First-Place Manchester City Visit Stoke City This Saturday at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN & NBC UNIVERSO
Saturday at 10 a.m. ET: Third-Place Manchester United v. West Ham on NBCSN & NBC UNIVERSO & Fourth-Place Arsenal v. Sunderland on USA Network
Chelsea v. Bournemouth Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC & NBC UNIVERSO
Colorado Rapids & Republic of Ireland Forward Kevin Doyle Guests on THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Mon. at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 1, 2015 – After four months and 14 matches in the 2015-16 Premier League season, the top 10 clubs are separated by only nine points, ranging from 10th-place Southampton with 20 points to first-place Manchester City with 29 points. NBC Sports Group begins its last month of Premier League action in 2015 with a full slate of action this weekend on the networks of NBCUniversal.
Coverage begins this Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Stoke City v. first-place Manchester City at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Manchester City successfully rebounded from their 4-1 loss against Liverpool last week to defeat Southampton 3-1 at home on Saturday.
Coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET with third-place Manchester United v. West Ham on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, and fourth-place Arsenal v. Sunderland on USA Network. Manchester United come off a 1-1 draw v. second-place Leicester City, with United’s Bastian Schweinsteiger equalizing top Premier League scorer Jamie Vardy’s history-making goal. Vardy (14 goals) set a Premier League record on Saturday, becoming the first player ever to score in 11 straight Premier League matches.
Matches not featured on NBCSN or USA Network 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.
Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC and NBC UNIVERSO present Chelsea v. Bournemouth. Chelsea come off a goalless draw against Tottenham on Sunday, while Bournemouth, looking for crucial points amid relegation threat, come off a thrilling 3-3 draw against Everton. Led by Junior Stanislas’ first two goals of the season, the Cherries earned the draw through Stanislas’ second goal, a dramatic stoppage-time equalizer. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match joined by Graeme Le Saux at Stamford Bridge.
Coverage on Sunday, Dec. 6, begins at 10 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Newcastle v. Liverpool on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO. Liverpool have found their rhythm with new manager Jurgen Klopp, winning their last two Premier League matches. White calls the match joined by Lee Dixon at St James’ Park.
Live coverage wraps up Monday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live followed by Everton and leading scorer Romelu Lukaku (10 goals, second-most in BPL) hosting Crystal Palace at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Rebecca Lowe hosts 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.
Saturdays throughout the Premier League season, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, hosted by former Jamaican National Team Player Robbie Earle and Mustoe, airs at 5 p.m. ET on the terrestrial NBC Sports Radio Network as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com and the NBC Sports Radio mobile app. For more information, and to download the app, visit NBCSportsRadio.com.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Bennett airs Mondays at 11 p.m. ET throughout the Premier League season. Colorado Rapids and Republic of Ireland forward Kevin Doyle will be this Monday’s guest.
Through this Sunday, Dec. 6, NBC Sports Group is asking fans to “show their pub some love” by submitting nominations for NBC Sports Group’s contest to find best Premier League bar in America. Visit NBCSports.com/BestPLBarContest for more information.
All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage this weekend (all times ET):
|Sat., Dec. 5||6 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 5||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Dec. 5||7:45 a.m.||Stoke City v. Manchester City||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Dec. 5||10 a.m.||Manchester United v. West Ham||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Dec. 5||10 a.m.||Arsenal v. Sunderland||USA|
|Sat., Dec. 5||10 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Tottenham||Extra Time|
|Sat., Dec. 5||10 a.m.||Swansea City v. Leicester City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Dec. 5||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Aston Villa||Extra Time|
|Sat., Dec. 5||10 a.m.||Watford v. Norwich||Extra Time|
|Sat., Dec. 5||12:30 p.m.||Chelsea v. Bournemouth||NBC, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Dec. 5||11 p.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 6||1 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 6||10 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 6||11 a.m.||Newcastle v. Liverpool||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., Dec. 6||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 6||11 p.m.||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Sun., Dec. 6||Midnight||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 7||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 7||3 p.m.||Everton v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 7||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 7||10:30 p.m.||Barclays Premier League World||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 7||11 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Mon., Dec. 7||11:30 p.m.||Premier League Encore||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–