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Monday, August 1st, 2022
NBC SPORTS KICKS OFF 10TH SEASON OF PREMIER LEAGUE COVERAGE THIS FRIDAY: A BY THE NUMBERS LOOK AT FIRST NINE SEASONS
Manchester City’s Five PL Titles, Harry Kane’s 183 Goals Among “League Leaders” in NBC Sports’ First Nine Seasons of Premier League Coverage
Arsenal Visit Crystal Palace in Season-Opener This Friday, Aug. 5 at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network and Universo
Peacock Features 8 Matches This Saturday and Sunday, Including Defending Champion Manchester City’s Opener at West Ham
STAMFORD, Conn. – Aug. 1, 2022 – The 2022-23 Premier League season – which kicks off this week across the platforms of NBCUniversal, with the opening match this Friday, Aug. 5 – marks NBC Sports’ 10th year as the exclusive U.S. media home of the Premier League.
Since NBC Sports first debuted its innovative, immersive, and authentic coverage of the Premier League in 2013, the PL has provided countless memorable moments and performances on the pitch.
From Manchester City’s five Premier League titles to Harry Kane’s league-leading 183 goals, following is a by the numbers look at the “league leaders” during NBC Sports’ first nine seasons of Premier League coverage (since 2013-14 season):
|MOST TITLES||MOST POINTS, TEAM|
|Manchester City: 5||Manchester City: 767|
|Chelsea: 2||Liverpool: 714|
|Leicester City & Liverpool: 1||Chelsea: 661|
|MOST GOALS, PLAYER||MOST GOLDEN BOOTS|
|Harry Kane: 183||Harry Kane & Mo Salah: 3|
|Sergio Aguero: 149||Six Players Tied: 1|
|Jamie Vardy: 133|
|MOST CLEAN SHEETS||MOST GOLDEN GLOVES|
|Hugo Lloris: 111||Ederson: 3|
|David de Gea: 106||Alisson & Petr Cech: 2|
|MOST ASSISTS, PLAYER||MOST WINS BY MANAGER|
|Kevin De Bruyne: 86||Pep Guardiola: 169|
|Christian Eriksen: 66||Jurgen Klopp: 166|
|David Silva: 63||Jose Mourinho: 132|
NBC Sports will feature coverage across NBC, Peacock and USA Network this season. Peacock continues its expansive coverage of the Premier League this season, and USA Network kicks off its first full season as the cable home of the PL.
The season opens on Friday, Aug. 5 as offseason acquisition Gabriel Jesus and Arsenal visit Crystal Palace at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network and Universo. Coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET on USA Network with a special, season-opening edition of Premier League Live.
NBC Sports’ match commentary team of Peter Drury, who makes his debut as lead Premier League play-by-play commentator, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux will call a season-opening tripleheader, beginning with Friday’s match live from Selhurst Park.
NBC Sports’ Premier League Mornings and Premier League Live team returns to the studio this season, featuring host Rebecca Lowe alongside analysts Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe, Tim Howard, and Danny Higginbotham.
On Friday, Lowe hosts the season-opening edition of Premier League Live alongside Mustoe and Howard (2 p.m. ET on USA Network).
Saturday’s coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on Peacock, followed by Mohamed Salah and Liverpool, who finished second in the Premier League last season, visiting newly promoted Fulham at 7:30 a.m. ET on Peacock. Four matches will be presented at 10 a.m. ET on Peacock: newly promoted Bournemouth v. Aston Villa, Leeds United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers, Newcastle v. newly promoted Nottingham Forest, and Tottenham v. Southampton.
At 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Everton host Christian Pulisic and Chelsea on USA Network and Universo. Drury, Dixon and Le Saux will call the action live from Goodison Park. Following Everton-Chelsea is Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET on USA Network.
Sunday’s coverage kicks off with Premier League Mornings at 8 a.m. ET on Peacock, followed by two matches at 9 a.m. ET on Peacock as Brentford visit Leicester City, while Manchester United and their new manager Erik ten Hag host Brighton & Hove Albion. At 11:30 a.m. ET on Peacock, defending PL champions Manchester City visit West Ham. Drury, Dixon and Le Saux will call the match live from London Stadium.
Opening weekend coverage concludes with Goal Zone at 1:30 p.m. ET on Peacock.
This season, Peacock will once again 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.
Following is the NBC Sports’ schedule for the first weekend of the Premier League season (all times ET, subject to change):
|Fri., Aug. 5||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Fri., Aug. 5||3 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. Arsenal||USA Network, Universo|
|Fri., Aug. 5||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|
|Sat., Aug. 6||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 6||7:30 a.m.||Fulham v. Liverpool||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 6||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 6||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Aston Villa||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 6||10 a.m.||Leeds United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 6||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. Nottingham Forest||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 6||10 a.m.||Tottenham v. Southampton||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 6||Noon||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Sat., Aug. 6||12:30 p.m.||Everton v. Chelsea||USA Network, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 6||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|
|Sun., Aug. 7||8 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||Peacock|
|Sun., Aug. 7||9 a.m.||Leicester City v. Brentford||Peacock|
|Sun., Aug. 7||9 a.m.||Manchester United v. Brighton & Hove Albion||Peacock|
|Sun., Aug. 7||11 a.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Sun., Aug. 7||11:30 a.m.||West Ham v. Manchester City||Peacock|
|Sun., Aug. 7||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|