Christian Pulisic hopes to have a productive season for Chelsea prior to the World Cup. (Keith Furman/FrontRowSoccer)

The 2022-23 Premier League season kicks off Friday as offseason acquisition Gabriel Jesus and Arsenal visit Crystal Palace at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network and Universo.

Friday’s coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET on USA Network with a special, season-opening edition of Premier League Live.

This season marks NBC Sports’ 10th year as the U.S. media home of the English Premier League and will feature coverage across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, Telemundo and Universo. Peacock continues its expansive coverage of the Premier League this season, and USA Network kicks off its first full season as the cable home of the EPL.

U.S. men’s national team forward Christian Pulisic and Chelsea open their season at Everton on the USA Network on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports’ match commentary team of Peter Drury, who makes his debut as lead Premier League play-by-play commentator, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux will call a season-opening tripleheader, beginning with today’s match live from Selhurst Park.

NBC Sports’ Premier League Mornings and Premier League Live team returns to the studio this season, featuring host Rebecca Lowe alongside analysts Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe, Tim Howard, and Danny Higginbotham.

Lowe hosts Friday’s season-opening edition of Premier League Live alongside Mustoe and Howard (2 p.m. ET on USA Network).


Following are the networks and announcers for NBC Sports’ opening weekend Premier League coverage:

Date Time (ET) Match Platform Commentators
Fri., Aug. 5 3 p.m. Crystal Palace v. Arsenal USA Network Drury, Dixon, Le Saux
Sat., Aug. 6 7:30 a.m. Fulham v. Liverpool Peacock Jim Proudfoot, Jim Beglin
Sat., Aug. 6 10 a.m. Bournemouth v. Aston Villa Peacock Gary Taphouse, Tony Gale
Sat., Aug. 6 10 a.m. Leeds United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers Peacock David Stowell, Courtney Sweetman-Kirk
Sat., Aug. 6 10 a.m. Newcastle v. Nottingham Forest Peacock Ian Crocker, Andy Walker
Sat., Aug. 6 10 a.m. Tottenham v. Southampton Peacock Seb Hutchinson, Efan Ekoku
Sat., Aug. 6 12:30 p.m. Everton v. Chelsea USA Network Drury, Dixon, Le Saux
Sun., Aug. 7 9 a.m. Leicester City v. Brentford Peacock Tony Jones, Leon Osman
Sun., Aug. 7 9 a.m. Manchester United v. Brighton & Hove Albion Peacock Daniel Mann, Jim Beglin
Sun., Aug. 7 11:30 a.m. West Ham v. Manchester City Peacock Drury, Dixon, Le Saux


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 Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at