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Miami – August 7, 2017 – Telemundo Deportes, the Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, presents extensive coverage of the 2017-2018 season of the Premier League beginning Saturday, August 12 at 9:30 a.m. ET with Chelsea vs. Burnley. The opening weekend will feature some of the league’s top clubs including last season’s champion Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham.
The season’s debut will also feature the return of Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez to the league. The Mexican National team all-time leading goal scorer is expected to make his first competitive appearance with West Ham when the team faces his former club Manchester United on Sunday, August 13, with live coverage on Telemundo beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET. Lead play-by-play commentators Andres Cantor and Manuel Sol will travel to Old Trafford Stadium to cover the match from site and provide in-depth coverage around the opening weekend and the anticipated return of the Mexican soccer star. Cantor will also appear on NBC Sports Group’s “Premier League Live” on Sunday morning on NBCSN, as part of their extensive on-site presence for the kickoff of the season.
Throughout the season, Telemundo Deportes will present 140 live matches that will air across Telemundo and Universo and streamed via TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo App. In addition, Telemundo Deportes will stream another 80 matches exclusively on its digital platforms beginning Friday, August 11.
This season’s play-by-play commentary will be led by Andrés Cantor, Sammy Sadovnik, Copán Álvarez, Carlos Hermosillo and Manuel Sol. The commentators will also contribute to the pre and post analysis alongside Miguel Gurwitz. The broadcasts will be enhanced by more studio programming than ever before including the launch of “La Liga Premier 3er Tiempo,” a one-hour recap show that will air live on Telemundo every Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. The show will review the complete Premier League action and present discussion and analysis around the top storylines of the league as well as other international soccer news and updates from around the world. It will be hosted by renowned soccer expert Gurwitz who will lead the show’s discussion alongside Cantor, Hermosillo, Sol, Sadovnik and Álvarez. In addition, on every match day, the coverage will feature “La Liga Premier Extra,” a special show to preview the day’s fixture.
TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes social media platforms will complement the coverage with extensive content, video highlights, stats, features, interviews, and news and updates throughout the season.
As the new season kicks off, last season’s champion Chelsea return to defend their title after a record of 30 wins last season; Belgian Romelu Lukaku joins Jose Mourinho and Manchester United as the team seeks another title which they haven’t achieved since the 2012-2013 season; and the Old Trafford legend, Wayne Rooney, returns to Everton, the club where he debuted as a young professional player back in 2002. In addition, Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola is back with new additions to the team that will help strengthen their defense after struggling last season; and Harry Kane from Tottenham is after his third straight Golden Boot.
This season is also back with an impressive roster of Latino players competing in the league including Hernandez from Mexico, Alexis Sánchez and Claudio Bravo from Chile, Sergio Aguero and Pablo Zabaleta from Argentina, Gabriel Jesus and David Luiz from Brazil, David Ospina from Colombia, Antonio Valencia and Jefferson Moreno from Ecuador, José Salomón Rondón from Venezuela, among many others.
Telemundo Deportes is the sports division of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and one of the leading providers of sports content in Spanish in the United States. It is the Spanish-language home to two of the world’s most popular sporting events: the FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032, and broadcasts other important sports events including the FIFA World Cup™ CONCACAF qualifying matches, and the Premier League. Telemundo Deportes is also home to “Boxeo Telemundo Ford,” the #1 boxing program in Spanish, and “Titulares y Más,” the #1 sports news, entertainment and commentary show in Spanish, among other recognized sports properties.
Schedule of upcoming matches (next two weeks):
***Subject to change***
All matches will be preceded by the 30-minute pre-game show “Premier League Extra.”
All broadcasts are also available on live stream via TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo App
|Fri, Aug. 11||2:40 PM||Arsenal vs. Leicester||Telemundo Deportes En Vivo App|
|Sat, Aug. 12||7:25 AM||Watford vs. Liverpool||Telemundo Deportes En Vivo App|
|9:55 AM||Chelsea vs Burnley||Universo|
|9:55 AM||Everton vs. Stoke||Telemundo Deportes En Vivo App|
|12:25 PM||Brighton vs. Man City||Universo|
|Sun, Aug. 13||8:25 AM||Newcastle vs. Tottenham||Universo|
|10:55 AM||Man United vs. West Ham||Telemundo|
|Sat, Aug. 19||7:25 AM||Swansea City vs. Man United||Universo|
|9:55 AM||Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace||Universo|
|12:25 PM||Stoke City vs. Arsenal||Universo|
|Sun, Aug. 20||8:25 AM||Huddersfield vs. Newcastle||Telemundo Deportes En Vivo App|
|10:55 AM||Tottenham vs. Chelsea||Telemundo|
|Mon, Aug. 21||2:55 PM||Man City vs. Everton||Telemundo Deportes En Vivo App|
For more information on the schedule visit TelemundoDeportes.com