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Thursday, December 17th, 2020
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS “FESTIVE FIXTURES”: 40 PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHES IN 17 DAYS, HIGHLIGHTED BY EVERTON V. ARSENAL THIS SATURDAY AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBC & UNIVERSO
Sunday’s Action Headlined by Top-Five Clash Between Tottenham and Leicester City at 9:15 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo
Matchweek Concludes This Monday, Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. ET with Christian Pulisic & Chelsea Hosting West Ham on NBCSN and Universo
New Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Monday, Dec. 21 at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Special Guest John Oliver; Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son Joins Tim Howard for New Episode of Inside the Mind
STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 17, 2020 – Beginning this weekend, NBC Sports presents a Premier League packed holiday season with 40 “festive fixtures” in 17 days, highlighted by Everton hosting Arsenal this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo and a top-five matchup this Sunday as Leicester City visit Tottenham at 9:15 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who is tied for the Premier League lead with 11 goals, and fifth-place Everton topped Leicester City, 2-0, yesterday. Also on Wednesday, Arsenal drew with Southampton, 1-1, behind a goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Arlo White and former Premier League player Graeme Le Saux will call the match live from Goodison Park.
Sunday’s match between second-place Tottenham and fourth-place Leicester City features three of the Premier League’s top five scorers this season: Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son (tied for first with 11 goals) and Harry Kane (tied for fifth with nine goals), and Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy (fourth with 10 goals). Kane also leads the PL with 10 assists this season.
This weekend’s coverage begins Saturday at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings, followed by Mohamed Salah and Liverpool, who defeated Tottenham yesterday to move atop the table, visiting Crystal Palace at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Next at 10 a.m. ET, third-place Southampton host Manchester City on NBCSN and Universo. Following Everton-Arsenal at 12:30 p.m. ET, Newcastle host Fulham at 3 p.m. ET on Peacock Premium.
Liam McHugh (Saturday) and Ahmed Fareed (Sunday) host Goal Zone, Premier League Mornings, and Premier League Live this weekend, joined by former Premier League footballers Danny Higginbotham and Robbie Mustoe. Fareed hosts coverage on Monday with Higginbotham and former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle.
Sunday’s match action begins at 7 a.m. on Peacock Premium as Sheffield United visit Brighton & Hove Albion. At 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo, Marcus Rashford and Manchester United host Patrick Bamford and Leeds United. White and Le Saux will call the action live from Old Trafford. Following Manchester United-Leeds United, West Brom host Aston Villa at 2:15 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
On Monday, Premier League coverage begins at Noon ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Burnley v. Wolverhampton Wanderers at 12:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN). The weekend’s match action concludes at 3 p.m. ET as Christian Pulisic and Chelsea host West Ham at Stamford Bridge on NBCSN and Universo.
Monday’s coverage continues with Goal Zone at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by a new episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with special guest John Oliver.
“INSIDE THE MIND” OF HEUNG-MIN SON
Tim Howard hosts the next edition of Inside the Mind and speaks with Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son, who is tied for the Premier League lead with 11 goals this season. The interview will be available on the Premier League on NBC Sports YouTube channel.
THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST
Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every Matchweek on “The 2 Robbies” podcast. 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:
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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 is 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. 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 Premier League TV channel on Peacock, now streaming seven days a week. Visit peacocktv.com/premierleague for more information.
Viewers can sign up for Peacock for free at peacocktv.com. Peacock is currently available on the Roku platform; Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices including Android™, Android TV™ devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; Sony PlayStation4 and PlayStation 4 Pro; and VIZIO SmartCast™ TVs and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers, enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost.
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 match schedule for this weekend’s Premier League coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Dec. 19||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 19||7:30 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Dec. 19||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 19||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Manchester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Dec. 19||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 19||12:30 p.m.||Everton v. Arsenal||NBC, Universo|
|Sat., Dec. 19||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock Premium|
|Sat., Dec. 19||3 p.m.||Newcastle v. Fulham||Peacock Premium|
|Sat., Dec. 19||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock Premium|
|Sun., Dec. 20||6:50 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||Peacock Premium|
|Sun., Dec. 20||7 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Sheffield United||Peacock Premium|
|Sun., Dec. 20||9 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 20||9:15 a.m.||Tottenham v. Leicester City||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Dec. 20||11:30 a.m.||Manchester United v. Leeds United||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Dec. 20||1:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 20||2:15 p.m.||West Brom v. Aston Villa||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 20||4:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 21||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 21||12:30 p.m.||Burnley v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 21||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 21||3 p.m.||Chelsea v. West Ham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Mon., Dec. 21||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 21||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|