Sky Sports have revealed the live Premier League fixtures that they will broadcast throughout the first two months of the 2016/17 season, with defending champions Leicester set to open the new campaign against recently promoted Hull City. In a swap ...
Sky Sports have revealed the live Premier League fixtures that they will broadcast throughout the first two months of the 2016/17 season, with defending champions Leicester set to open the new campaign against recently promoted Hull City.
In a swap from last season, Sky will now broadcast the early Saturday fixture as the new television broadcasting rights deal kicks in for the Premier League, with BT Sport taking up the 17:30 kick-off.
Sky Sports will continue to show two matches on the majority of Sundays throughout the season, with the opening weekend set to see Jose Mouinrhoâ€™s first competitive match as Manchester United manager shown live at 13:30 when they take on Bournemouth before a hotly-anticipated clash between Arsenal and Liverpool at 16:00.
As well as showing Mourinhoâ€™s first match, Sky Sports will also boast Antonio Conteâ€™s opening fixture as Chelsea manager when the Blues take on West Ham in the first London derby of the season.
The new campaign will also see the introduction of regular Friday night matches, with United set to be the first team to compete in such a fixture when they take on Southampton at Old Trafford on 19 August. United actually played Aston Villa last season on a Friday, but that was a one-off event due to an English Defence League march taking place the following afternoon.
BT Sport meanwhile will broadcast Pep Guardiolaâ€™s first match in charge of Manchester City on Saturday evening as the former Bayern Munich manager opens his account up against Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium.
Sky Sports will show 126 matches this season with all 20 Premier League clubs set to feature at least once before the end of September.
Sky Sports live fixtures:
Hull City vs Leicester City,Â Saturday 13 August, 12.30pm
Bournemouth vs Manchester United, Sunday 14 August, 1.30pm
Arsenal vsÂ Liverpool, Sunday 14 August,Â 4.00pm
Chelsea vs West Ham, Monday 15 August,Â 8.00pm
Manchester United vsÂ Southampton, Friday 19 August, 8.00pm
Stoke City vsÂ Manchester City, Saturday 20 August, 12.30pm
Sunderland vs Middlesbrough, Sunday 21 August, 1.30pm
West Ham vsÂ Bournemouth, Sunday 21 August, 4.00pm
Tottenham vs Liverpool, Saturday 27 August,Â 12.30pm
West Bromwich Albion vs Middlesbrough, Sunday 28 August, 1.30pm
Manchester CityÂ vsÂ West Ham, Sunday 28 August, 4.00pm
Manchester UnitedÂ Â vsÂ Manchester City, Saturday 10 September, 12.30pm
Swansea City vsÂ Chelsea, Sunday 11 September, 4.00pm
SunderlandÂ vsÂ Everton, Monday 12 September, 8.00pm
ChelseaÂ vsÂ Liverpool, Friday 16 September, 8.00pm
Crystal Palace vsÂ Stoke City, Sunday 18 September,Â 2.15pm
Tottenham vsÂ Sunderland,Â Sunday 18 September,Â 4.30pm
Manchester United vsÂ Leicester City, Saturday 24 September,Â 12.30pm
West Ham vsÂ Southampton,Â Sunday 25 September, 4.00pm
BurnleyÂ vsÂ Watford, Monday 26 September, 8.00pm
BT Sport live fixtures:
Manchester City v Sunderland, Saturday 13 August, 5.30pmÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Leicester City v Arsenal, Saturday 20 August,Â 5.30pmÂ Â
Hull City v Manchester United, Saturday 27 August,Â 5.30pm
Liverpool v Leicester City, Saturday 10 September,Â 5.30pm
Everton v Middlesbrough, Saturday 17 September, 5.30pm
Watford v Manchester United, Sunday 18 September, 12.00pm
Arsenal v Chelsea, Saturday 24 September,Â 5.30pm
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