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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
CHAMPIONS LIVERPOOL HOST NEWLY PROMOTED LEEDS UNITED THIS SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBC & TELEMUNDO, HEADLINING OPENING WEEKEND IN PREMIER LEAGUE
4 Days Until Premier League Season Kicks Off — Live Match Coverage Begins this Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN & Universo, as Newly Promoted Fulham Host Reigning FA Cup Winners Arsenal
Peacock Premium Opens Season this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET with West Ham v. Newcastle; Peacock Premium to Feature 175 Exclusive Live Matches this Season and 1,500 Hours of Content
New-look Chelsea Open Season at Brighton & Hove Albion Next Monday at 3:15 p.m. ET on Peacock Premium
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Kicks Off Their Seventh Season, Featuring Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp & Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr, Next Monday, Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m. ET on Peacock Premium
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 8, 2020 – NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2020-21 Premier League season kicks off in four days, this Saturday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo, as newly promoted Fulham host Arsenal, who won their record-extending 14th FA Cup last month. Highlighting the season’s first day, Premier League champions Liverpool host Leeds United – back in the Premier League for the first time in 16 years – at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Telemundo.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone, Premier League Mornings, and Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe. Lowe hosts next Monday’s studio coverage, alongside Earle and former Premier League and U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard, who joins the NBC Sports team after serving as a match commentator during the 2013-15 seasons while playing for Everton. For more information on Howard joining NBC Sports, click here.
Saturday’s coverage kicks off at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Mornings, followed by matches on NBCSN and Universo – newly promoted Fulham v. reigning FA Cup winners – and London rivals – Arsenal at 7:30 a.m. ET and Crystal Palace v. Southampton at 10 a.m. ET. Peacock – NBCUniversal’s new streaming service – will stream the first of its 175 exclusive Premier League matches this season at 3 p.m. ET with West Ham v. Newcastle on Peacock Premium.
At 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Telemundo, Saturday’s match coverage concludes as Liverpool and 2019-20 Premier League Manager of the Season Jurgen Klopp return to the pitch this season after they won their first-ever Premier League title and first top-flight title in 30 years. In the season opener, Mohamed Salah and 2019-20 Young Player of the Season Trent Alexander-Arnold will look to lead Liverpool over Championship title winners Leeds United, who will play in the Premier League for the first time since the 2003-04 season. Arlo White will call the match, joined by former Premier League footballers Graeme Le Saux and Lee Dixon, live from Anfield.
Premier League Mornings begins this Sunday, September 13 at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by West Bromwich Albion v. Leicester City at 9 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Newly promoted West Bromwich Albion will look to challenge 2019-20 Golden Boot winner Jamie Vardy and Leicester City, who narrowly missed out on a top-four spot last season, finishing in fifth place.
Coverage continues on Peacock Premium at 11:30 a.m. ET, as Harry Kane and Tottenham host Everton, followed by Goal Zone at 1:30 p.m. ET. White and Le Saux will call the match from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Opening weekend concludes next Monday, Sept. 14, starting with Premier League Live at Noon ET on NBCSN. At 1 p.m. ET, NBCSN and Universo presents Sheffield United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers, while coverage switches to Peacock Premium at 3 p.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Brighton & Hove Albion hosting Chelsea at 3:15 pm. ET.
After their fourth-place Premier League finish and FA Cup Final appearance last season, the Blues enter the season led in part by U.S. Men’s National Team star and Hershey, Pennsylvania native Christian Pulisic, who starred during last season’s Project Restart with four goals, two assists and two penalties won in nine Premier League appearances. Pulisic, who’s currently recovering from a hamstring injury, will be joined in West London this season by several new signings, including Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.
Monday’s coverage continues with Goal Zone at 5:15 p.m. ET on Peacock Premium. Capping off the opening weekend, THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, makes their seventh season premiere featuring Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr at 5:30 p.m. ET on Peacock Premium.
“INSIDE THE MIND” OF FRANK LAMPARD
NBC Sports kicks off a new season of Inside the Mind as Arlo White speaks with Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard to discuss lessons learned from his first season as a Premier League manager and expectations for his new-look Chelsea team. The interview can be seen on the Premier League on NBC Sports YouTube channel Sunday, Sept. 13.
THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST
Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every match day on “The 2 Robbies” podcast. On the first episode of the season, the Robbies will be joined by special guest, Tim Howard, to preview the 2020-21 season, answering their five burning questions heading into the Premier League campaign. Earle and Mustoe will also recap the key results from the weekend with another new episode on Sunday. The “2 Robbies” podcast is available anywhere you listen to podcasts.
PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM
NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em returns on the free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor games app, available in the App Store and Google Play Store. Each match week, Premier League Pick ‘Em features a $50,000 jackpot prize for a “perfect score” – predicting the correct exact results of all featured matches in that contest (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).
Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em:
|Match Week 1
NBC SPORTS PUB PASS
For commercial establishments looking to show Premier League, they can get the NBC Sports Pub Pass, the new customizable platform specifically for the retail pub/restaurant market in the USA. The NBC Sports Pub Pass offers Pubs, Bars, Clubs and Restaurants and commercial establishments nationwide all the Premier League matches and programming specifically for commercial establishments – Live, Commercial-Free and On-Demand. To subscribe or to find out more information about the NBC Sports Pub Pass go to https://www.nbcpubpass.com/.
Peacock – NBCUniversal’s new streaming service – features free and premium tiers across mobile, web and connected TV devices. Starting this season, Peacock Premium will be the exclusive home of 175 live matches and a total of 1,500 hours of Premier League programming – the most robust offering ever available in the U.S. – including full-event replays for all 380 matches on-demand (after 9 p.m. ET) for the 2020-21 season. Premier League matches are included with Peacock Premium, which is $4.99 per month. Additionally, Peacock will feature Premier League news and other programming from Premier League Productions on its free, exclusive channel Premier League TV. Visit peacocktv.com/premierleague for more information.
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 available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
Following is the NBC Sports’ schedule for the first weekend of the Premier League season (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Sept. 12||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 12||7:30 a.m.||Fulham v. Arsenal||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Sept. 12||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Southampton||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Sept. 12||12:30 p.m.||Liverpool v. Leeds United||NBC, Telemundo|
|Sat., Sept. 12||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 12||3 p.m.||West Ham v. Newcastle||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 12||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|
|Sun., Sept. 13||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 13||9 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Leicester City||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Sept. 13||11:30 a.m.||Tottenham v. Everton||Peacock|
|Sun., Sept. 13||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|
|Mon., Sept. 14||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Sept. 14||1 p.m.||Sheffield United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBCSN, Universo|
|Mon., Sept. 14||3 p.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Mon., Sept. 14||3:15 p.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Chelsea||Peacock|
|Mon., Sept. 14||5:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|
|Mon., Sept. 14||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||Peacock|