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PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON BEGINS THIS FRIDAY – A LOOK AT PROMOTED CLUB FULHAM

Fulham, Following a One-Season Absence, Return to Premier League and Host Mohamed Salah & Liverpool this Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET on Peacock

Arsenal Visit Crystal Palace in Season-Opener This Friday, Aug. 5 at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network and Universo

Peacock Features 8 Matches This Saturday and Sunday, Including Defending Champion Manchester City’s Opener at West Ham

“The 2 Robbies” Podcast 2022-23 Premier League Season Preview Available Now

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 3, 2022 – The 2022-23 Premier League season kicks off this week across the platforms of NBCUniversal, marking NBC Sports’ 10th year as the exclusive U.S. media home of the Premier League, as three newly-promoted clubs – Fulham, Bournemouth, and Nottingham Forest – are in action this weekend.

Fulham are back in the Premier League after winning the Championship last season following a one-year absence from the PL.

Following is a profile of Fulham heading into the 2022-23 Premier League season:

First match: Saturday, August 6 – Fulham v. Liverpool at 7:30 a.m. ET on Peacock

Fulham return to the Premier League after a one-year absence by earning an automatic promotion as 2021-22 Championship winners. Fulham totaled 90 points (27-9-10) in the Championship last season, topping second-place Bournemouth by two points.

Helmed by former Everton boss Marco Silva, Fulham seek to remain in the top-flight after being relegated in each of their last three Premier League seasons: 2013-14, 2018-19, and 2020-21. Silva has previously managed Everton, Hull City, and Watford in the Premier League.

Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrović, who was named 2021-22 Championship Player of the Season, set the league’s single-season record by scoring 43 goals in 44 appearances last season.

Based in Fulham, London, the club plays at Craven Cottage and is owned by Shad Khan, who also owns the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.

THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST

“The 2 Robbies” podcast returns today as Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe are back from summer break to preview the 2022-23 Premier League season. Click here to listen to the season preview episode or click here to watch on YouTube.

Throughout the season, Earle and Mustoe discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every matchweek on “The 2 Robbies” podcast. The “2 Robbies” podcast is available anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Following is the NBC Sports’ schedule for the first weekend of the Premier League season (all times ET, subject to change):

DateTime (ET)MatchPlatform
Fri., Aug. 52 p.m.Premier League LiveUSA Network
Fri., Aug. 53 p.m.Crystal Palace v. ArsenalUSA Network, Universo
Fri., Aug. 55 p.m.Goal ZoneUSA Network
Sat., Aug. 67 a.m.Premier League MorningsPeacock
Sat., Aug. 67:30 a.m.Fulham v. LiverpoolPeacock
Sat., Aug. 69:30 a.m.Premier League LivePeacock
Sat., Aug. 610 a.m.Bournemouth v. Aston VillaPeacock
Sat., Aug. 610 a.m.Leeds United v. Wolverhampton WanderersPeacock
Sat., Aug. 610 a.m.Newcastle v. Nottingham ForestPeacock
Sat., Aug. 610 a.m.Tottenham v. SouthamptonPeacock
Sat., Aug. 610 a.m.Goal RushPeacock
Sat., Aug. 6NoonPremier League LiveUSA Network
Sat., Aug. 612:30 p.m.Everton v. ChelseaUSA Network, Universo
Sat., Aug. 62:30 p.m.Goal ZoneUSA Network
Sun., Aug. 78 a.m.Premier League MorningsPeacock
Sun., Aug. 79 a.m.Leicester City v. BrentfordPeacock
Sun., Aug. 79 a.m.Manchester United v. Brighton & Hove AlbionPeacock
Sun., Aug. 711 a.m.Premier League LivePeacock
Sun., Aug. 711:30 a.m.West Ham v. Manchester CityPeacock
Sun., Aug. 71:30 p.m.Goal ZonePeacock

NBC Sports will feature coverage across NBC, Peacock and USA Network this season. 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 PL.

The season opens on Friday, Aug. 5 as offseason acquisition Gabriel Jesus and Arsenal visit Crystal Palace at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network and Universo. Coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET on USA Network with a special, season-opening edition of Premier League Live.

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 Friday’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.

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

Saturday’s coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on Peacock, followed by Mohamed Salah and Liverpool, who finished second in the Premier League last season, visiting newly promoted Fulham at 7:30 a.m. ET on Peacock. Four matches will be presented at 10 a.m. ET on Peacock: newly promoted Bournemouth v. Aston Villa, Leeds United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers, Newcastle v. newly promoted Nottingham Forest, and Tottenham v. Southampton.

At 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Everton host Christian Pulisic and Chelsea on USA Network and Universo. Drury, Dixon and Le Saux will call the action live from Goodison Park. Following Everton-Chelsea is Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET on USA Network.

Sunday’s coverage kicks off with Premier League Mornings at 8 a.m. ET on Peacock, followed by two matches at 9 a.m. ET on Peacock as Brentford visit Leicester City, while Manchester United and their new manager Erik ten Hag host Brighton & Hove Albion. At 11:30 a.m. ET on Peacock, defending PL champions Manchester City visit West Ham. Drury, Dixon and Le Saux will call the match live from London Stadium.

Opening weekend coverage concludes with Goal Zone at 1:30 p.m. ET on Peacock.

This season, Peacock will once again stream all games airing on the NBC broadcast network live. In addition, Peacock will feature studio shows, full match replays and the Premier League TV channel. All matchdays and windows exclusively on Peacock will feature NBC Sports’ Premier League studio coverage.

–NBC SPORTS–