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Wednesday, September 8th, 2021
CRISTIANO RONALDO COULD MAKE MANCHESTER UNITED RETURN THIS SAT., SEPT. 11 AT 10 A.M. ET ON USA NETWORK & UNIVERSO; UNBEATEN CHELSEA HOST ASTON VILLA SAT. AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBC, PEACOCK & UNIVERSO
First-Place Tottenham Visit Crystal Palace This Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN & Universo
Matchweek Concludes Monday, Sept. 13 as Everton Host Burnley at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 8, 2021 – Cristiano Ronaldo could make his Manchester United return this weekend as the Reds host Newcastle on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. ET on USA Network and Universo, and unbeaten Chelsea host Aston Villa Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock and Universo, highlighting this weekend’s Premier League action across NBC Sports.
Ronaldo, widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all-time, is back at Manchester United having previously been at the club from 2003-09, scoring 118 goals in 292 appearances in all competitions. Man United look to stay unbeaten this season following their Aug. 29 1-0 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Chelsea drew Liverpool, 1-1, in their most recent match and remain unbeaten, while Aston Villa drew Brentford, 1-1, prior to the international break. Christian Pulisic could return to action for the Blues this weekend after missing their previous two matches. Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux will call the match live from Stamford Bridge.
The weekend’s coverage gets underway this Saturday at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN, leading into first-place Tottenham visiting Crystal Palace at 7:30 a.m. ET (NBCSN and Universo).
Six matches will be presented live at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday: Southampton v. West Ham (NBCSN), Manchester United v. Newcastle (USA Network, Universo), Arsenal v. Norwich City (Peacock), Brentford v. Brighton & Hove Albion (Peacock), Leicester City v. Manchester City (Peacock), and Watford v. Wolverhampton Wanderers (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 player Robbie Mustoe. On Monday, Ahmed Fareed hosts alongside Earle and Mustoe.
On Sunday, a two-hour Premier League Mornings begins at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. At 11:30 a.m. ET, Leeds United host Mohamed Salah and Liverpool on NBCSN and Telemundo. White, Le Saux and Lee Dixon will call the action and provide pre- and post-match commentary from a pitch-side desk at Elland Road. Following Leeds United-Liverpool is Goal Zone at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
The weekend’s coverage concludes Monday, Sept. 13 as Burnley visit Everton at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo, followed by Goal Zone at 5 p.m. ET (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.
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 episodes, Earle and Mustoe discuss the biggest news coming out of the transfer window, Cristiano Ronaldo re-joining Manchester United, 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 NBC Sports’ schedule for the Premier League this week (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Sept. 11||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 11||7:30 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Sept. 11||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Sat., Sept. 11||10 a.m.||Southampton v. West Ham||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 11||10 a.m.||Manchester United v. Newcastle||USA Network, Universo|
|Sat., Sept. 11||10 a.m.||Arsenal v. Norwich City||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 11||10 a.m.||Brentford v. Brighton & Hove Albion||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 11||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Manchester City||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 11||10 a.m.||Watford v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 11||Noon||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Sat., Sept. 11||12:30 p.m.||Chelsea v. Aston Villa||NBC, Peacock, Universo|
|Sat., Sept. 11||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Sept. 12||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 12||11:30 a.m.||Leeds United v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Sept. 12||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Sept. 13||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Sept. 13||3 p.m.||Everton v. Burnley||NBCSN, Universo|
|Mon., Sept. 13||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|