Sky, BT reveal first live games: Season starts on a Friday!

Date published: Friday 7th July 2017 8:15

The 2017/18 Premier League season will begin on a Friday after Sky Sports and BT announced the first games scheduled for live coverage.

The Premier League announced the selected televised matches for the early weeks of the new season on Thursday.

And the Emirates Stadium will host the first game, with the Gunners playing 2015-16 champions Leicester with a 1945BST kick-off on Friday, August 11 on Sky Sports.

The traditional season curtain raiser is the Community Shield, which takes place at Wembley on Sunday, August 6 between Premier League champions Chelsea and FA Cup winners Arsenal.

Brighton’s Premier League debut, against Manchester City, will be live on BT Sport on Saturday, August 12 at 1730BST.

And Newcastle’s return to the top flight, against last season’s runners-up Tottenham, will be televised the following day at 1330BST before Manchester United’s home game with West Ham follows, also on Sky Sports.

The London derby between Spurs and defending champions Chelsea will be televised on Sky Sports, beginning at 1600BST at Wembley on Sunday, August 20.

Liverpool have two big games on Sky Sports either side of the international break, at home to Arsenal on Sunday, August 27 at 1600BST and at Manchester City on Saturday, September 9 at 1230BST.

Chelsea v Arsenal and Manchester United v Everton take place on Sunday, September 17, with both matches on Sky Sports.

Chelsea’s match with Manchester City on Saturday, September 30 will now take place at 1730BST on BT Sport.

Arsenal (6) have the most televised fixtures of any side, beating Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle and Tottenham (all 5).


Live fixtures for August
Friday 11 – Arsenal v Leicester (Sky Sports, 7.45pm)

Saturday 12 – Watford v Liverpool (Sky Sports, 12.30pm)

Saturday 12 – Brighton v Manchester City (BT Sport, 5.30pm)

Sunday 13 – Newcastle v Tottenham (Sky Sports, 1.30pm)

Sunday 13 – Manchester United v West Ham (Sky Sports, 4pm)

Saturday 19 – Swansea v Manchester United (Sky Sports, 12.30pm)

Saturday 19 – Stoke v Arsenal (BT Sport, 5.30pm)

Sunday 20 – Huddersfield v Newcastle (Sky Sports, 1.30pm)

Sunday 20 – Tottenham v Chelsea (Sky Sports, 4pm)

Monday 21 – Manchester City v Everton (Sky Sports, 8pm)

Saturday 26 – Bournemouth v Manchester City (Sky Sports, 12.30pm)

Saturday 26 – Manchester United v Leicester (BT Sport, 5.30pm)

Sunday 27 – West Brom v Stoke (Sky Sports, 1.30pm)

Sunday 27 – Liverpool v Arsenal (Sky Sports, 4pm)


Live fixtures for September
Saturday 9 – Manchester City v Liverpool (Sky Sports, 12.30pm)

Sunday 10 – Burnley v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports, 1.30pm)

Sunday 10 – Swansea v Newcastle (Sky Sports, 4pm)

Monday 11 – West Ham v Huddersfield (Sky Sports, 8pm)

Friday 15 – Bournemouth v Brighton (Sky Sports, 8pm)

Saturday 16 – Crystal Palace v Southampton (Sky Sports, 12.30pm)

Saturday 16 – Tottenham v Swansea (BT Sport, 5.30pm)

Sunday 17 – Chelsea v Arsenal (Sky Sports, 1.30pm)

Sunday 17 – Manchester United v Everton (Sky Sports, 4pm)

Saturday 23 – West Ham v Tottenham (Sky Sports, 12.30pm)

Saturday 23 – Leicester v Liverpool (BT Sport, 5.30pm)

Sunday 24 – Brighton v Newcastle (Sky Sports, 4pm)

Monday 25 – Arsenal v West Brom (Sky Sports, 8pm)

Saturday 30 – Huddersfield v Tottenham (Sky Sports, 12.30pm)

Saturday 30 – Chelsea v Manchester City (BT Sport, 5.30pm)


Live fixtures for October (more to be announced)
Sunday 1 – Arsenal v Brighton (BT Sport, 12pm)

Sunday 1 – Everton v Burnley (Sky Sports, 2.15pm)

Sunday 1 – Newcastle v Liverpool (Sky Sports, 4.30pm)


How many times is your team on TV from August to October 1?
Arsenal: 6
Bournemouth: 2
Brighton: 4
Burnley: 2
Chelsea: 3
Crystal Palace: 2
Everton: 3
Huddersfield: 3
Leicester: 3
Liverpool: 5
Manchester City: 5
Manchester United: 5
Newcastle: 5
Southampton: 1
Stoke: 2
Swansea: 3
Tottenham: 5
Watford: 1
West Brom: 2
West Ham: 3

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