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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
CHELSEA CAN CLINCH PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE WITH A WIN AGAINST WEST BROMWICH ALBION THIS FRI., MAY 12, AT 3 PM ET ON NBCSN
Eight Match Days in a Nine-Day Span Begins Today – Southampton v. Arsenal today at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Champions League Positions on the Line Just 11 Days Until Championship Sunday
Second-Place Tottenham v. Manchester United This Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
New Premier League Download – The Noisy Neighbours – This Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
New Live Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW This Friday at 6 p.m. ET with Actor Hank Azaria as Guest
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 10, 2017 – With just 11 days remaining until Championship Sunday, league-leaders Chelsea can clinch the Premier League title with a win over West Bromwich Albion this Friday, May 12, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. If the Blues drop points on Friday, they are still guaranteed the title unless second-place Tottenham, facing Manchester United on Sunday, better their result. A win this season would mark Chelsea’s fifth Premier League title in history, all five won in the past 13 years.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analysts Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux at The Hawthorns. Coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by joined by a combination of former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
Coverage of eight match days in a nine-day span begins today, Wednesday, May 10, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Southampton v. Arsenal at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Sixth-place Arsenal look to keep their Champions League hopes alive amongst three fellow Premier League giants – third-place Liverpool, fourth-place Manchester City and fifth-place Manchester United. The Gunners have two games in hand on the Reds after their 2-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday, and look to keep the race alive with a win this afternoon.
Friday following West Bromwich Albion v. Chelsea, NBCSN presents a new live episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies at 6 p.m. ET. Actor Hank Azaria will be the guest for this week’s episode.
Weekend Premier League coverage begins this Saturday, May 13, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Manchester City v. Leicester City on NBCSN and Universo. Fourth-Place Manchester City enter the match coming off a 5-0 win over Crystal Palace, which featured goals from five different players: David Silva, Vincent Kompany, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, and Nicolás Otamendi.
Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN presents coverage of Sunderland v. 17th-place Swansea City, followed by Stoke City v. Arsenal at 12:30 p.m. ET. The Swans look to avoid becoming the third team relegated this season, and further distance themselves from 18th-place Hull City.
Following Saturday’s match coverage, NBCSN presents a new Premier League Download at 3:30 p.m. ET – The Noisy Neighbours – focusing on the final day of the 2011-12 season, which saw Manchester City clinch the Premier League title in dramatic fashion.
Premier League Sunday coverage begins this Sunday, May 14, at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on CNBC, followed by Crystal Palace v. relegation-threatened Hull City at 7 a.m. ET, and West Ham v. Liverpool at 9:15 a.m. ET on CNBC.
Premier League Sunday coverage continues at 11 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by second-place Tottenham v. Manchester United in the final match at historic White Hart Lane at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. If Chelsea draw or lose against West Bromwich Albion, Spurs can keep their title hopes alive by bettering the result against the Red Devils.
Next week, NBCSN presents four matches prior to Championship Sunday: Chelsea v. Watford on Monday, May 15, at 3 p.m. ET; Manchester City v. West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, May 16, at 3 p.m. ET; Southampton v. Manchester United on Wednesday, May 17, at 2:45 p.m. ET; and Leicester City v. Tottenham on Thursday, May 18, at 2:45 p.m. ET. Coverage on all four match days begins at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN.
All matches not on NBCSN in multiple television windows will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.
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 through Thursday, May 18 (all times ET, matches subject to change):
|Wed. May 10||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., May 10||2:45 p.m.||Southampton v. Arsenal||NBCSN|
|Wed. May 10||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Fri., May 12||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Fri., May 12||3 p.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Chelsea||NBCSN, Universo|
|Fri., May 12||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Fri., May 12||2:45 p.m.||Everton v. Watford||Extra Time|
|Fri., May 12||6 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 13||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 13||7:30 a.m.||Manchester City v. Leicester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., May 13||10 a.m.||Sunderland v. Swansea City||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 13||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||Extra Time|
|Sat., May 13||10 a.m.||Middlesbrough v. Southampton||Extra Time|
|Sat., May 13||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Burnley||Extra Time|
|Sat., May 13||12:30 p.m.||Stoke City v. Arsenal||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 13||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 13||3:30 p.m.||Premier League Download: The Noisy Neighbours||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 14||12:30 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 14||6:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||CNBC|
|Sun., May 14||7 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Hull City||CNBC|
|Sun., May 14||9:15 a.m.||West Ham v. Liverpool||CNBC|
|Sun., May 14||11 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 14||11:30 a.m.||Tottenham v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., May 14||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 15||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 15||3 p.m.||Chelsea v. Watford||NBCSN, Universo|
|Mon., May 15||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Tues., May 16||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., May 16||3 p.m.||Manchester City v. West Bromwich Albion||NBCSN|
|Tues., May 16||2:45 p.m.||Arsenal v. Sunderland||Extra Time|
|Wed., May 17||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., May 17||2:45 p.m.||Southampton v. Manchester United||NBCSN|
|Thurs., May 18||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Thurs., May 18||2:45 p.m.||Leicester City v. Tottenham||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–