All that is unfolding ahead of a huge midweek round of matches as the 2022/23 schedule offers no rest for the weary until the World Cup break.
League leaders Arsenal will be up first when they travel to take on Leeds. If they fail to take all three points, the Gunners could be overtaken by Manchester City, who are in action at Liverpool in one of the marquee matchups of the slate.
The most attractive matchup might be the one happening at Old Trafford, where Man United host Newcastle in a battle of No. 5 vs. No. 6. Both clubs are keen on staying close to the leading pack, and a road win would continue to validate Eddie Howe’s work with the Magpies, who are going from strength to strength.
Two of the bottom three sides — Wolves and Nottingham Forest — will be desperate to take all three points when they face off at the Molineux. Just above them, Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is on the hot seat and would love nothing more than to drag West Ham back down to the relegation pack.
And as with every week, Premier League fans in the United States have the luxury of having every single match available to watch across NBC’s various broadcast and streaming platforms. The Sporting News breaks down all you need to know about watching the Oct. 1-3 slate of Premier League action in the USA:
|Fri, Oct. 14||Brentford 2, Brighton 0||HIGHLIGHTS|
|Sat, Oct. 15||Leicester vs. Crystal Palace||7:30 a.m.||USA Network, Universo, fuboTV|
|Sat, Oct. 15||Wolves vs. Nott’m Forest||10 a.m.||USA Network, Universo, fuboTV|
|Sat, Oct. 15||Fulham vs. Bournemouth||10 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sat, Oct. 15||Tottenham vs. Everton||12:30 p.m.||NBC, Universo, fuboTV, Peacock|
|Sun, Oct. 16||Southampton vs. West Ham||9 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sun, Oct. 16||Man United vs. Newcastle||9 a.m.||USA Network, Telemundo, fuboTV|
|Sun, Oct. 16||Leeds United vs. Arsenal||9 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sun, Oct. 16||Aston Villa vs. Chelsea||9 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sun, Oct. 16||Liverpool vs. Man City||11:30 a.m.||USA Network, Telemundo, fuboTV|
How to watch the Premier League in the USA
- Dates: Aug. 6, 2022-May 28, 2023
- TV channels: NBC, USA Network
- Spanish-language TV: Telemundo, Universo
- Streaming: Peacock, NBCSports.com (authenticated cable, satellite & telco subscribers), fuboTV
Premier League matches can be seen in the United States across NBC’s various broadcast and streaming platforms.
Landmark matches will be aired on NBC’s flagship station, available to all households in the country over free-to-air television. Other matches with cable designation will be broadcast on USA Network. The rest of the slate is sent to NBC’s streaming platform Peacock, which requires a premium subscription to access.
How to watch USA Network
USA Network can be found on most cable and satellite packages, including:
- AT&T U-verse HD: Channel 1125
- Charter Spectrum HD: Channel 760
- Comcast XFINITY TV HD: Channel 823
- Cox Communication HD: Channel 1028
- DirecTV HD: Channel 242
- DISH Network HD: Channel 105
- Time Warner Cable HD: Channel 55, 101
- Verizon FiOS: Channel 550
Channel listings may vary by market, and could be updated by the provider to a different channel at any time.
USA Network is also available via most streaming services, including:
- YouTube TV
- Sling TV (Blue package)
- Hulu + Live TV
- DirecTV Stream
Subscribers to fuboTV will be able to stream matches as usual that air on USA Network, NBC network, Telemundo and Universo.
What happened to NBCSN?
NBC Sports chairman Pete Bevacqua first announced the shutdown of NBCSN to employees in a memo on January 22, 2021, and then formally made it public later in the year.
NBC has been tight-lipped on the exact reason why NBCSN is being shut down, only calling it “part of a larger transition” in the internal memo.
It’s widely speculated that the shutdown of NBCSN is part of the company’s desire to push more sports content to its Peacock streaming service, hoping to entice fans to pay for a monthly subscription.
The network was first launched in 1995 as the Outdoor Life Network (OLN), carrying mainly outdoor sports, and then was rebranded to Versus (2006) with the acquisition of other sports properties, before ultimately becoming NBCSN in 2012.
Who is commentating Premier League matches?
The main play-by-play commentator for NBC’s Premier League coverage in the 2022-23 season is Peter Drury.
Drury is in his first season as lead commentator for NBC’s Premier League coverage, replacing Arlo White who was not re-signed after the expiration of his contract. White was the lead commentator for NBC’s Premier League coverage since the inception of NBC’s rights deal with the Premier League in 2012.
The 54-year-old Drury is considered one of the top soccer commentators in the world, having called FIFA, UEFA, and other top competitions since the mid-1990’s. Drury began his career at BBC Radio Leeds in 1990 where he called Leeds United games during the club’s run of European competition.
When will the Premier League break for the 2022 World Cup?
Leagues around Europe will have to stop midseason for the 2022 World Cup, which has been moved to the winter to accommodate the climate in host country Qatar. The summer months in Qatar are boiling hot and unsuitable for sporting competition, necessitating the move to the winter.
The Premier League season will pause after Matchweek 16, which ends on November 13, 2022.
The 2022 World Cup begins on November 21 and finishes on December 18. Premier League games will then restart on December 26, 2022, the day after Christmas.
Who won the Premier League in 2021-22?
Manchester City are defending champions of the Premier League in England, having won the title on the last day of the season.
Pep Guardiola led the club to its second straight league title in dramatic fashion, defeating Aston Villa 3-2 on the final day of the campaign to secure the title, finishing two points above challengers Liverpool.