Premier League TV games: Fixtures confirmed by Sky Sports and BT for opening weekend

Premier League TV games: Fixtures confirmed by Sky Sports and BT for opening weekend

There will be five games on television on the opening weekend of the Premier League season, but which ones will they be?

Manchester City will be hoping to to claim a third Premier League title in a row after pipping Liverpool to the crown last season.

And it is the Reds that will open up the new season when they take on newly-promoted Norwich City, live on Sky Sports, on Friday, August 9 at 8pm.

Then, on Saturday, champions will take on West Ham in the early kick-off, live on BT Sport at 12.30pm.

Premier League TV games

Premier League TV games: Man City will be live on BT Sport on the opening weekend of the season (Pic: GETTY)

After the 3pm fixtures have been concluded on Saturday, Tottenham will host Aston Villa, live on Sky Sports at 5.30pm.

Then on Sunday, Newcastle host Arsenal at 2pm on Super Sunday, followed by Manchester United vs Chelsea at Old Trafford, kick-off 4.30pm.

In the 3pm fixtures, Bournemouth host newly-promoted Sheffield United, it’s Burnley vs Southampton, Crystal Palace vs Everton, Leicester vs Wolves, and Watford vs Brighton.

The Blades will be hoping to get off to a positive start on their return to the Premier League after more than a decade.

Sheffield United

Sheffield United will take on Bournemouth in their opening game (Pic: GETTY)

Chris Wilder’s men defied the odds last season by gaining automatic promotion from the Championship.

Elsewhere, Championship play-off winners Aston Villa face a glamourous opening fixture with a trip to Tottenham’s new stadium.

Norwich will be thinking that they have the toughest opening game of the newly-promoted teams after they were handed a trip to Liverpool on the Friday night.

Jurgen Klopp’s men, fresh from their Champions League success in Madrid, will be hoping to go one better in the Premier League by beating Manchester City to the title.

Aston Villa

Aston Villa were promoted back to the Premier League through the Championship play-offs (Pic: GETTY)

Their astonishing 97 point haul was not enough last season with City amassing 98, the second highest in Premier League history.

Live Premier League fixtures on Sky Sports for the remainder of August and September will be announced in July.

In addition to Friday nights, Saturday evenings, Sunday afternoons and Monday nights, Sky Sports will also broadcast live Premier League matches on Saturday nights for the first time – all on a dedicated channel, Sky Sports Premier League.

BT Sport have taken the early Saturday slot for next season, swapping the Saturday evening game with Sky Sports.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will open up with a home fixture against Chelsea (Pic: GETTY)

FULL PREMIER LEAGUE OPENING WEEKEND FIXTURE LIST 

9: Liverpool vs Norwich City, 8pm SKY SPORTS

10: West Ham vs Manchester City, 12.30pm BT SPORT

10: Bournemouth vs Sheffield United, 3pm

10: Burnley vs Southampton, 3pm

10: Crystal Palace vs Everton, 3pm

10: Leicester vs Wolves, 3pm

10: Watford vs Brighton, 3pm

10: Tottenham vs Aston Villa, 5.30pm SKY SPORTS

11: Newcastle vs Arsenal, 2pm SKY SPORTS

11: Manchester United vs Chelsea, 4.30pm SKY SPORTS

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