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Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
“ARLO, LEE & GRAEME’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE” THIS SAT. PLUS BLOCKBUSTER MATCH ON SUN. HIGHLIGHT NBC SPORTS’ PREMIER LEAGUE COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND
Arlo White, Lee Dixon & Graeme Le Saux to Travel via Motorbike Taxi Between London Stadium & Stamford Bridge, Taking in London Landmarks Along the Way
3rd-place Tottenham host Manchester United this Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo
Four Exclusive Matches on NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” this Week; Available for Rest of Season at Reduced Price of $24.99
New Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW featuring Harry Lloyd on Monday, Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 8, 2019 – NBC Sports’ lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White and analysts Lee Dixon, a former Arsenal player, and Graeme Le Saux, a former Chelsea player, will call both West Ham v. Arsenal (7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN & Universo) and fourth-place Chelsea v. Newcastle (12:30 p.m. ET on NBC & Universo). For this edition of “Arlo, Lee and Graeme’s Excellent Adventure,” White, Dixon, and Le Saux will journey past several London landmarks between matches, enjoying passing views of Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey on their way to Stamford Bridge. The trio will then return on Sunday to call a blockbuster match between third-place Tottenham and Manchester United at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo.
“Announcing two Premier League games on the same day is really great fun, and now we have the added twist of calling a third game the following day, all in the same city!” White said. “We’ve given up trying to race between stadiums as Lee is far too competitive, but we’ll climb on the motorbike taxis after calling West Ham v Arsenal and head west across town to Stamford Bridge, and call Chelsea v Newcastle. We’ll be armed with GoPro cameras so I’m sure we’ll see some famous sights and landmarks along the way!
“After a night to recover, we’ll head to Wembley on Sunday for a massive game between title chasing Tottenham and a rejuvenated Manchester United. As usual, the games themselves will come first, but it’s the perfect weekend for the three of us and we can’t wait to get started.”
NBC Sports’ live Premier League coverage begins this Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN, followed by West Ham v. fifth-place Arsenal. West Ham come off a 2-2 draw, while London rival Arsenal look to close the gap on the top-4.
At 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN presents Brighton & Hove Albion v. first-place Liverpool, who suffered their first loss of the Premier League season to defending champions Manchester City last week.
Also Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold presents four exclusive matches: Burnley v. Fulham, Cardiff City v. Huddersfield Town, Crystal Palace v. Watford, and Leicester City v. Southampton.
Fans can purchase the remainder of the 2018-19 season of “Premier League Pass” at a reduced price of $24.99 on NBCSportsGold.com. “Premier League Pass” will feature more than 1,000 hours of additional Premier League programs and new shows throughout the season. Fans can purchase the discounted pass here.
Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC and Universo present coverage of fourth-place Chelsea v. Newcastle. Chelsea look to remain in the top-4 after a 0-0 draw with Southampton last week, while Newcastle hope to rebound after a 2-0 loss to Manchester United.
Premier League match coverage on Sunday begins at 8 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN, followed by Everton v. Bournemouth. At 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo, Tottenham host Manchester United. Six points outside the top-4, Manchester United aim to remain perfect under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, while Tottenham look to jump into second place with three points.
Live match coverage wraps up Monday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by second-place Manchester City v. Wolverhampton Wanderers. Manchester City enter the weekend four points behind first-place Liverpool, while Wolverhampton Wanderers look to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Crystal Palace.
Following Monday’s match coverage, NBCSN presents a new episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett at 5:30 p.m. ET. Actor Harry Lloyd will appear as a guest on Monday’s episode.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM
NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em is the first game from the new, free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor games app. The app, developed with Boom Fantasy, is available in the App Store and Google Play Store, and will give eligible fans the chance to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes over the next year. Each match week, Premier League Pick ‘Em will feature at least $5,000 in weekly prizes, with a $50,000 grand prize for a “perfect week” – picking the correct scores of all five Premier League matches in that match week’s competition (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).
Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em this Weekend:
Match Week 22
|Sat., Jan. 12||10 a.m. – NBCSN||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Liverpool|
|Sat., Jan. 12||12:30 p.m. – NBC||Chelsea v. Newcastle|
|Sun., Jan. 13||9:15 a.m. – NBCSN||Everton v. Bournemouth|
|Sun., Jan. 13||11:30 a.m.– NBCSN||Tottenham v. Manchester United|
|Mon., Jan. 14||3 p.m. – NBCSN||Manchester City v. Wolverhampton Wanderers|
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Premier League games 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., Jan. 12||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Jan. 12||7:30 a.m.||West Ham v. Arsenal||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Jan. 12||10 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Jan. 12||10 a.m.||Burnley v. Fulham||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Jan. 12||10 a.m.||Cardiff City v. Huddersfield Town||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Jan. 12||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Watford||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Jan. 12||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Southampton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Jan. 12||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Jan. 12||12:30 p.m.||Chelsea v. Newcastle||NBC, Universo|
|Sat., Jan. 12||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Jan. 13||8 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 13||9:15 a.m.||Everton v. Bournemouth||NBCSN|
|Sun., Jan. 13||11:30 a.m.||Tottenham v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Jan. 13||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 14||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 14||3 p.m.||Manchester City v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBCSN, Universo|
|Mon., Jan. 14||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Jan. 14||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|