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Friday, September 11th, 2020
NEW PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON KICKS OFF TOMORROW: WEST BROMWICH ALBION & FULHAM PROFILES
2020-21 Premier League Season Begins Tomorrow – Fulham Returns to the Premier League, Host Reigning FA Cup Winners Arsenal at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN & Universo
A Look at Two of the Newly Promoted Clubs: West Bromwich Albion & Fulham
Champions Liverpool Kick off Season Hosting Newly Promoted Leeds United Tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC & Telemundo
Peacock Premium Opens Season Tomorrow 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
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 11, 2020 – NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2020-21 Premier League season kicks off tomorrow, Saturday, September 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.
Throughout the 2020-21 Premier League season, live coverage continues across the networks of NBCUniversal, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, and on Peacock – NBCUniversal’s new streaming service. Peacock Premium will stream the first of its 175 exclusive Premier League matches this season at 3 p.m. ET with West Ham v. Newcastle, and the Premier League TV channel on Peacock is now streaming seven days a week.
Tomorrow’s coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Mornings and is highlighted by Premier League champions Liverpool hosting Leeds United – returning to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years – at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Telemundo. Arlo White will call the match, joined by former Premier League footballers Graeme Le Saux and Lee Dixon, live from Anfield.
New Season, Newly Promoted Teams:
WEST BROMWICH ALBION
First match: Sunday, September 13 – West Bromwich Albion v. Leicester City at 9 a.m. ET – NBCSN, Telemundo
After a two-season absence, West Bromwich Albion earned automatic promotion to the 2020-21 Premier League season for a record fifth time by finishing second in the Championship last season. This season will be West Brom’s 13th season ever in the Premier League, which included eight consecutive seasons from 2010-18. A founding member of the Football League in 1888, “the Baggies” made their Premier League debut in 2002 and have only one top-division title (1920). Since 1900, West Brom have played at their home ground, The Hawthorns, located in the “Black Country,” an area of England’s West Midlands.
First match: Tomorrow, Saturday, September 12 – Fulham v. Arsenal at 7:30 a.m. ET – NBCSN, Universo
After being relegated twice and promoted twice in the last seven seasons, Fulham returns for their 15th season in the Premier League after a single-season absence. Fulham return to the Premier League after winning the Championship Play-Off Final. Last season, Fulham were led by forward Aleksandar Mitrovic, who scored a joint-Championship high 26 goals.
Despite being London’s oldest professional football club still playing today, Fulham have never won a major trophy. Fulham’s home ground is Craven Cottage, located in southwest London on the banks of the River Thames, less than two miles from Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge. The club also has a connection with the American audience as they are owned by billionaire Shad Khan, who also owns the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.
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|