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2018-19 Premier League TV schedule released

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The TV schedule has been released for the first batch of games in the 2018/19 Premier League season on NBC Sports.

Bring. It. On. The dates and times are now locked in for the first two months of the season. For more details on how to watch and opening weekend, click here.

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The full TV schedule for the PL games up until October 1 are below, plus you can watch every single second of every single game live online via NBC Sports.com,the NBC Sports App and by purchasing the “Premier League Pass” via NBC Sports Gold.

Gold also includes an extensive selection of shoulder programming such as Premier League News, Premier League Today and NBC Sports originals such as Premier League Download and much more.

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You can also watch Premier League “Goal Rush” at for all the goals as they go in around the grounds. Goal Rush is available via NBC Sports.com and the NBC Sports App.

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If you’re looking for full-event replays of Premier League games, you can find them here for the games streamed on NBCSports.com and here for the games on NBC Sports Gold.

All times below are listed in Eastern Time.


Matchweek 1
Fri., Aug. 10 3 p.m. Manchester United v. Leicester City NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 11 7 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 11 7:30 a.m. Newcastle v. Tottenham NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 11 10 a.m. Huddersfield v. Chelsea TBD
Sat., Aug. 11 10 a.m. Bournemouth v. Cardiff City TBD
Sat., Aug. 11 10 a.m. Fulham v. Crystal Palace TBD
Sat., Aug. 11 10 a.m. Watford v. Brighton & Hove Albion TBD
Sat., Aug. 11 12:30 p.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Everton NBC
Sun., Aug. 12 7:30 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 12 8:30 a.m. Liverpool v. West Ham TBD
Sun., Aug. 12 8:30 a.m. Southampton v. Burnley TBD
Sun., Aug. 12 11 a.m. Arsenal v. Manchester City NBCSN

Matchweek 2
Sat., Aug. 18 7:30 a.m. Cardiff City v. Newcastle NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. Tottenham v. Fulham TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. Burnley v. Watford TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. Everton v. Southampton TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. Leicester City v. Wolverhampton Wanderers TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. West Ham v. Bournemouth TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 12:30 p.m. Chelsea v. Arsenal NBC
Sun., Aug. 19 8:30 a.m. Manchester City v. Huddersfield NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 19 11 a.m. Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester United NBCSN
Mon., Aug. 20 3 p.m. Crystal Palace v. Liverpool NBCSN

Matchweek 3
Sat., Aug. 25 7:30 a.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Manchester City NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Arsenal v. West Ham TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Bournemouth v. Everton TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Fulham v. Burnley TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Huddersfield v. Cardiff City TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Southampton v. Leicester City TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 12:30 p.m. Liverpool v. Brighton & Hove Albion NBC
Sun., Aug. 26 8:30 a.m. Watford v. Crystal Palace NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 26 11 a.m. Newcastle v. Chelsea NBCSN
Mon., Aug. 27 3 p.m. Manchester United v. Tottenham NBCSN

Matchweek 4
Sat., Sept. 1 7:30 a.m. Leicester City v. Liverpool NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Burnley v. Manchester United TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Chelsea v. Bournemouth TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Brighton & Hove Albion v. Fulham TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Crystal Palace v. Southampton TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Everton v. Huddersfield TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. West Ham v. Wolverhampton Wanderers TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 12:30 p.m. Manchester City v. Newcastle NBC
Sun., Sept. 2 8:30 a.m. Cardiff City v. Arsenal NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 2 11 a.m. Watford v. Tottenham NBCSN

Matchweek 5
Sat., Sept. 15 7:30 a.m. Tottenham v. Liverpool NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Manchester City v. Fulham TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Newcastle v. Arsenal TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Chelsea v. Cardiff City TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Huddersfield v. Crystal Palace TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Bournemouth v. Leicester City TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 12:30 p.m. Watford v. Manchester United NBC
Sun., Sept. 16 8:30 a.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Burnley NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 16 11 a.m. Everton v. West Ham NBCSN
Mon., Sept. 17 3 p.m. Southampton v. Brighton & Hove Albion NBCSN

Matchweek 6
Sat., Sept. 22 7:30 a.m. Fulham v. Watford NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Liverpool v. Southampton TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Cardiff City v. Manchester City TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Manchester United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Burnley v. Bournemouth TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Crystal Palace v. Newcastle TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Leicester City v. Huddersfield TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 12:30 p.m. Brighton & Hove Albion v. Tottenham NBC
Sun., Sept. 23 8:30 a.m. West Ham v. Chelsea NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 23 11 a.m. Arsenal v. Everton NBCSN

Matchweek 7
Sat., Sept. 29 7:30 a.m. West Ham v. Manchester United NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Huddersfield v. Tottenham TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Arsenal v. Watford TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Manchester City v. Brighton & Hove Albion TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Southampton TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Everton v. Fulham TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Newcastle v. Leicester City TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 12:30 p.m. Chelsea v. Liverpool NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 30 11 a.m. Cardiff City v. Burnley NBCSN
Mon., Oct. 1 3 p.m. Bournemouth v. Crystal Palace NBCSN

Leicester City’s Rodgers: “Good news” on Vardy injury

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Brendan Rodgers says there’s good news when it comes to the injury suffered by Jamie Vardy in Leicester City’s 4-1 blowout of West Ham United on Wednesday.

Vardy hurt his glute in the win, temporarily returning to the match after treatment from the trainer but ultimately subbing off before halftime.

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“It wasn’t his hamstring, so that’s good news for us,” Rodgers said, via The Leicester Mercury.

“He just felt a twinge in his glute, so we just have to wait and see on that in the next day or so. Thankfully his hamstring is okay and he just felt some pain in his glute, so we will have to assess that over the next few days.”

Vardy has a Premier League-best 17 goals, one more than Man City’s Sergio Aguero.

He was replaced by Kelechi Iheanacho, who assisted one of Ayoze Perez’s two goals on the day. Perez’s seven goals are second on Leicester, while James Maddison‘s six are third.

Iheanacho has six goals and three assists in 485 minutes and there’s reason to believe he can feast off Leicester’s playmaking if Vardy needs a match or two to heal.

Whether he can fill Vardy’s shoes in the long-term is a big question, especially as Leicester aims to return for the Champions League.

Transfer rumor roundup: Willian Jose to Spurs, Bournemouth after Croatian CB

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London could get itself another Willian.

Willian Jose, 28, was left out of Real Sociedad’s squad at his request on Wednesday, with the club Tweeting that he’d prefer not to play until his situation is resolved.

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Jose Mourinho said he would not comment on another team’s players, but Willian Jose could help Spurs bridge the gap to Harry Kane‘s return.

Willian Jose has been a double-digit scorer for Real Sociedad in La Liga for the previous three seasons, and is well on his way to another 10-goal campaign. He’s got eight goals in 20 matches this season.

Bournemouth needs defensive help, and is reportedly rivaling Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers for Portuguese giant Toni Borevkovic.

The 22-year-old Croatian has one goal in just over 3000 minutes with the side since arriving from domestic side NK Rudes.

He’s averaging 1.3 interceptions, .9 tackles, and 3.3 clearances per game in league play.

Rio Ave sits seventh in Portugal’s top flight and is managed by former Premier League boss Carlos Carvalhal.

Dropped points in Top Four race point to wild February

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Regardless of whether Wolves end Liverpool’s unbeaten Premier League season on Thursday, there will be five teams within seven points of fourth place heading into Matchweek 25.

Chelsea has 40, a comfortable-enough six-point lead on Manchester United, Spurs, and Wolves (who meet Liverpool at 3 p.m. ET Thursday on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com). Sheffield United has 33 points.

February, specifically the next three matchweeks, will see the teams inside that group learn a lot more about their fates, and give Chelsea and Sheffield United big opportunities to cement their places in the Top Four and Seven, respectively.

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In the case of the latter, it’s because the Blades are the only team in the bunch who don’t face a Top Four six-pointer; Chris Wilder‘s men will meet Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, and Brighton, while the others will be beating up each other.

Chelsea’s path is fraught, but a big opportunity. The Blues travel to Leicester City before hosting both Manchester United and Spurs. Nine points there would effectively Top Four-proof Frank Lampard‘s side.

By the way, how’s this for a hot take? If any of Chelsea, Man Utd, or Spurs find their center forward or playmaker help in the window, they’ll have a leg up on their Top Four rivals. And, really, is that extra few million pounds worth the spoils of the Champions League? Yup.

Bruno Fernandes is not (yet) with United, and the Red Devils face Wolves and Chelsea in their next two matches. Spurs have City and Chelsea. Tumult is probable!

A draw with Newcastle and loss at Watford dampened Wolves’ hopes of riding into fourth. Beginning with Thursday’s visit from Liverpool, however, Nuno Espirito Santo‘s men face three of the Top Seven and then a visit from Norwich City. It’s not over.

And don’t entirely rule out Leicester City from dropping into the fray; The Foxes host Chelsea and Man City, and visit Wolves.

One more nod, however improbable: Arsenal sits 10 points back of fourth but meets Burnley, Newcastle, and Everton over those three match weeks. A perfect run could have the Gunners thinking big (Man City is after that, alas).

Matchday 25
Leicester City v. Chelsea
Crystal Palace v. Sheffield United
Manchester United v. Wolves
Spurs v. Man City

Matchday 25
Sheffield United v. Bournemouth
Wolves v. Leicester City
Chelsea v. Manchester United
Aston Villa v. Tottenham Hotspur

Matchday 27
Chelsea v. Tottenham Hotspur
Leicester City v. Man City
Wolves v. Norwich City
Sheffield United v. Brighton
Manchester United v. Watford

Spurs play Wolves the next week, too!

Mourinho doesn’t have attacking options, but he does have ‘family’

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In this “whole new Jose Mourinho” world, the key word is family.

Mourinho said it six times in his post-match presser after Tottenham Hotspur scrapped to a 2-1 defeat of Norwich City on Wednesday in London.

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Spurs had an early lead disappear when Ryan Sessegnon gave away a penalty to Max Aarons, and Teemu Pukki converted it for a 70th-minute deadlock.

Heung-Min Son scored nine minutes later. It was a win that is good for the whole family.

From Football.London:

“It was fantastic what happened after the 1-1, which happens in a difficult moment for us where I look to the bench and I don’t have attacking players to change the game the team is a little bit fatigued, especially Lucas, Son and of course Lamela. I took him off because he was in trouble and he is a player who is coming from very important and long injury, so very difficult.

“How can we change the game? With the family spirit, the family character and desire.”

Mourinho also praised Giovani Lo Celso‘s work on the wing for attack-short Spurs as “a good experience for the family,” and Paulo Gazzaniga‘s support for returned goalkeeper Hugo Lloris as “a good member of the family and he is such a special friend of Hugo.”

I mean, I’m getting the warm and fuzzies.

Clearly, Mourinho is stressing unity and there’s a bit of bunker mentality involved, as the manager mentioned some dicey calls not going their way against Watford, Liverpool, and now Norwich.