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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
2014-15 PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CHELSEA FACE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE-CHASING LIVERPOOL SUN., MAY 10 AT 11 AM ET ON NBCSN
Arlo White Calls the Match, Joined by Analyst Graeme Le Saux at Stamford Bridge
Crystal Palace v. Fourth-Place Manchester United Saturday, May 9, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Premier League Download: Behind the Whistle Debuts Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Monday, May 11, on NBCSN Following NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 5, 2015 – In their first match since clinching the 2014-15 Premier League title, Chelsea host Champions League-chasing Liverpool this Sunday, May 10 at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo, highlighting NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend. With four points separating fifth-place Liverpool and fourth-place Manchester United, the Reds will look to earn crucial points in the Champions League race heading into the final three weeks of the season.
NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux at Stamford Bridge.
NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage kicks off at 7 a.m. ET this Saturday, May 9, with Premier League Live, followed by Everton v. Sunderland at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET with 15th-place Newcastle v. West Bromwich Albion at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN. With just two points separating five teams from 14th-18th in the table, Newcastle look for a win to move them further away from the relegation zone. Matches not featured on NBCSN 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.
Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, fourth-place Manchester United visit Crystal Palace on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. The Red Devils look to snap their 3-match losing streak to try and cement their place in the top four.
Coverage on Sunday begins at 8 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on CNBC, followed by Manchester City and Premier League-leading scorer Sergio Aguero (22 goals) v. Queens Park Rangers and their leading scorer Charlie Austin (17 goals, fourth-most in BPL) at 8:30 a.m. ET on CNBC and NBC UNIVERSO.
NBCSN presents Premier League Download: Behind the Whistle Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. In this new Download, Arlo Whiteand Graeme Le Saux were given unprecedented access to the world of Premier League referees in NBC’s effort to explore what it takes to be an elite referee. In addition to interviewing current and former Premier League referees to gain insights into their psychology, White and Le Saux were the first members of the media, both internationally and domestically, to be granted admission into the normally-restricted referees’ film room, where current Premier League referees’ match performances are graded and reviewed. Le Saux was also given the opportunity to measure his physical fitness against current referees and tested on his ability to correctly indicate offside in this exclusive look at an underappreciated, but vitally important, aspect of the game.
This week’s Premier League coverage wraps on Monday, May 11, with third-place Arsenal v. Swansea City at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Arsenal come off a 3-1 against Hull City on Monday, with leading-scorer Alexis Sanchez (16 goals) scoring twice for the Gunners. Arsenal are on a 10-match unbeaten run and haven’t lost at home in the league since November.
All matches will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Rebecca Lowe hosts 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.
Saturdays throughout the Premier League season, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, hosted by former Jamaica 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.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett will air this Monday, May 11 on NBCSN following coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage this week (all times ET):
|Sat., May 9||6 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 9||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 9||7:45 a.m.||Everton v. Sunderland||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 9||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. West Brom||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 9||10 a.m.||Hull City v. Burnley||Extra Time|
|Sat., May 9||10 a.m.||Aston Villa v. West Ham||Extra Time|
|Sat., May 9||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Southampton||Extra Time|
|Sat., May 9||10 a.m.||Stoke City v. Tottenham||Extra Time|
|Sat., May 9||12:30 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. Manchester United||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., May 9||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 10||1 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 10||8 a.m.||Premier League Live||CNBC|
|Sun., May 10||8:30 a.m.||Manchester City v. Queens Park Rangers||CNBC, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sun., May 10||10:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 10||11 a.m.||Chelsea v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., May 10||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 10||2 p.m.||Premier League Download: Behind the Whistle||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 11||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 11||3 p.m.||Arsenal v. Swansea City||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 11||TBD (p.m.)||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
NBC Sports Group is once again making all 380 games from the Premier League available in the United States on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to 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 Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store. NBC UNIVERSO is airing 100 Premiere League matches in Spanish on its network, with matches also streamed live on its NBC UNIVERSO NOW app. Every MVPD has the option to carry every Premier League match on live television and via live streaming at no additional cost to consumers.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–