First televised matches of new Premier League season unveiled.

By Michelle Perrett

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Kick-off: early season televised games revealed
Kick-off: early season televised games revealed

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The Premier League season will launch on Friday 11 August at 7.45pm with Sky Sports covering new Arsenal signing Alexandre Lacazette’s first competitive game for the Gunners against Leicester.

The match will be the first the time the Premier League season has begun on a Friday night. It will be one of four live games showing on Sky on the opening weekend of the season.

Following the Friday night opener, the Sky cameras will then head to Vicarage Road for the visit of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to Watford on Saturday 12 August at 12.30pm. And on Super Sunday​ Sky will cover Newcastle’s return to the Premier League when they take on Tottenham at 1.30pm before screening Manchester United as they host West Ham at Old Trafford at 4pm.

BT Sport’s Premier League coverage begins on the south coast as league debutant’s Brighton & Hove Albion take on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the Amex Stadium on Saturday, 12 August. 

David Rey, managing director of Sky Business said:​ “These great fixtures, including huge showdowns like Spurs v Chelsea and Liverpool v Arsenal, are among the first of 126 Premier League games we’ll bring to Sky Sports pubs this season. In the first fortnight alone we’ll show matches featuring all of last year’s top six teams, kicking off with Arsenal on Friday Night Football. The opening weekend promises to be an unmissable three days of football, with some massive names in action, helping landlords to pull in the crowds and drive trade with the games that matter to pubgoers.”

BT Sport commercial customers director Bruce Cuthbert said: “What a fabulous start to the new season with newly promoted Brighton hosting Manchester City on the south coast on the opening day. And by 1 October, BT Sport will feature Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal no less than five times competing in Premier League and European competitions – something that’s guaranteed to pull in the crowds.”

Early season live matches on Sky and BT Sport

August

Arsenal v Chelsea in the FA Community Shield (Sunday 6 August, 2pm) – BT Sport

Real Madrid v Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup (Tuesday 8 August, 7.45pm) – BT Sport

Arsenal v Leicester City in the Premier League (Friday 11 August, 7.45pm) – Sky Sports

Watford v Liverpool in the Premier League (Saturday 12 August, 12.30pm) – Sky Sports

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City in the Premier League (Saturday 12 August, 5.30pm) – BT Sport

Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League (Sunday 13 August, 1.30pm) – Sky Sports

Manchester United v West Ham United in the Premier League (Sunday 13 August, 4pm) – Sky Sports

Liverpool v tbc in a UEFA Champions League Play Off (Tuesday 15 or Wednesday 16 August) – BT Sport

Swansea City v Manchester United in the Premier League (Saturday 19 August, 12.30pm) – Sky Sports

Stoke City v Arsenal in the Premier League (Saturday 19 August, 5.30pm) – BT Sport

Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United in the Premier League (Sunday 20 August, 1.30pm) – Sky Sports

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea in the Premier League (Sunday 20 August, 4pm) – Sky Sports

Manchester City v Everton in the Premier League (Monday 21 August, 8pm) – Sky Sports

Liverpool v tbc in a UEFA Champions League Play Off (Tuesday 22 or Wednesday 23 August) – BT Sport

Bournemouth v Manchester City in the Premier League (Saturday 26 August, 12.30pm) – Sky Sports

Manchester United v Leicester City in the Premier League (Saturday 26 August, 5.30pm) – BT Sport

West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City in the Premier League (Sunday 27 August, 1.30pm) – Sky Sports,

Liverpool v Arsenal in the Premier League (Sunday 27 August, 4pm) – Sky Sports

September

Manchester City v Liverpool in the Premier League (Saturday 9 September, 12.30pm) – Sky Sports

Stoke City v Manchester United in the Premier League (Saturday 9 September, 5.30pm) – BT Sport

Burnley v Crystal Palace in the Premier League (Sunday 10 September, 1.30pm) – Sky Sports

Swansea City v Newcastle United in the Premier League (Sunday 10 September, 4pm) – Sky Sports

West Ham United v Huddersfield Town in the Premier League (Monday 11 September,  8pm) – Sky Sports

Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League (Friday 15 September, 8pm) – Sky Sports

Crystal Palace v Southampton in the Premier League (Saturday 16 September, 12.30pm) – Sky Sports

Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City in the Premier League (Saturday 16 September, 5.30pm) – BT Sport

Chelsea v Arsenal in the Premier League (Sunday 17 September, 1.30pm) – Sky Sports

Manchester United v Everton in the Premier League (Sunday 17 September, 4pm) – Sky Sports

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League (Saturday 23 September, 12.30pm) – Sky Sports

Leicester City v Liverpool in the Premier League (Saturday 23 September, 5.30pm) – BT Sport

Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United in the Premier League (Sunday 24 September, 4pm) – Sky Sports

Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League (Monday 25 September, 8pm) – Sky Sports

Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League (Saturday 30 September, 12.30pm) – Sky Sports

Chelsea v Manchester City in the Premier League (Saturday 30 September, 5.30pm) – BT Sport 

October

Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League (Sunday 1 October, 12noon) – BT Sport

Everton v Burnley in the Premier League (Sunday 1 October, 2.15pm) – Sky Sports

Newcastle United v Liverpool in the Premier League (Sunday 1 October, 4.30pm) – Sky Sports

 

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