The 2021-22 Premier League is now well underway, and here's how to watch every Premier League 2021/22 game live.
As the competition rages on, Manchester City and Liverpool continue to vie for the top spot. City is currently just out in front thanks to a one-point lead over Liverpool (74 points to Liverpool's 73).
These two top clubs actually just met in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday, April 16. During that match, Liverpool triumphed 3-2 and knocked City out of the tournament. Could The Reads be on track to overtake them in the Premier League table, too?
Here's how to watch the 2021/22 Premier League season live online so you can keep up with all the action as the season rages on.
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.
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 Peacock Premium . 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 owing to the blackout rule. Even if the game you're after is one of the 200 available to watch live, you'll then have to figure out whether to stream it on Sky Sports, Prime Video, and BT Sport.
As per usual, Sky Sports will be home to the bulk of the televised games this year. However, there are still 52 which are exclusive to BT Sport this season and there's a decent amount of upcoming games exclusive to the latter service. So, it's definitely worth considering if you want complete access to all the televised games this season.
What teams are in the Premier League in 2022?
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
Who won the Premier League in 2021?
The current Premier League champions are Manchester City. They secured the title last season after Manchester United defeater Leicester City, which meant City could no longer be caught by another team before the season concluded.
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. All fixtures are subject to change.
Please note: NBC and Peacock are showing every single match in the US, but not all games are televised in the UK due to football black-out rules. If scheduling info is missing, it will be added as and when it becomes available.
Tuesday, April 19
Liverpool vs Manchester United - 3 pm EDT on USA Network / 8 pm UK time on Sky Sports
Wednesday, April 20
Chelsea vs Arsenal - 2:45 pm EDT on USA Network / 7:45 pm UK time on Sky Sports
Everton vs Leicester City - 2:45 pm EDT on Peacock Premium / 7:45 pm UK time
Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace - 2:45 pm EDT on Peacock Premium / 7:45 pm UK time
Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion - 3 pm EDT on Peacock Premium / 8 pm UK time
Thursday, April 21
Burnley vs Southampton - 2:45 pm EDT on USA Network / 7:45 pm UK time on Sky Sports
Saturday, April 23
Arsenal vs Manchester United - 7:30 am EDT on USA Network / 12:30 pm UK time on BT Sport
Manchester City vs Walford - 10 am EDT on USA Network / 3 pm UK time
Leicester City vs Aston Villa - 10 am EDT on CNBC / 3 pm UK time
Norwich City vs Newcastle United - 10 am EDT on Peacock Premium / 3 pm UK time
Brentford vs Tottenham Hotspur - 12:30 pm EDT on NBC and Peacock Premium / 5:30 pm UK time on Sky Sports
Sunday, April 24
Chelsea vs West Ham United - 9 am EDT on USA Network / 2 pm UK time on Sky Sports
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Southampton - 9 am EDT on Peacock Premium / 2 pm UK time
Burnley vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - 9 am EDT on Peacock Premium / 2 pm UK time
Liverpool vs Everton - 11:30 am EDT on USA Network / 4:30 pm UK time on Sky Sports
Monday, April 25
Crystal Palace vs Leeds United - 3 pm EDT on USA Network / 8 pm UK time
Thursday, April 28
Manchester United vs Chelsea - 2:45 pm EDT / 7:45 pm UK time on Sky Sports
Martin is a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows.
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