NBC Sports Airs Coverage of Lead Premier League's Liverpool v. Chelsea Today
As Championship Sunday approaches, the title race takes center stage in a meeting of the Premier League's top two clubs, when first-place Liverpool and leading scorer Luis Surez (30 goals) host second-place Chelsea today at 9:05 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White is joined by Lee Dixon for the call from Anfield.
NBCSN's weekend coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET Saturday with Premier League Live followed by Southampton v. Everton at 7:45 a.m. ET, and Fulham v. Hull City at 10 a.m. ET. All matches not shown on NBCSN in the Saturday 10 a.m. ET window will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no Extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.
NBC will feature coverage of Manchester United v. Norwich City at 12:30 p.m. ET Saturday, as Man United take to The Pitch for the first time this season without manager David Moyes in charge. Moyes was fired Tuesday after 10 months as manager. White and Dixon will be on site for the call from Old Trafford, as veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs takes charge of United on an interim basis.
NBCSN's slate of matches on Sunday also includes Sunderland, coming off a victory against second-place Chelsea and a draw with third-place Manchester City, facing Cardiff City at 7 a.m. ET. Following the Liverpool-Chelsea clash, U.S. Men's National Team and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard joins Steve Bower in the booth for Crystal Palace v. Manchester City at 11:10 a.m. ET.
This Sunday's live, 60-minute Match of the Day II at 1:30 p.m. ET features host Rebecca Lowe, former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe, and former Jamaican National Team player Robbie Earle providing in-depth analysis, post-match interviews and reaction, plus extended highlights with match commentators.
Premier League coverage continues on Monday, April 28 at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as fourth-place Arsenal host Newcastle. With only one point separating Arsenal and fifth-place Everton, the Gunners look to keep control of the race for the final Champions League spot.
All matches will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Lowe hosts Premier League Live alongside Mustoe and Earle.
All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets. Games airing on NBC Sports Network will be live streamed via "TV Everywhere," the media industry's effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
To date, AT&T U-verse(R), Bright House Networks, Cablevision's Optimum, Comcast's Xfinity TV, Cox, DIRECTV, Mediacom, Suddenlink, and Time Warner Cable have opted to carry the additional Premier League matches via the Premier League Extra Time package, and AT&T U-verse, Cablevision's Optimum, Charter, Comcast's Xfinity TV, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink and Verizon FiOS will make all Premier League games available through TV Everywhere. Additionally, over 100 NCTC partners have either signed-on to the Premier League Extra Time package or have opted-in via TV Everywhere, including Blue Ridge Communications, Buckeye CableSystem, CenturyLink Prism, and RCN. In some cases, the Premier League Extra Time package will be available in select markets.
Below is the schedule for the 36th week of the Premier League season (all times ET):
Date Time Home v. Away Network
Sat., April 26 6:30 a.m. Barclays Premier League Preview NBCSN
Sat., April 26 7 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., April 26 7:45 a.m. Southampton v. Everton NBCSN
Sat., April 26 10 a.m. Fulham v. Hull City NBCSN
Sat., April 26 10 a.m. Stoke City v. Tottenham Extra Time
Sat., April 26 10 a.m. Swansea City v. Aston Villa Extra Time
Sat., April 26 10 a.m. West Bromwich Albion v. West Ham Extra Time
Sat., April 26 12:30 p.m. Manchester United v. Norwich City NBC
Sat., April 26 2:30 p.m. Goal Zone NBC
Sun., April 27 2 a.m. Match of the Day NBCSN
Sun., April 27 6:30 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sun., April 27 7 a.m. Sunderland v. Cardiff City NBCSN
Sun., April 27 9:05 a.m. Liverpool v. Chelsea NBCSN
Sun., April 27 11:10 a.m. Crystal Palace v. Manchester City NBCSN
Sun., April 27 1 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Sun., April 27 1:30 p.m. NBCSN's Match of the Day II NBCSN
Mon., April 28 1 p.m. Barclays Premier League Review NBCSN
Mon., April 28 2 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Mon., April 28 3 p.m. Arsenal v. Newcastle NBCSN
Mon., April 28 5 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
NBC Sports Group presents the most ambitious, extensive and comprehensive coverage of the Premier League available anywhere in the WORLD with all 380 Premier League matches available live in the United States on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. In total, NBC Sports Group will present more than 1,600 hours of Premier League programming.