tottenham Hotspur: To Dare is to Do This Sunday at 11 a.m. ET & New Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 22, 2017 – Following the FA Cup break, NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage returns, kicking off this Saturday, Feb. 25, at 9 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by league-leaders Chelsea and their leading scorer Diego Costa (15 PL goals) v. Swansea City at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. The Blues are eight points clear at the top of the table, with 13 league matches remaining in the season. The Swans enter the match coming off a 2-0 win over last season’s champions Leicester City, while Chelsea drew 1-1 at Burnley in their last Premier League match.
Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, CNBC presents coverage of Crystal Palace v. Middlesbrough in a key match between clubs aiming to avoid relegation. All matches not on NBCSN or CNBC in the Saturday 10 a.m. ET television window will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN. In addition, on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET, the Premier League’s Goal Rush product will be featured on Premier League Extra Time as well as via the NBC Sports app and on NBCSports.com.
Live match coverage continues Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC with Watford v. West Ham United, followed by a live Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET. The Hammers enter the weekend in 10th place, and are coming off a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion. Meanwhile, Watford are looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Manchester United. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Lee Dixon.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone and Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino.
Premier League Sunday this Sunday, Feb. 26, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by third-place Tottenham v. Stoke City at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO. Tied on points with fourth-place Arsenal, Spurs are looking to rebound following a 2-0 loss to Liverpool.
Following the match, NBCSN presents a new Premier League Download at 11 a.m. ET. Tottenham Hotspur: To Dare is to Do takes a look at the history of Spurs, and analyzes the impact of their new stadium, which is due to open in 2018. Hosted by Roger Bennett, the episode features interviews with star striker Harry Kane, manager Mauricio Pochettino, and the NFL’s Executive Vice President of International Mark Waller. In 2015, the NFL and Tottenham reached agreement for a minimum of two NFL games per year to be played during a 10-year partnership at the team’s new stadium in London.
This week’s live Premier League match coverage wraps up Monday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Leicester City v. fifth-place Liverpool at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Two goals from Sadio Mane, scored just over two minutes apart, led the Reds to a 2-0 win against Tottenham on Feb. 11. White calls the match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux at King Power Stadium.
Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN presents a new live episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies. Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson will guest on this week’s episode.
All Premier League games will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. The NBC Sports app will stream all matches via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku.
NBC Sports Digital presents four Premier League Productions programs each week throughout the season, available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, as well as Premier League Shorts, a short-form, digital-exclusive video series. Click here for more information.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage this week (all times ET):
|Sat., Feb. 25||9 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 25||10 a.m.||Chelsea v. Swansea City||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Feb. 25||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Middlesbrough||CNBC|
|Sat., Feb. 25||10 a.m.||Everton v. Sunderland||Extra Time|
|Sat., Feb. 25||9:30 a.m.||Goal Rush||Extra Time|
|Sat., Feb. 25||10 a.m.||Hull City v. Burnley||Extra Time|
|Sat., Feb. 25||10 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Bournemouth||Extra Time|
|Sat., Feb. 25||12:30 p.m.||Watford v. West Ham United||NBC|
|Sat., Feb. 25||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Feb. 26||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Sunday||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 26||8:30 a.m.||Tottenham v. Stoke City||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., Feb. 26||10:30 a.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 26||11 a.m.||Premier League Download – Tottenham Hotspur: To Dare is to Do||NBCSN|
|Mon., Feb. 27||1 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Feb. 27||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Feb. 27||3 p.m.||Leicester City v. Liverpool||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Mon., Feb. 27||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Feb. 27||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–