The 2021-22 season of the English Premier League is into its second month. Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo are back together and the reunion is off to a great start. The Portuguese superstar netted a pair of goals in his first game back with his old club, and Man U sits at the top of the standings alongside Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton. Manchester City, Brighton and Tottenham are only a point back after four games.
Soccer fans in the US can watch Premier League games live on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA Network. Spanish-language broadcasts are shown on Telemundo and Universo. And NBC's streaming serviceshows games each week of the season. Most matches are on NBCSN or Peacock, with the occasional match shown Saturday or Sunday afternoon on NBC.
Matchweek 5 kicks off on Friday afternoon with a match between Newcastle and Leeds, with six more games on Saturday and three on Sunday. Keep reading to see your options for watching English football from across the pond in the US.
Which Premier League games are on this week?
The fifth matchweek of the 2021-22 season runs from Friday to Sunday, with Ronaldo and co. playing an away match against Southampton on Saturday. But the tastiest matchup of the week is a London derby on Sunday between Spurs and Chelsea, with Chelsea's $130 million summer signing Romelu Lukaku absolutely on fire right now.
Here's the US broadcast schedule for matchweek 5 (all times ET):
Friday, Sept. 17
- Newcastle vs. Leeds, 3 p.m. on NBCSN and Universo
Saturday, Sept. 18
- Wolves vs. Brentford, 7:30 a.m. on NBCSN and Universo
- Burnley vs. Arsenal, 10 a.m. on NBCSN
- Man City vs. Southampton, 10 a.m. on USA Network and Universo
- Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. on Peacock
- Norwich City vs. Watford, 10 a.m. on Peacock
- Aston Villa vs. Everton, 12:30 p.m. on NBC and Universo
Sunday, Sept. 19
- West Ham vs. Man Utd, 9 a.m. on NBCSN and Telemundo
- Brighton vs. Leicester City, 9 a.m. on Peacock
- Spurs vs. Chelsea, 11:30 a.m. on Peacock
The Guardian has match previews.
How to watch the Premier League without cable
US residents don't need a cable or satellite TV subscription in order to watch NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, Universo and Telemundo -- or authenticate an account in order to stream the matches on NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports app. All of the major include these NBC-related channels, and you can use a live TV streaming subscription to log in to NBC Sports livestreams online.
If you live in an area with good reception, you can watch the Premier League games shown on NBC for free just by attaching anto nearly any TV.
Peacock offers three tiers: a limited free plan and two Premium plans. The ad-supported Premium plan costs $5 a month, and the ad-free Premium plan costs $10 a month. You need one of the Premium plans to watch Premier League games live and full-game replays, though highlights are available on the free tier.
Sling TV's $35-a-month Blue plan includes NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and Universo. Neither of its plans include Telemundo. You can add CNBC for an extra $6 per month. Enter your address here to see which local channels are available where you live.
YouTube TV costs $65 a month and includes all six NBC-related channels. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area.
FuboTV costs $65 per month and includes the six NBC channels. Click here to see which local channels you get.
Hulu with Live TV costs $65 a month and includes NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network and Telemundo. You can add Universo for an extra $5 a month. Click the "View channels in your area" link on its welcome page to see which local channels are offered in your ZIP code.
DirecTV Stream's basic, $70-a-month package includes NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network and Telemundo. You'll need to upgrade to the $95-a-month plan to get Universo. You can use its channel lookup tool to see which local channels are available where you live.
All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials (except Peacock, which just has a free tier), and all allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our.