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Wednesday, August 9th, 2023
PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON BEGINS THIS FRIDAY, AUG. 11 – A LOOK AT PROMOTED CLUBS BURNLEY, LUTON TOWN, AND SHEFFIELD UNITED
Burnley Face Defending Premier League Champions Manchester City in Season-Opener this Friday, Aug. 11, at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network and Universo
Luton Town Set to Make Premier League Debut at Brighton & Hove Albion this Saturday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. ET on Peacock
Sheffield United Host Crystal Palace Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on Peacock
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 9, 2023 – The 2023-24 Premier League season, featuring newly promoted clubs Burnley, Luton Town, and Sheffield United, kicks off this weekend across the platforms of NBCUniversal, with the opening match on Friday, Aug. 11.
Following are profiles of the three newly promoted clubs heading into the 2023-24 Premier League season:
First match: Friday, Aug. 11 – Burnley v. Manchester City at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network and Universo.
Burnley open the 2023-24 Premier League season in the first match of the year as The Clarets host defending PL champions Manchester City from Turf Moor.
Led by manager Vincent Kompany, Burnley return to the Premier League for the first time since 2021-22 after winning the Championship as the club scored the most goals and conceded the fewest in 2022-23. Kompany, who was inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame last year, played 11 seasons for Manchester City (2008-19) and won 10 major trophies, including captaining the club to four Premier League titles.
Burnley have won two league titles in England’s top-tier (1920-21 and 1959-60) and have spent eight previous seasons in the Premier League. In 2017-18, Burnley qualified for the Europa League while finishing seventh in the PL, their best-ever Premier League finish.
Based in Burnley, Lancashire, The Clarets have played their home matches at Turf Moor since 1883.
First match: Saturday, Aug. 12 – Brighton & Hove Albion v. Luton Town at 10 a.m. ET on Peacock.
Luton Town, who have earned four promotions in the last 10 seasons, are set to make their Premier League debut on Saturday, Aug. 12, as the club visit Brighton & Hove Albion at 10 a.m. ET on Peacock.
Founded in 1885, The Hatters last played in England’s top-flight in the 1991-92 season, the year before the Premier League debuted in 1992-93. Luton Town earned promotion to the PL after defeating Coventry City on penalties in the Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley Stadium in May.
Forward Carlton Morris led Luton Town with 20 Championship goals last season, the third-most in the league.
The club, managed by Rob Edwards, spent five seasons in non-league football before earning promotion back into the Football League in 2013-14. The Hatters made it back to the Championship following the 2018-19 season.
Luton Town home matches are played at Kenilworth Road, which is set to become the smallest stadium to ever host a Premier League match with a capacity of 10,073.
First match: Saturday, Aug. 12 – Sheffield United v. Crystal Palace at 10 a.m. ET on Peacock.
Sheffield United return to the Premier League for the first time since 2020-21, opening the season at home v. Crystal Palace this Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on Peacock.
Led by manager Paul Heckingbottom, Sheffield United earned automatic promotion by finishing in second place in the Championship last season behind title-winners Burnley.
Sheffield United, who were one of the original 22 Premier League clubs in 1992, return for their sixth Premier League season.
Bramall Lane has served as The Blades’ home since the club’s formation in 1889.
Following is the NBC Sports’ schedule for the first weekend of the Premier League season (all times ET, subject to change):
|Fri., Aug. 11||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Fri., Aug. 11||3 p.m.||Burnley v. Manchester City||USA Network, Universo|
|Fri., Aug. 11||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|
|Sat., Aug. 12||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 12||7:30 a.m.||Arsenal v. Nottingham Forest||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 12||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. West Ham||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Luton Town||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Everton v. Fulham||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Sheffield United v. Crystal Palace||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 12||Noon||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 12||12:30 p.m.||Newcastle v. Aston Villa||NBC, Peacock, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 12||2:30 p.m.||Goal Rush||NBC, Peacock|
|Sun., Aug. 13||8 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||Peacock|
|Sun., Aug. 13||9 a.m.||Brentford v. Tottenham||Peacock|
|Sun., Aug. 13||11 a.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Sun., Aug. 13||11:30 a.m.||Chelsea v. Liverpool||Peacock|
|Sun., Aug. 13||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|
|Mon., Aug. 14||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Mon., Aug. 14||3 p.m.||Manchester United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||USA Network, Universo|
|Mon., Aug. 14||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|
Throughout the 2023-24 season, Premier League coverage will be featured across NBC, Peacock and USA Network. Peacock continues its expansive coverage of the Premier League this season — including exclusive matches, all games airing live on the NBC broadcast network, studio shows, full match replays, and more. USA Network begins its second full season as the cable home of the PL. Telemundo, Universo and Peacock will provide extensive Spanish-language coverage.
Peacock’s expansive programming offers the most live sports of any SVOD service in the United States, including live coverage of the Premier League, Sunday Night Football, Big Ten football (beginning in September), Olympic Games, MLB Sunday Leadoff, Notre Dame Football, NASCAR, NTT IndyCar Series, and much more. Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel.