Pubs and bars will be able to show action from all 20 Premier League clubs with BT Sport and Sky Sports televising a total of 33 matches by the start of October.
2017/2018 marks the first season in history that the Premier League has started on a Friday.
New Arsenal signing Alexandre Lacazette will be eager to prove himself as Sky Sports kicks off the new season with the Gunner’s first home game against Leicester. That same weekend, BT Sport covers newly promoted Brighton & Hove Albion’s tricky tie at home to Pep Guardiola’s star-studded Manchester City. This marks Brighton’s first ever game in the Premier League and their first appearance in England’s top flight in almost 34 years .
Sky Sports and BT Sports will both provide coverage for important matches between last season’s top five. Tottenham Hotspur face London rivals and reigning champions Chelsea in Spurs’ first game at their temporary home in Wembley. The following week, Sky Sports will be back again to see Arsenal travel to Anfield. At the end of September, BT Sport will have the cameras set up at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea welcome Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal as they continue their quest to retain the Premier League title.
Sky Sports will also screen important matches between the three promoted clubs. Newcastle United face a visit to fellow newcomers Huddersfield in the second week of the Premier League season. The Terriers appear to be a force to be reckoned with after breaking their transfer record three times in quick succession during the ongoing summer transfer window. As well as Brighton’s opener against Man City, the Seagulls will also appear on the box against South Coast rivals Bournemouth, fellow new-boys Newcastle and FA Cup winners Arsenal within the first couple of months.
Here’s the list in full. We’ve picked out our key games in bold.
Sky Sports and BT Sport live Premier League fixtures: