Tuesday, December 18th, 2018


Coverage Kicks off this Friday as 1st-Place Liverpool Visit Wolverhampton Wanderers at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo

Special Holiday Movie Takeoff Features Premier League Live’s Kyle Martino, Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe, and Rebecca Lowe

Nine Exclusive Matches on NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” this Week, Including Manchester City, Manchester United & Tottenham on Dec. 26

Boxing Day Marathon Includes New Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW featuring Rebecca Lowe

STAMFORD, Conn. – December 18, 2018 – NBC Sports Group presents another Premier League packed holiday season with 40 “Festive Fixtures” in 14 days, beginning this Friday, and more than 18 consecutive hours of Premier League programming on Boxing Day (Wednesday, Dec. 26).

This week’s live Premier League coverage begins Friday, December 21, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Wolverhampton Wanderers v. first-place Liverpool at 3 p.m ET on NBCSN and Universo. Liverpool retained first place with their win over Manchester United last weekend, while Wolves come off a 2-0 win against Bournemouth.

Live Premier League coverage continues on Saturday, December 22, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN, followed by a slate of matches across NBCUniversal networks. Match coverage starts at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, as fifth-place Arsenal host Burnley at Emirates Stadium. Both teams look to rebound after difficult one-goal losses last weekend: Arsenal fell 3-2 at Southampton, while Burnley were held scoreless against Tottenham.

At 10 a.m. ET, second-place Manchester City face Crystal Palace on NBCSN and Universo with both teams looking for their second straight win. Also at 10 a.m., fourth-place Chelsea host Leicester City on CNBC. Eden Hazard helped push Chelsea past Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend, while Leicester City look to bounce back after a disappointing loss at Crystal Palace.

Rounding out the 10 a.m. ET coverage, NBC Sports Gold presents four exclusive matches: Bournemouth v. Brighton & Hove Albion, Huddersfield v. Southampton, Newcastle v. Fulham, and West Ham v. Watford.

Saturday’s match coverage concludes with Cardiff City v. sixth-place Manchester United at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo. This will be Manchester United’s first match since the club fired manager Jose Mourinho on Tuesday. Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux.

This weekend’s coverage concludes on Sunday with Everton v. third-place Tottenham at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Everton aim for their first win in December, while Tottenham look to extend their three-game winning streak.

NBC Sports Group presents more than 18 hours of Boxing Day coverage on Wednesday, December 26, beginning at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN followed by Fulham v. Wolverhampton Wanderers at 7:30 a.m. ET. At 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN and Universo present Liverpool v. Newcastle, while NBC Sports Gold hosts five exclusive matches: Burnley v. Everton, Crystal Palace v. Cardiff City, Leicester City v. Manchester City, Manchester United v. Huddersfield, and Tottenham v. Bournemouth.

Boxing Day coverage is highlighted by a double-header on NBCSN. Coverage of Brighton & Hove Albion v. Arsenal begins at 12:15 p.m. ET, followed by Watford v. Chelsea at 2:30 p.m. White calls Watford-Chelsea, joined by Le Saux.

Following the Boxing Day matches, NBCSN presents a new episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 5:30 p.m. ET. NBC Sports’ “Premier League Mornings Live” host Rebecca Lowe will appear as a guest on Wednesday’s episode.

Midweek match coverage finishes on Thursday, Dec. 27 with Southampton v. West Ham at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Mornings, Premier League Live, and Goal Zone, joined by former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe, former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino, and former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle.

The match schedule for December 29 – January 3 will be announced next week.


Click here for NBC Sports’ holiday movie takeoff on the Festive Fixtures (as seen in the photo above).

NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – “Premier League Pass” features 150 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. “Premier League Pass” features more than 1,000 hours of additional non-match content throughout the season. Fans can purchase by visiting for the 2018-19 season of “Premier League Pass,” priced at $49.99. Click here for more information.

NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at 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 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):

Date Time (ET) Match Platform
Fri., Dec. 21 2 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Fri., Dec. 21 3 p.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Liverpool NBCSN, Universo
Fri., Dec. 21 5 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Sat., Dec. 22 7 a.m. Premier League Mornings NBCSN
Sat., Dec. 22 7:30 a.m. Arsenal v. Burnley NBCSN
Sat., Dec. 22 10 a.m. Chelsea v. Leicester City CNBC
Sat., Dec. 22 10 a.m. Manchester City v. Crystal Palace NBCSN, Universo
Sat., Dec. 22 10 a.m. Bournemouth v. Brighton & Hove Albion NBC Sports Gold
Sat., Dec. 22 10 a.m. Huddersfield v. Southampton NBC Sports Gold
Sat., Dec. 22 10 a.m. Newcastle v. Fulham NBC Sports Gold
Sat., Dec. 22 10 a.m. West Ham v. Watford NBC Sports Gold
Sat., Dec. 22 10 a.m. Goal Rush NBC Sports Gold
Sat., Dec. 22 12:30 p.m. Cardiff City v. Manchester United NBC, Universo
Sat., Dec. 22 2:30 p.m. Goal Zone NBC
Sun., Dec. 23 1 a.m. Match of the Day NBCSN
Sun., Dec. 23 10 a.m. Premier League Mornings NBCSN
Sun., Dec. 23 11 a.m. Everton v. Tottenham NBCSN
Sun., Dec. 23 1 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Wed., Dec. 26 7 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Wed., Dec. 26 7:30 a.m. Fulham v. Wolverhampton Wanderers NBCSN
Wed., Dec. 26 10 a.m. Liverpool v. Newcastle NBCSN, Universo
Wed., Dec. 26 10 a.m. Burnley v. Everton NBC Sports Gold
Wed., Dec. 26 10 a.m. Crystal Palace v. Cardiff City NBC Sports Gold
Wed., Dec. 26 10 a.m. Leicester City v. Manchester City NBC Sports Gold
Wed., Dec. 26 10 a.m. Manchester United v. Huddersfield NBC Sports Gold
Wed., Dec. 26 10 a.m. Tottenham v. Bournemouth NBC Sports Gold
Wed., Dec. 26 10 a.m. Goal Rush NBC Sports Gold
Wed., Dec. 26 12:15 p.m. Brighton & Hove Albion v. Arsenal NBCSN
Wed., Dec. 26 2:30 p.m. Watford v. Chelsea NBCSN
Wed., Dec. 26 4:30 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Wed., Dec. 26 5:30 p.m. THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW NBCSN
Wed., Dec. 26 8 p.m. Match of the Day NBCSN
Wed., Dec. 26 10 p.m. Match of the Week NBCSN
Thurs., Dec. 27 2 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Thurs., Dec. 27 2:45 p.m. Southampton v. West Ham NBCSN
Thurs., Dec. 27 5 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN