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Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
3RD-PLACE LIVERPOOL V. RELEGATION-THREATENED STOKE CITY THIS SAT. AT 7:30 AM ET ON NBCSN & UNIVERSO KICKS OFF THIS WEEK’S PREMIER LEAGUE COVERAGE
Champions League Positions & Premier League Safety at Stake in Final Three Weeks of 2017-18 Season
Swansea City v. Fifth-Place Chelsea This Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC & Universo
Arsene Wenger Leads Arsenal v. Manchester United for Final Time Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN & Telemundo
New Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW featuring Iceland head coach Heimir Hallgrímsson as Guest Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 24, 2018 – Premier League-leading scorer Mohamed Salah (31 goals) and third-place Liverpool host 19th-place Stoke City this Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo, kicking off NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend. Salah, who was named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year this week, is looking to break the record for most Premier League goals in a 38-match season. Meanwhile, Stoke are coming off a 1-1 draw v. Burnley, and are looking to gain crucial points in the fight to avoid relegation. Coverage begins Saturday at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN.
Coverage Saturday at 10 a.m. ET features a pair of matches with big relegation implications, as NBCSN presents Southampton v. Bournemouth, and CNBC airs Newcastle v. West Bromwich Albion. Southampton, currently in 18th place, look to avoid relegation along with last-place West Brom, who must beat Newcastle in order to keep their hopes of playing in the Premier League next season alive.
Also Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold presents three exclusive matches: Crystal Palace v. Leicester City, Burnley v. Brighton & Hove Albion, and Huddersfield Town v. Everton.
Fifth-place Chelsea look to gain ground in the race for Champions League qualification when they visit 17th-place Swansea City Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo. The Blues advanced to the FA Cup Final by beating Southampton on Sunday, and trail Tottenham by five points in the race for a top-four finish. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by Graeme Le Saux.
Live match coverage on Sunday, April 29, begins at 8 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by West Ham United v. Premier League champions Manchester City at 9:15 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. City are coming off a dominant 5-0 win over Swansea City, and will raise the Premier League trophy following their home game next week against Huddersfield Town (Sunday, May 6, 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN). Derek Rae calls West Ham United v. Manchester City joined by analyst Danny Higginbotham.
Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo, manager Arsene Wenger leads Arsenal against Manchester United for the final time in his career, after he announced last week that he would be stepping down at the end of the season. White calls the match, joined by Le Saux and Lee Dixon.
This week’s live Premier League coverage wraps up on Monday, April 30, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Tottenham v. Watford at 3 p.m. ET.
Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN presents a new episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett. Iceland head coach Heimir Hallgrímsson will guest on this week’s episode.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
This season, NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – introduced “Premier League Pass,” which features 130 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.
Fans can purchase the remainder of the 2017-18 season of “Premier League Pass” at a reduced price of $19.99 on NBCSportsGold.com. “Premier League Pass” will feature more than 1,000 hours of additional Premier League programs and news shows throughout the season.
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 matches 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, schedule subject to change):
|Sat., April 28||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 28||7:30 a.m.||Liverpool v. Stoke City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., April 28||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Bournemouth||NBCSN|
|Sat., April 28||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. West Bromwich Albion||CNBC, Universo|
|Sat., April 28||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Leicester City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., April 28||10 a.m.||Burnley v. Brighton & Hove Albion||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., April 28||10 a.m.||Huddersfield Town v. Everton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., April 28||12:30 p.m.||Swansea City v. Chelsea||NBC, Universo|
|Sat., April 28||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., April 29||6 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 29||8 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 29||9:15 a.m.||West Ham United v. Manchester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sun., April 29||11:30 a.m.||Manchester United v. Arsenal||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., April 29||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 30||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 30||3 p.m.||Tottenham v. Watford||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 30||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 30||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–