Premier League newcomers, local rivalries, potential title challengers and teams who may be battling at the other end of the table all feature in the opening games of what is set to be another thrilling season live on BT Sport.
There is plenty of reasons for football fans from all over the country to visit you when the new season starts on September 12. With supporters still unable to go to stadiums, pubs and clubs are the best place to catch the live action.
We will be showing 58 live top flight games this campaign – our biggest ever season of Premier League football, and it all gets going on a September Saturday lunchtime in London…
Fulham vs Arsenal
Saturday September 12, 12.30pm
Fans of these two London clubs will still be on a high following their recent triumphs at Wembley. Fulham ensured a swift return to the top flight after an extra-time win over Brentford in August, while the Gunners have enjoyed FA Cup final and Community Shield glory in recent weeks.
Now they have the honour of kicking off the new Premier League season at Craven Cottage, in a match that your customers can enjoy at lunchtime live on BT Sport.
Pub Quiz Question 1
Who was the unlikely brace-netting match winner for Fulham in the Championship Play Off final?
Everton vs West Brom
Saturday September 19, 12.30pm
Our attention turns to another of the newly-promoted clubs with the Baggies heading to Goodison Park. The visitors have been away from the Premier League for a couple of seasons and they return to face a very different Everton. Iconic manager Carlo Ancelotti leads a side that will potentially feature former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich superstar James Rodriguez. It makes for intriguing viewing.
Pub Quiz Question 2
Carlo Ancelotti has won the Champions League three times as a manager with two different clubs. Name the clubs.
Southampton vs Tottenham
Sunday, September 20, 12:00pm
Our first Sunday game of the season will be live from St Mary’s. Southampton were one of the surprise packages last season. After looking doomed following the 9-0 reverse at home to Leicester they managed to turn their season around, comfortably finishing above the relegation zone thanks in large part to the spectacular return from Danny Ings.
Spurs have a dangerous English striker of their own in Harry Kane, who will be looking to get among the goals following a season disrupted by injury.
Jose Mourinho will be looking to stamp his authority and style on Spurs in his first full season as the boss.
Pub Quiz Question 3
How many Premier League goals did Danny Ings score last season?
Brighton vs Manchester United
Saturday September 26, 12.30pm
This is one of those fixtures that has consistently delivered in recent years. In two out of the last three meetings between the clubs on the south coast the home side has overturned its illustrious opponents. However, United gained the upper hand with a 3-0 victory last season. This match could give an indication if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side could launch a serious bid to break up the Manchester City/Liverpool duopoly at the top of the table.
Pub Quiz Question 4
In what year did these two clubs meet in the FA Cup Final?
Sheffield United vs Leeds
Sunday September 27, 12:00pm
The pub or club is definitely the place to catch this Yorkshire derby as Leeds return to the top flight after a 16 year absence. The fans might not be back in the ground but there will be plenty of atmosphere on the pitch and in the bar for this one.
Sheffield United won plenty of hearts and points with the way they rose to the challenge of the Premier League last season, and they will be keen to show Leeds that they remain the number one team in the county.
Pub Quiz Question 5
Eight teams from Yorkshire have played in the Premier League. Name them.
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Q1. Joe Bryan; Q2. AC Milan, Real Madrid; Q3. 22; Q4. 1983; Q5. Barnsley, Bradford, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday.