Second Episode of Behind the Badge: Watford FC Premieres This Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN
All Top-Five Premier League Teams Featured on NBC or NBCSN this Weekend
West Ham United v. Fourth-Place Arsenal This Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC
Everton v. Manchester United Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN & TELEMUNDO
Victor Cruz to Guest on THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW This Monday Live at 5:30 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 29, 2016 – First-place Chelsea visit third-place Manchester City this Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, highlighting NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend. All top-five Premier League teams will be featured on NBC or NBCSN this week.
The Blues enter the match with seven consecutive Premier League wins, most recently defeating 5th-place Tottenham 2-1. Spurs’ goal in that match was the first conceded by Chelsea in six league matches. City are unbeaten in six league matches, and are coming off a 2-1 win against Burnley on Saturday. Sergio Aguero scored both goals in the match, and is now tied with Chelsea’s Diego Costa as joint-top scorers in the Premier League (10 goals). Steve Bower calls the match, joined by Graeme Le Saux at Etihad Stadium. Coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN.
Saturday’s Premier League coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET with Tottenham v. Swansea City on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, and Crystal Palace v. Southampton on CNBC. The Swans grabbed their first win under new American manager Bob Bradley this Saturday, the club’s first win since the opening weekend of the Premier League season. The dramatic 5-4 victory over Crystal Palace featured two goals in stoppage time from Swansea’s Fernando Llorente.
All matches not on NBCSN or CNBC in the Saturday 10 a.m. ET television 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. In addition, on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET, the Premier League’s Goal Rush product will be featured on Premier League Extra Time as well as via the NBC Sports app and on NBCSports.com.
Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC presents coverage of West Ham United v. fourth-place Arsenal. The Gunners are coming off a 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday, featuring two goals from their leading scorer Alexis Sanchez. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by Lee Dixon at Emirates Stadium.
Premier League coverage continues this Sunday, December 4, at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Bournemouth v. second-place Liverpool. Liverpool, tied on points with third-place Manchester City and just one point behind leaders Chelsea, must cope without Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho, who is sidelined with an ankle injury.
Sunday at 11 a.m. ET, NBCSN and TELEMUNDO host coverage of Everton v. Manchester United. The Red Devils drew 1-1 against West Ham United on Sunday, while the Toffees look to rebound following a 1-0 loss to Southampton. White calls the match, joined by Dixon at Old Trafford.
Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, NBCSN presents the second episode of Behind the Badge: Watford FC, a four-part series that provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Hornets. Voiced by BBC presenter and former English footballer Gary Lineker, this week’s episode features the players’ recovery after their hard-fought win against Leicester City, discusses the club’s one-of-a-kind internship program, and looks back on one of the most memorable moments in the team’s history. The episode will also include a tour of the club’s training facilities, given by defender Adrian Mariappa. Click here for more information on the entire series.
Live match coverage concludes this Monday, December 5, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Middlesbrough v. Hull City at 3 p.m. ET.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone and Premier League Live, joined by former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett will air live Monday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. New York Giants WR Victor Cruz will be this week’s guest in advance of the team’s NBC Sunday Night Football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sun., Dec. 11.
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 soccer coverage this week (all times ET):
|Sat., Dec. 3||6 a.m.||Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 3||6:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 3||7:30 a.m.||Manchester City v. Chelsea||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Dec. 3||9:30 a.m.||Goal Rush||Extra Time|
|Sat., Dec. 3||10 a.m.||Tottenham v. Swansea City||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Dec. 3||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Southampton||CNBC|
|Sat., Dec. 3||10 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Watford||Extra Time|
|Sat., Dec. 3||10 a.m.||Sunderland v. Leicester City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Dec. 3||10 a.m.||Stoke City v. Burnley||Extra Time|
|Sat., Dec. 3||12:30 p.m.||West Ham United v. Arsenal||NBC, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Dec. 3||11:30 p.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 4||6 a.m.||Premier League World||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 4||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 4||8:30 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Liverpool||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 4||11 a.m.||Everton v. Manchester United||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., Dec. 4||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 4||2 p.m.||Behind the Badge: Watford FC||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 4||Midnight||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 5||1 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 5||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 5||3 p.m.||Middlesbrough v. Hull City||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 5||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 5||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 5||7 p.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 5||9 p.m.||Premier League Review||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–