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Monday, May 7th, 2018
MID-WEEK PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH ACTION KICKS OFF TOMORROW WITH COVERAGE OF SWANSEA CITY V. SOUTHAMPTON AT 2 PM ET ON NBCSN
Six Days to Championship Sunday: Swansea City & Southampton in Push to Avoid Relegation
Premier League Live Celebrates 500th Episode
Premier League’s Race for the Top-Four Comes Down to the Final Week as Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea Jockey For Champions League Positions
Two Live Episodes of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Tuesday & Thursday at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck Guests on Thursday’s Season Finale
NBCUniversal presents “Championship Sunday,” with all 10 matches Presented Live Simultaneously on 10 Different NBCUniversal Networks
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 7, 2018 – With just six days until Championship Sunday, NBC Sports Group presents mid-week Premier League action, beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, May 8, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live followed by 18th-place Swansea City v. 17th-place Southampton, who are tied on points, in a push to avoid relegation at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, and former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino. In addition, referee Mark Clattenburg will join Premier League Live as a guest on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, May 9, live coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN with the 500th airing of Premier League Live since NBC Sports Group kicked off its coverage on August 17, 2013.
NBC Sports Group presents four live matches on Wednesday, with Chelsea v. Huddersfield Town at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Leicester City v. Arsenal at 2:45 p.m. ET, and Manchester City v. Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham v. Newcastle at 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold.
The Premier League’s race for the top-four comes down to the final week, as third-place Liverpool, fourth-place Tottenham and fifth-place Chelsea are all jockeying for a spot in next season’s Champions League. Chelsea come off a 1-0 win over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge to close the gap on fourth-place Tottenham to just two points. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has 31 Premier League goals this season (tied for the most in a 38-game season in PL history), and looks to break the record in his team’s final two matches. Meanwhile, this season’s champions Manchester City look to break the record for the most Premier League wins in a season (30, currently tied with Chelsea 2016-17).
Mid-week match action wraps up on Thursday, May 10, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by West Ham United v. second-place Manchester United at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, NBCSN presents a live Goal Zone at 5 p.m. ET.
Tuesday and Thursday 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. Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck will guest on Thursday’s season finale.
NBCUniversal presents “Championship Sunday,” with all 10 matches presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks this Sunday, May 13, at 10 a.m. ET. In addition, TELEMUNDO and NBC UNIVERSO will each televise one match in Spanish. More programming details will be announced later this week.
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 $9.99 on NBCSportsGold.com. 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 mid-week Premier League coverage (all times ET, schedule subject to change):
|Tues., May 8||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., May 8||2:45 p.m.||Swansea City v. Southampton||NBCSN|
|Tues., May 8||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Tues., May 8||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Wed., May 9||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., May 9||2:45 p.m.||Chelsea v. Huddersfield Town||NBCSN|
|Wed., May 9||2:45 p.m.||Leicester City v. Arsenal||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., May 9||3 p.m.||Manchester City v. Brighton & Hove Albion||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., May 9||3 p.m.||Tottenham v. Newcastle||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., May 9||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Thurs., May 10||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Thurs., May 10||2:45 p.m.||West Ham United v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Universo|
|Thurs., May 10||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Thurs., May 10||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GOLD–