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Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
CHELSEA HOST LIVERPOOL IN BATTLE OF UNBEATENS THIS SAT. ON NBCSN HIGHLIGHTING WEEKEND OF “PREMIER LEAGUE MORNINGS LIVE” FAN FEST IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
3rd-Place Chelsea (5 Wins, 1 Draw, 0 Losses) and 1st-Place Liverpool (6 Wins, 0 Losses) Face Off this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
All-Time Top Premier League Goal Scorer Alan Shearer & Chelsea FC Legend Paulo Ferreira Join Saturday’s Fan Fest
This Week Only: Free Preview of NBC Sports Gold “Premier League Pass” for First-Time Users, Today, Wed., Sept. 26 – Mon., Oct. 1
Promoted: Cardiff City Debuts this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
New Live Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Featuring U.S, Men’s National Team Members Tim Weah and Weston McKennie as Guests This Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 26, 2018 – NBC Sports, in partnership with the Premier League, will present live coverage from its “Premier League Mornings Live” fan fest this Saturday, September 29, in Washington D.C., highlighted by third-place Chelsea hosting first-place Liverpool in a battle of unbeatens at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Liverpool have won all six of their opening matches, and come off a 3-0 win over Southampton, highlighted by goals from last season’s top scorer, Mohamed Salah (32 goals last season). Chelsea won their opening five Premier League matches, and remain unbeaten after a 0-0 draw against West Ham United on Sunday. Chelsea are level on points with second-place Manchester City. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analysts Lee Dixon and former Chelsea player Graeme Le Saux.
Supporters will be out in full-force at the “Premier League Mornings Live” fan fest this Saturday in Washington, D.C. to cheer on their teams ahead of the day’s matches, kicking off with Premier League Mornings at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by West Ham v. Manchester United at 7:30 a.m. ET. The Red Devils come off a 1-1 draw against newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Live match coverage continues Saturday at 10 am. ET with Manchester City v. Brighton & Hove Abion on NBCSN, Huddersfield v. Tottenham on CNBC and Arsenal v. Watford, Wolves v. Southampton, Everton v. Fulham, Newcastle v. Leicester City on NBC Sports Gold (which will offer a free preview this weekend, additional details below).
NBC Sports’ Premier League Mornings studio team of host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino, and Robbie Mustoe will broadcast live from the fan fest, and will bring the day’s celebration to viewers all across the country. All-time top Premier League goal scorer Alan Shearer and Chelsea FC legend Paulo Ferreira will join the NBC Sports team in welcoming fans to the largest stateside Premier League event to date
“This week’s ‘Premier League Mornings Live’ event will give fans another way to share their passion together, and I am looking forward to meeting local supporters in Washington, D.C. and watching the day’s games together,” said Shearer.
The event, hosted by the Premier League and NBC Sports, is the first in a series of full-day Premier League fan engagements this season which will bring “Premier League Mornings” to life, creating an experience to share with some of the most dedicated and loyal supporters in the world (click here for more info).
Viewers across the country can share in the fun by checking in on social media using #MyPLMorning wherever they are watching. Select viewer photos will be featured on air that day.
In addition, to coincide with the event, NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – is offering a free nationwide preview of its “Premier League Pass” for new users this Wednesday, September 26 through Monday, October 1. This season’s pass guarantees 150 exclusive Premier League matches live and on-demand* with at least four matches per Premier League club. Fans can sign up for the first-ever free preview beginning today by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.
Live Premier League coverage on Sunday, September 30, begins at 10 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN followed by Cardiff City v. Burnley at 11 a.m. ET.
A special three-part series, Promoted, concludes this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET. Roger Bennett of The Men in Blazers, who hosts the series, traveled to the U.K. to visit with managers and players to tell the stories of the three promoted clubs for the 2018-19 Premier League season. This Sunday’s episode focuses on Cardiff City. The episode features interviews with manager Neil Warnock, captain Sean Morrison and goalkeeper Neil Etheridge.
This week’s live match coverage wraps up Monday, October 1, with Premier League Live at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Bournemouth v. Crystal Palace at 3 p.m. ET and Goal Zone at 5 p.m. ET. Derek Rae will host Premier League Live and Goal Zone on Monday, joined by Earle and Martino.
NBCSN presents a new live episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET, featuring U.S, Men’s National Team members Tim Weah and Weston McKennie as guest.
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 (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Sept. 29||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings from Fan Fest in Washington, D.C.||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 29||7:30 a.m.||West Ham v. Manchester United||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 29||10 a.m.||Manchester City v. Brighton & Hove Albion||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 29||10 a.m.||Huddersfield v. Tottenham||CNBC|
|Sat., Sept. 29||10 a.m.||Arsenal v. Watford||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Sept. 29||10 a.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Southampton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Sept. 29||10 a.m.||Everton v. Fulham||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Sept. 29||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. Leicester City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Sept. 29||12:30 p.m.||Chelsea v. Liverpool||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 29||Midnight||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 30||10 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 30||11 p.m.||Cardiff City v. Burnley||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 30||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 30||1:30 p.m.||Promoted: Cardiff City||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 1||12:30 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 1||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 1||3 p.m.||Bournemouth v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 1||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 1||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|