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Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
LONDON RIVALS CHELSEA & ARSENAL FACE OFF THIS SAT., AUG. 18, AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBC, HIGHLIGHTING NBC SPORTS’ LIVE PREMIER LEAGUE COVERAGE THIS WEEK
Live Match Coverage Begins Saturday at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings followed by Cardiff City v. Newcastle at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Manchester City v. Huddersfield This Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo Followed by Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester United at 11 a.m. ET
Liverpool Visit Crystal Palace Monday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Arsenal-Manchester City is Most-Watched Opening Weekend Cable Match on Record, Excluding 2016 Olympic Year
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 15, 2018 – London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal face off at Stamford Bridge this Saturday, August 18, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo, highlighting NBC Sports’ live Premier League coverage this week.
After finishing outside of Champions League qualifying positions last season, both Chelsea and Arsenal aim to finish in the top-four once again. After winning the Premier League title in 2016-17, Chelsea finished in fifth place last season. The Blues are coming off a 3-0 win at Huddersfield last Saturday, while Arsenal are looking for their first victory of the season after falling 2-0 to defending champions Manchester City on Sunday.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by former Arsenal right-back Lee Dixon and former Chelsea left-back Graeme Le Saux.
Arsenal’s opening match against Manchester City averaged 723,000 viewers Sunday on NBCSN to rank as the most-watched opening weekend cable Premier League match on record, excluding 2016 during the Rio Olympics, which featured lead-in programming and additional promotion.
Saturday’s live match action begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN followed by Cardiff City v. Newcastle at 7:30 a.m. ET.
Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN and Universo present Tottenham v. Fulham, while NBC Sports Gold hosts coverage of three live matches: Everton v. Southampton; Leicester City v. Wolverhampton Wanderers; and West Ham v. Bournemouth.
Following coverage of Chelsea v. Arsenal, NBC presents a live Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Live Premier League coverage on Sunday, August 19, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings, followed by Manchester City v. Huddersfield at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo.
Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold hosts coverage of Burnley v. Watford.
Sunday at 11 a.m. ET, NBCSN and Telemundo present coverage of Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester United, which will be called by White and Le Saux.
Live match coverage wraps up on Monday, August 20, with Premier League Live at 2 p.m. ET, followed by Crystal Palace v. Liverpool at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – “Premier League Pass” features 150 exclusive Premier League matches live and on-demand, an extensive suite of daily and weekly news shows, plus classic archive programming never available before in the U.S. “Premier League Pass” features more than 1,000 hours of additional non-match content throughout the season. Fans can purchase by visiting NBCSportsGold.com for the 2018-19 season of “Premier League Pass,” priced at $49.99. Click here for more information.
NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is powered by Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital’s technology service which provides end-to-end support for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions.
Premier League games on NBC and NBCSN 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. Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
Following is the match schedule for this week’s Premier League coverage:
|Sat., Aug. 18||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 18||7:30 a.m.||Cardiff City v. Newcastle||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 18||10 a.m.||Tottenham v. Fulham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 18||10 a.m.||Everton v. Southampton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 18||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 18||10 a.m.||West Ham v. Bournemouth||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 18||12:30 p.m.||Chelsea v. Arsenal||NBC, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 18||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun. Aug. 19||6 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 19||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 19||8:30 a.m.||Manchester City v. Huddersfield||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Aug. 19||8:30 a.m.||Burnley v. Watford||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Aug. 19||11 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Aug. 19||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 19||Midnight||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 19||1 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 20||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 20||3 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. Liverpool||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 20||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|