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Wednesday, August 25th, 2021
LIVERPOOL HOST CHELSEA IN MATCHUP OF PERFECT TEAMS THIS SATURDAY, AUG. 28 AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBC, PEACOCK & TELEMUNDO
Manchester City Host Arsenal this Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET on Peacock
Matchweek Concludes Sunday, Aug. 29 as Manchester United Visit Wolverhampton Wanderers at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo
Wall-to-Wall Transfer Deadline Day Coverage on Tuesday, Aug. 31 – Special 11-Hour Sky Sports News Coverage Streams Live on Peacock Beginning at 8 a.m. ET, Plus Three-Hour Premier League Transfer Deadline Day Special at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 25, 2021 – Mohamed Salah and Liverpool host Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea this Saturday, August 28 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock and Telemundo, highlighting this weekend’s Premier League action across NBC Sports.
Liverpool and Chelsea – two of five Premier League clubs to win both of their opening matches – have each scored five goals with zero goals conceded this season.
Chelsea topped Arsenal, 2-0, last weekend as Lukaku scored in his first match back with the Blues since re-signing with the club, and Liverpool defeated Burnley, 2-0, behind goals from Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane. Arlo White and Lee Dixon will call the action live from Anfield.
The weekend’s coverage gets underway this Saturday at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on Peacock, leading into Manchester City hosting Arsenal at 7:30 a.m. ET (Peacock).
Five matches will be presented live at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday: Brighton & Hove Albion v. Everton (NBCSN, Universo), Aston Villa v. Brentford (CNBC), Newcastle v. Southampton (Peacock), Norwich City v. Leicester City (Peacock), and West Ham v. Crystal Palace (Peacock).
Rebecca Lowe hosts this weekend’s Premier League Mornings, Premier League Live and Goal Zone shows alongside former Premier League and Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former Premier League and U.S. Men’s National Team player Tim Howard.
On Sunday, Premier League Mornings begins at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. At 9 a.m. ET, Leeds United visit Burnley (NBCSN) and Tottenham host Watford (Peacock). Then at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo, Bruno Fernandes, who is tied for the Premier League lead with three goals this season, and Manchester United visit Wolverhampton Wanderers. White and Dixon will call the match live from Molineux. The day’s coverage concludes at 1:30 p.m. ET with Goal Zone on NBCSN.
This season, Peacock will stream all games airing on the NBC broadcast network live. In addition, Peacock will feature studio shows, full match replays and the Premier League TV channel. All matchdays and windows exclusively on Peacock will feature NBC Sports’ Premier League studio coverage.
EXTENSIVE TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY COVERAGE ON PEACOCK & NBCSN ON TUESDAY, AUG. 31
Next Tuesday, Aug. 31, NBC Sports will present immersive coverage of Premier League Transfer Deadline Day. Beginning at 8 a.m. ET, Peacock will stream live Sky Sports News’ 11 hours of deadline day coverage.
Then, at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN, NBC Sports presents a three-hour Transfer Deadline Day Special covering all the breaking news and providing insights and analysis on the latest transfers at Tuesday’s deadline. The show will feature Lowe, Earle, Howard, former Premier League player Robbie Mustoe, and NBC Sports Premier League Insider David Ornstein.
NBC SPORTS CONNECTS AMERICAN TOWNS & PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS: LIVERPOOL, NY, & CHELSEA, NY, SUPPORT BIG LIVERPOOL-CHELSEA MATCH
This Thursday–Sunday, NBC Sports will be taking over the Chelsea Square Restaurant in Manhattan. In Support of Chelsea FC throughout those days, the restaurant will be dressed in blue, featuring flags, banners, special menus items, and more. In Liverpool, NY, this week, students and varsity soccer players will gather at Liverpool High School for a special occasion featuring a Q&A with NBC Sports’ Robbie Earle, a presentation of a Liverpool FC kit for the school, and more.
This initiative is part of NBC Sports’ season launch activation showcasing American towns with the same name, or other connections, embracing the Premier League and its clubs, which are based thousands of miles away.
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. On their latest episode, Earle and Mustoe discuss Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over an underwhelming Arsenal thanks to an impressive performance from Romelu Lukaku, Tottenham winning 1-0 in Nuno Espirito Santo’s return to Molineux and what Harry Kane’s return to the pitch means, and more. 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 powered by PointsBet 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’s expansive sports programming features live sports coverage on the service including the Tour de France, Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Premier Lacrosse League, INDYCAR, Premiership Rugby, the 2021-22 Premier League season, Sunday Night Football, and Super Bowl LVI. Peacock Originals streaming on the service now include Lost Speedways, hosted by Dale Earnhardt, Jr.; Golden: The Journey of USA’s Elite Gymnasts; My Pursuit: Life, Legacy & Jordan Burroughs; The Greatest Race; Michael Phelps: Medals, Memories & More, and In Deep with Ryan Lochte. Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel which streams Peacock Original Brother from Another, as well as The Dan Patrick Show, PFT Live, and The Rich Eisen Show.
Premier League coverage will be available on Peacock Premium. Viewers can sign up at peacocktv.com. Peacock is currently available across devices, details here. Peacock Premium is included at no additional cost for Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers and Cox Contour customers.
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 Premier League this week (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Aug. 28||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 28||7:30 a.m.||Manchester City v. Arsenal||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 28||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 28||10 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Everton||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 28||10 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Brentford||CNBC|
|Sat., Aug. 28||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. Southampton||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 28||10 a.m.||Norwich City v. Leicester City||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 28||10 a.m.||West Ham v. Crystal Palace||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 28||12:30 p.m.||Liverpool v. Chelsea||NBC, Peacock, Telemundo|
|Sun., Aug. 29||8:30 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 29||9 a.m.||Burnley v. Leeds United||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 29||9 a.m.||Tottenham v. Watford||Peacock|
|Sun., Aug. 29||11 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 29||11:30 a.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Aug. 29||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Tues., Aug. 31||5 p.m.||Transfer Deadline Day Special||NBCSN|