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How to Watch the English Premier League Summer Series

You can catch all the action of the inaugural Premier League event on Peacock.  

By Andrew Woodin
Conor Gallagher, Andrey Santos and Ethan Ampadu of Chelsea warm up during a training session at Chelsea Training Ground on July 13, 2023

Summer’s about to get a hell of a lot hotter.

Officially kicking off July 22-30, the Premier League Summer Series is set to bring some of the best talent in England’s top flight of footy stateside for the first-ever event of its kind. Featured primarily on Peacock, six Premier League squads – Aston Villa, Brentford, Brighton, Chelsea, Fulham and Newcastle United – will battle for glory over the span of nine matches as the league looks to continue its brand expansion in the United States. Helping Uncle Sam host the event are five American cities on the east coast: Atlanta, Georgia; Orlando, Florida; Harrison, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Landover, Maryland.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters conveyed his excitement for the first-ever preseason tournament in the USA.

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“We are delighted to be bringing six clubs to the USA in July for the first-ever Premier League Summer Series,” stated Masters, according to NBC Sports. “Our clubs have incredible supporters in the U.S., who passionately follow their teams throughout the season. We have seen this dedication first-hand from the tens of thousands who have attended our Mornings Live fan events and are excited to be building on this by bringing live Premier League action to five cities this summer.”

Where can you watch the Premier League Summer Series matches?

NBC will host every match of the Premier League’s new event live on Peacock, though Match 8 will also air live on USA Network and Match 9 will air live on NBC.

Here's the schedule:

Saturday July 22

Match 1: Chelsea vs Brighton - 7 p.m. ET at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia - Watch live on Peacock

Sunday July 23

Match 2: Fulham vs Brentford - 4 p.m. ET at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia - Watch live on Peacock
Match 3: Newcastle vs Aston Villa - 7 p.m. ET at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia - Watch live on Peacock

Wednesday July 26

Match 4: Brentford vs Brighton - 5:30 p.m. ET at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta - Watch live on Peacock
Match 5: Chelsea vs Newcastle - 8:15 p.m. ET at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta - Watch live on Peacock
Match 6: Fulham vs Aston Villa - 7 p.m. ET at Exploria Stadium, Orlando - Watch live on Peacock

Friday July 28

Match 7: Brighton vs Newcastle - 7:30 pm ET at Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey - Watch live on Peaock

Sunday July 30

Match 8: Aston Villa vs Brentford - 12 pm ET at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland - Watch live on USA Network
Match 9: Chelsea vs Fulham - 2:45 pm ET at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland - Watch live on NBC

What are the players and coaches saying about the Premier League Summer Series?

Fresh off of being named Aston Villa’s Supporters’ Player and Players’ Player of the Season, Brazil star midfielder Douglas Luiz praised the opportunity to compete in the United States, and he plans to get some exploring in as well.

“I am so happy,” gushed Luiz, according to NBC Sports. “It is a good weather like it is in Brazil, I am so happy and excited to go to the U.S. It is ... very good people, and I want to visit and I want to know so much more. I am so excited to go with Aston Villa and I want to enjoy seeing as much as I can.”

Leon Bailey, Luiz’s teammate on Aston Villa, shares his comrade’s enthusiasm.

“I like the U.S. a lot, so I’m looking forward to a great time in the USA traveling to different states,” the Jamaican winger said. “It is a nice atmosphere, the people always come out in numbers and the support is brilliant. I’m really looking forward to it, and I think it is going to be brilliant.”

“I’ve been to L.A., Houston, D.C. and Orlando, with the last Gold Cup most of our games [with Jamaica] were played in Orlando,” he continued. “It’s great and we always get time to explore. So, it is nice, and you are playing football, and you enjoying it, but you are enjoying it in a different in a city, which is great.”  

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank is using the U.S.-based event as a tune-up for the upcoming season.

"It's going to be a very good experience," Frank noted, according to the team’s website. “We're going to play three very good games, and it's going to be good for the branding of the club: it's a market over there that I think is important to go to and explore.”

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“But, first and foremost, it’s performance first. It's about preparing the team to be ready to fly and attack the league next season. I’m looking forward to it."

Alan Shearer, who holds the record as the Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer, revealed to ProSoccerTalk what he believes will make the first-ever Stateside event so memorable.

“I love how passionate the fans are,” Shearer exclaimed about EPL fans in the USA. “They are obviously very knowledgeable. They obviously love their football very much. I understand it might not be the No. 1 sport in America, but soccer is growing and it is growing really fast. ... The more events like this, the more times that we, the Premier League, come over to America and showcase the Premier League and the trophy at these organized events, it is only going to get bigger.”

“I think this will be the first of many,” continued Shearer. “It wouldn’t surprise me at all if this was going to happen every single season. It will be a great tournament and a chance to see some Premier League legends and huge football clubs.”

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