Oct 13, 2021 | International |
STAMFORD, Conn. – First-place Chelsea visit Brentford Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock, and Universo, highlighting this weekend’s English Premier League action across NBC Sports.
Prior to last week’s international break, Chelsea defeated Southampton, 3-1, Oct. 2 to move to the top of the table. Chelsea, who have won three of their last four Premier League matches, have allowed three goals this season, tied with Manchester City for the best in the league. Brentford topped West Ham, 2-1, Oct. 3 behind a 94th-minute stoppage time goal from Yoane Wissa. Arlo White and Lee Dixon will call the match live from Brentford Community Stadium.
The weekend’s coverage gets underway Saturday with Premier League Mornings at 7 a.m. ET on Peacock, leading into Mohamed Salah and second-place Liverpool visiting Watford at 7:30 a.m. ET (Peacock). Salah has scored six goals this season, tied with Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy for most in the Premier League. This will be Watford’s first match under head coach Claudio Ranieri, who famously led Leicester City to the Premier League title in 2015-16, against preseason odds of 5,000-1.
Five matches will be presented live at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday: Aston Villa v. Wolverhampton Wanderers (NBCSN), Leicester City v. Manchester United (USA Network, Universo), Manchester City v. Burnley (Peacock), Norwich City v. Brighton & Hove Albion (Peacock), and Southampton v. Leeds United (Peacock).
Following is NBC Sports’ schedule for the Premier League this week (all times ET, subject to change):
Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has two more in the works, including one about the Rochester Lancers, due in 2022.
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