WATCH: Premier League TV schedule – Week 1

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Boy, it’s good to have the Premier League back!

The 2014-15 season is upon as and below is the full TV schedule and details of how you can watch every game live on your TV.s tablets or online via NBC Sports.

On Saturday Manchester United kick things off against Swansea live on NBCSN at 7:45 a.m. ET. Coming your way at 10 a.m. ET, new boys Leicester City welcome Everton to the King Power Stadium on NBCSN, then Arsenal and managerless Crystal Palace clash at the Emirates Stadium on NBC at 12:30 p.m. ET.

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Then on Sunday last seasons runners up Liverpool welcome Southampton to Anfield, watch that live on NBCSN at 8:30 a.m. ET. After that match the show continues up to Newcastle as reigning champions Manchester City kick off their title defense at St. James’ park at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Week one will finish off with new boys Burnley welcoming Chelsea to the hostile confides of Turf Moor on NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET.

You can watch NBC Sports Group for our feature games and watch every single second of every single game live this season online via NBC Sports Live Extra and the NBC Sports Live Extra App.Via your TV you can watch the games live on Premier League Extra Time. If you’re looking for full-event replays of Premier League games, you can find them here. They are available soon after the final whistle, but rights limit us to a certain number each week.

Here’s your full TV schedule for the coming days. Enjoy.

FULL TV SCHEDULE

Saturday

7:45 a.m. ET: Manchester United vs. Swansea City – NBCSN
10:00 a.m. ET: Leicester City vs. Everton – NBCSN
10:00 a.m. ET: Stoke City vs Aston Villa – Premier League Extratime
10:00 a.m. ET:  Queens Park Rangers vs. Hull City – Premier League Extratime 
10:00 a.m. ET: West Brom vs. Sunderland – Premier League Extratime 
10:00 a.m. ET:  West Ham vs. Tottenham – Premier League Extratime 
12:30 p.m. ET: Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace – NBC

Sunday

8:30 a.m. ET: Liverpool vs. Southampton – NBCSN
11:00 a.m. ET: Newcastle United vs. Manchester City – NBCSN

Monday

3:00 p.m. ET: Burnley vs. Chelsea – NBCSN

AT THE HALF: Manchester derby scoreless after 45 minutes

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After 45 minutes, the final Manchester derby of the 2016-17 Premier League season — the one that’ll go a long, long way toward deciding which of the city’s sides will finish in the top-four — is scoreless, but not without incident.

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The game’s best chances thus far fell Manchester City’s way, as Sergio Aguero missed a clear-cut chance after 10 minutes — Kevin De Bruyne whipped in the perfect ball to the back post, and Aguero put it wrong side of David De Gea‘s post.

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Ander Herrera has, once again, be Manchester United’s danger man, combining well with Marcus Rashford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but Claudio Bravo made the one save he was forced into during the first half. One thing to keep an eye on during the final 45 minutes: Rashford picked up a knock very early on, and struggled to move around the field after that.

STREAM LIVE: The Manchester Derby

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The third Manchester Derby of the season is the first away from Old Trafford, as Manchester United visits Manchester City (Watch live, 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday.

There’s much on the line, as the sides sit just two points apart in the race for the Top Four. Man City would leapfrog third-place Liverpool with a win, while United could join the Reds on 66 points with a match-in-hand.

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Sergio Aguero starts for Man City, with Gabriel Jesus on the bench.

On the other side, it’ll be a physical middle-third guarded by Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick, and Marouane Fellaini. Wayne Rooney and Jesse Lingard start on the bench.

LINEUPS

Manchester City: Bravo, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Otamendi, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Sterling, De Bruyne, Sane, Aguero. Subs: Caballero, Sagna, Fernando, Navas, Clichy, Gabriel Jesus, A. Garcia

Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Darmian; Herrera, Carrick, Fellaini, Mkhitaryan; Rashford, Martial. Subs: Romero, Shaw, Fosu-Mensah, Tuanzebe, Young, Lingard, Rooney.

Ex-Liverpool CEO shares biting story of Suarez transfer

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Ian Ayre’s got jokes.

The former Liverpool CEO lifted the lid on some transfer stories during a Merseyside lecture this week.

Of note, Ayre admitted that the club thought Dele Alli demanded too much given what he had produced when the Reds has the chance to sign him as a 16-year-old, and said that Liverpool could’ve landed Alexis Sanchez but the player wanted to live in London (“We couldn’t move the football club to London, unfortunately,” he quipped).

The best part relayed by Sky Sports had to do with Luis Suarez, and shows the relentless nature of the transfer market. Clearly Barcelona had interest in Suarez before the fiery striker bit Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, because, well…

“I remember the sporting director of Barcelona calling me during that game, immediately as Suarez bit the player, and he said to me ‘my friend, he’s bitten somebody, how can this be the price?’ I said ‘he’d already bitten somebody when you first bid!'”

We’re sure there’s a certain amount of storytelling in there, but undoubtedly some truth.

Given Barca paid a reported $84 million for the striker, the asking price couldn’t have started that much higher.

Men in Blazers podcast: Chelsea tops Spurs, Top Four predictions

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Rog and Davo return to discuss Chelsea’s FA Cup semifinal victory over Spurs, update their Top Four predictions (again), and dive into the depths of the relegation zone. Plus, the very important movement to change “Hudson Street” to “Ray Hudson Street.”

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