Three Weeks Remaining: Title & Champions League Races Heat up, Fight to Avoid Relegation Intensifies
Fourth-Place Manchester City v. Crystal Palace This Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
League-Leaders Chelsea v. Middlesbrough Monday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN
New Live THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 3, 2017 – With Championship Sunday less than three weeks away, NBC Sports Group presents a full slate of matches this week, with five match days in a six-day span beginning this Friday, May 5, at 3 p.m. ET with West Ham United v. second-place Tottenham on NBCSN. Tottenham are coming off a 2-0 win over rivals Arsenal in the North London Derby on Sunday. The result assured that Spurs would finish above the Gunners, currently in sixth-place, for the first time since 1995. Tottenham, who are in search of their first title since 1960-61, sit four points behind league-leaders Chelsea with four matches remaining.
Weekend Premier League coverage continues this Saturday, May 6, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by fourth-place Manchester City v. Crystal Palace at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Manchester City sit in the fourth and final Champions League position, as four Premier League giants jockey for a top-four finish come Championship Sunday – third-place Liverpool, City, fifth-place Manchester United and sixth-place Arsenal. With a game in hand over Liverpool, City look to gain crucial points against Crystal Palace after coming off a 2-2 draw at Middlesbrough.
Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN presents coverage of Hull City v. recently-relegated Sunderland, while CNBC hosts coverage of Leicester City v. Watford. Leading into the end of the season, the third storyline is the fight to avoid relegation. 17th-place Hull City are just two points above the relegation zone, and are looking to extend that gap when they host Sunderland.
Coverage continues Saturday at Noon ET with Premier League Live on NBC, followed by Swansea City v. Everton. The Swans are fighting relegation as well, and currently sit in 18th place, two points from safety. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Lee Dixon at Liberty Stadium. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live and Goal Zone, joined by former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
This week’s Premier League Sunday coverage begins this Sunday, May 7, at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Liverpool v. Southampton on NBCSN. Saturday at 11 a.m. ET, NBCSN and Telemundo host coverage of sixth-place Arsenal v. fifth-place Manchester United. The Gunners, in jeopardy of missing out on a top-four finish for the first time under manager Arsene Wenger, face United, who enter the weekend one point off the top-4. White calls the match, joined by analysts Dixon and Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium.
On Monday, May 8, coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by a clash between a team aiming for the title, and one looking to avoid relegation, as league-leaders Chelsea host 19th-place Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough will be relegated on Monday if Hull City better their result, or if Swansea win and Middlesbrough lose. White calls the match, joined by Dixon and Le Saux.
Following Monday’s match, NBCSN presents a new live episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies at 5:30 p.m. ET.
On Wednesday, May 10, coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Southampton v. Arsenal at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
All matches not on NBCSN in multiple television windows will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.
All Premier League games 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. The NBC Sports app will stream all matches via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku.
NBC Sports Digital presents four Premier League Productions programs each week throughout the season, available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, as well as Premier League Shorts, a short-form, digital-exclusive video series. Click here for more information.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s mid-week soccer coverage (all times ET):
|Fri., May 5||3 p.m.||West Ham v. Tottenham||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 6||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 6||7:30 a.m.||Manchester City v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., May 6||10 a.m.||Hull City v. Sunderland||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 6||10 a.m.||Leicester City v. Watford||CNBC|
|Sat., May 6||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||Extra Time|
|Sat., May 6||10 a.m.||Burnley v. West Bromwich Albion||Extra Time|
|Sat., May 6||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Stoke City||Extra Time|
|Sat., May 6||Noon||Premier League Live||NBC|
|Sat., May 6||12:30 p.m.||Swansea City v. Everton||NBC|
|Sat., May 6||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 7||6 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 7||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 7||8:30 a.m.||Liverpool v. Southampton||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 7||11 a.m.||Arsenal v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., May 7||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 8||12 p.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 8||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 8||3 p.m.||Chelsea v. Middlesbrough||NBCSN, Universo|
|Mon., May 8||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 8||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Wed. May 10||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed. May 10||2:45 p.m.||Southampton v. Arsenal||NBCSN|
|Wed. May 10||4:45 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
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