The 2021-22 Premier League is now officially underway, and here's how to watch every Premier League 2021/22 game live.
After a week away, the Premier League returned for the fourth match weekend. Cristiano Ronaldo marked his return to Manchester United with two goals (with others from Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard to steer the club to a 4-1 victory over Newcastle United.
Elsewhere Crystal Palace handed Spurs their first defeat of the season (3-0), and both Liverpool and Chelsea hammered Leeds and Aston Villa (respectively) 3-0 too.
Currently, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are all tied up at the top of the table, each sitting on 10 points. Manchester City, Brighton, and Tottenham are all just one point behind them, though. Will Manchester United manage to surge ahead, or will another club pull in front as the Premier League continues this weekend?
Here's how to watch the 2021-22 Premier League season live online to find out!
How to watch the Premier League in the United States
If you're wanting to watch the Premier League in the US, it's nice and easy. That's because NBCUniversal has the rights to every single game, so you can watch the entire season (all 380 matches) across NBC's platforms.
Most folks will find games on NBCSN (with a few spread across CNBC, USA, or NBC proper), which is available on every cable service or major streaming platform.
The most economical way to get NBCSN if you don't already have it is to sign up for the Sling Blue package on Sling TV. On its own, it costs $35 a month and gets you more than 40 channels — including NBCSN. But you can do even better if you pair it up with the Sling Orange plan, for $50 a month. (And that's after a Sling TV free trial.)
Premier League games on NBC and NBCSN will also be streamed at the NBCSports website and on the NBC Sports app.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg. For the full experience and access to all the Premier League games in the United States, you're going to need a subscription to Peacock — NBCUniversal's dedicated streaming service.
There's a catch, though. The free tier of Peacock isn't going to get the job done. You'll need a paid subscription to the Peacock Premium service.
For $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year, you can get the ad-supported version of Peacock Premium. If you don't want to see any ads, you can spend an additional $5 a month (or pay $99.99 annually). Either of these packages will allow you to watch live sports like the English Premier League and get you access to Peacock Originals, late-night talk shows, and next-day access to returning broadcast series.
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How to watch the Premier League in the UK
Despite the UK being the home of the Premier League, watching your favorite team can be a bit tricky. For a start, not every game is televised. And, of the 200 that are, matches are split between Sky Sports, Amazon Prime, and BT Sport.
As per usual, Sky Sport has the majority of matches available. Over the coming weekend, you'll find Newcastle v Leeds, Aston Villa v Everton, West Ham v Manchester United and Spurs v Chelsea showing live. Brentford v Liverpool, Southampton v Wolves, Arsenal v Spurs and Crystal Palace v Brighton will follow
BT has the exclusive rights to 52 matches this season. Over the coming weeks, you'll find Wolves v Brentford, Chelsea v Man City and Manchester United v Everton exclusively on BT Sport.
As we move towards winter, you'll then need to switch over to Amazon Prime, as there are two full rounds of the Premier League exclusive to Amazon (30 November - December 1 and 28 December).
What teams are in the Premier League in 2021?
One of the coolest things about the Premier League — especially when compared to professional sports in the United States — is that the teams change a bit every season. The bottom three teams in the Premier League at the end of the season (based on points) are "relegated" down one level to the English Football League Championship. (Also known as the Sky Bet Championship.) And the top two teams from the EFL are promoted to the Premier League. (A third team joins them after a little mini-tournament between the Nos. 3-6 teams in the EFL.)
It's great because it puts some real stakes on the season. It's not just about money — it's also about the indignity of being sent down a level. And it gives teams in the lower leagues impetus to play harder (and spend more money) to reach the top level. After the 2020-21 season, Fulham, West Brom and Sheffield United were relegated to the EFL, while Brentford, Norwich City and Watford were promoted.
It's roughly the equivalent of a Triple-A Minor League Baseball Team — say, the Durham Bulls — being promoted to Major League Baseball, and the Miami Marlins being sent down to Triple-A for the next season.
Here are the 20 teams that are competing in the Premier League in the 2021-22 season:
- Aston Villa
- Brentford (promoted)
- Brighton and Hove Albion
- Crystal Palace
- Leeds United
- Leicester City
- Manchester City
- Manchester United
- Newcastle United
- Norwich City (promoted)
- Tottenham Hotspur
- Watford (promoted)
- West Ham United
- Wolverhampton Wanderers
Premier League 2021-22 fixtures
Below you'll find a list of upcoming fixtures, updated throughout the 2021-22 season. You'll find the local kick-off time, as well as where you need to head to watch each match.
Note: NBC and Peacock are showing every single match in the US, but not all games are televised in the UK. If scheduling info is missing, it will be updated once it becomes available.
Monday 13 September
Everton vs Burnley - 3:00 pm EST on NBCSN / 8:00 pm BST on Sky Sports
Friday 17 September
Newcastle United vs Leeds - 3:00 pm EST on NBCSN / 8:00 pm BST on Sky Sports
Saturday 18 September
Wolves vs Brentford - 7:30 am EST on NBCSN / 12:30 pm BST on BT Sport
Burnley vs Arsenal - 10:00 am EST on NBCSN / 3:00 pm BST
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace - 10:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 3:00 pm BST
Manchester City vs Southampton - 10:00 am EST on the USA Network / 3:00 pm BST
Norwich vs Watford - 10:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 3:00 pm BST
Aston Villa vs Everton - 12:30 pm EST on NBC / 5:30 pm BST on Sky Sports
Sunday 19 September
Brighton vs Leicester City - 9:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 2:00 pm BST
West Ham vs Manchester United - 9:00 am EST on NBCSN / 2:00 pm BST on Sky Sports
Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea - 11:30 am EST on Peacock Premium / 4:30 pm BST on Sky Sports
Saturday 25 September
Chelsea vs Manchester City - 7:30 am EST on NBCSN / 12:30 pm BST on BT Sport
Everton vs Norwich - 10:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 3:00 pm BST
Leeds vs West Ham - 10:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 3:00 pm BST
Leicester City vs Burnley - 10:00 am EST on NBCSN / 3:00 pm BST
Manchester United vs Aston Villa - 7:30 am EST on Peacock Premium / 12:30 pm BST
Watford vs Newcastle United - 10:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 3:00 pm BST
Brentford vs Liverpool - 12:30 pm EST on NBCSN / 5:30 pm BST on Sky Sports
Sunday 26 September
Southampton vs Wolves - 9:00 am EST on NBCSN / 2:00 pm BST on Sky Sports
Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur - 11:30 am EST on NBCSN / 4:30 pm BST on Sky Sports
Monday 27 September
Crystal Palace vs Brighton - 3:00 pm EST on NBCSN / 8:00 pm BST on Sky Sports
Saturday 2 October
Manchester United vs Everton - 7:30 am EST on NBCSN / 12:30 pm BST on BT Sport
Burnley vs Norwich - 10:00am EST on Peacock Premium / 3:00 pm BST
Chelsea vs Southampton - 10:00am EST / 3:00pm BST
Leeds vs Watford - 10:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 3:00 pm BST
Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST
Wolves vs Newcastle United - 10:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 3:00 pm BST
Brighton vs Arsenal - 12:30 pm EST on NBC / 5:30 pm BST on Sky Sports
Sunday 3 October
Crystal Palace vs Leicester City - 9:00 am EST on NBCSN / 2:00 pm BST on Sky Sports
West Ham vs Brentford - 9:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 2:00 pm BST
Liverpool vs Manchester City - 11:30 am EST on NBCSN / 4:30 pm BST on Sky Sports
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