If you blinked, you may have missed the Premier League off-season. TheThe pandemic caused a delay in the English football season, which suspended games in the spring and did not end until the end of July. Liverpool won their first title in 30 years this summer and began their title defense when the Premier League season 2020-21 began last month.
Soccer fans in the US can watch Premier League games live on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and NBC’s new streaming service,2; which is ̵ . Most matches are on NBCSN or Peacock, with occasional matches shown on Saturday afternoon on NBC. Keep reading to see your options for watching English football this season.
What Premier League games are going on this week?
The fifth match week of the 2020-21 season takes place from Saturday to Monday, with five matches on NBCSN, one game on NBC and four matches on Peacock.
Here is the US broadcast schedule for match week 5 (always ET):
Saturday 17 October
- Chelsea vs. Southampton, 10 on NBCSN
- Manchester City vs Arsenal, 12:30 on NBC
- Newcastle United against Manchester United, at 15 at Peacock
Sunday 18 October
- Sheffield United vs. Fulham, 7 at Peacock
- Crystal Palace vs. Brighton, 9 at Peacock
- Spurs vs. West Ham, 11:30 on NBCSN
- Leicester City Vs. Aston Villa 14:15 at Peacock
Monday 19 October
- West Brom Vs. Burnley, 12:30 on NBCSN
- Leeds United vs. Wolves, 3pm on NBCSN
The Guardian has previews of matches.
Which teams are the favorites this season?
There are four heavy favorites. Manchester City finished second to Liverpool last season and opened as the favorite to capture the 2020-21 Premier League title, despite missing Lionel Messi. Liverpool had the second best odds of winning the league but have moved on with a perfect 3-0 start to the season before losing their last match. They are followed by Chelsea – and its American superstar Christian Pulisic – and Manchester United.
After four weeks, however, Everton and Aston Villa have yet to lose and sit on top of the Premier League standings.
Which teams were relegated and promoted?
Bournemouth, Norwich City and Watford finished bottom of the table last season and have been relegated to the second division, the EFL Championship. As a replacement for the relegated clubs and promotion to the top flight, Fulham, Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion, all big teams are happy to return to the Premier League.
How to watch Premier League without cable
US residents do not need a cable or satellite TV subscription to watch NBC, NBCSN or the USA Network – or authenticate an account to stream the matches on NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports app. All the big onesincludes NBC, NBCSN and USA Network, and you can use a TV streaming to log in to NBC Sports livestreams online.
Peacock will show 175 live matches throughout the season and will also have full replays available on request for all 380 matches during the 2020-21 season. Replays will be available after 21:00 ET (18:00 PT) match day.
If you live in a well-received area, you can watch Premier League games shown on NBC for free just by attaching ato almost any TV.
Peacock offers three levels: a limited free plan and two premium plans. The ad-supported Premium plan costs $ 4.99 per month and the ad-free Premium plan costs $ 9.99 per month. You need one of the Premium plans to watch Premier League games live and full game playbacks, although there are highlights at the free level. Read our Peacock review.
Sling TV’s $ 30 per month Blue plan includes NBC, NBCSN and USA Network. Enter your address here to see which local channels are available where you live. Read our Sling TV review.
Hulu with Live TV costs $ 55 per month and includes NBC, NBCSN and USA Network. Click on the “Show channels in your area” link on its welcome page to see which local channels are offered in your zip code. Read our Hulu with Live TV review.
YouTube TV costs $ 65 per month and includes NBC, NBCSN and USA Network. Connect your postcode on the welcome page to see which local networks are in your area. Read our YouTube TV review.
All of the above live TV streaming services offer free trial versions (except Peacock, which only has one free level), and all allow you to cancel at any time and require a solid internet connection. Are you looking for more information?.