Premier Picks: New boys Wolves kick off our Premier League coverage
All of last season’s top six will appear on BT Sport in the opening weeks of the season
After the drama of an incredible summer of football it’s only a matter of weeks before the Premier League rolls into town again.
It’s bound to be another scintillating season with a more twists, turns and tumbles than Neymar going full pelt at a bewildered back line.
Once again, we will be bringing you the very best coverage of the most exciting league in the world from kick-off in August, all the way to the campaign’s conclusion in May.
Here’s our Premier League line-up for August and September.
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton, Saturday August 11, 5.30pm
Chelsea v Arsenal, Saturday August 18, 5.30pm
Liverpool v Brighton & Hove Albion, Saturday August 25, 5.30pm
Manchester City v Newcastle United, Saturday September 1, 5.30pm
Watford v Manchester United, Saturday September 15, 5.30pm
Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur, Saturday September 22, 5.30pm
West Ham United v Manchester United, Saturday September 29, 12.30pm
Chelsea v Liverpool, Saturday September 29, 5.30pm
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton
Saturday August 11, 5.30pm
They cantered to the Championship title, amassing 99 points on the way – but how will Wolves fare now they are back in the pack with the big boys for the first time since 2012? They start with a home tie against an Everton side led by new boss Marco Silva and minus Wayne Rooney. If Wolves want to get off to a flyer they’ll likely need to find a way past England’s number one Jordan Pickford. One thing that is for sure is that pubs and clubs in Wolverhampton and beyond should be in for a busy shift on the first Saturday of the season.
Chelsea v Arsenal
Saturday August 18, 5.30pm
OK, this is an early shout but could this possibly be the Europa League final later in the season? Both of these London giants will be desperate to improve on last term when up and down seasons saw them finish outside the top four and those coveted Champions League places. It will also be the first taste of a London derby for new Gunners boss Unai Emery.
Liverpool v Brighton & Hove Albion
Saturday August 25, 5.30pm
If it doesn’t feel like it was that long ago when these two last met, you’d be right. Liverpool ran out 4-0 winners on the final day of the season at Anfield to confirm their place at Europe’s top table once more. They’ll be hoping for more of the same this time. Brighton, who are facing that tricky second season, will be hoping for a vast improvement on last year’s league return against the Reds which also saw them lose 5-1 at home.
Manchester City v Newcastle United
Saturday September 1, 5.30pm
Fans of the champions won’t have to wait long to see them on BT Sport. They welcome Newcastle United who were arguably one of the surprise packages last season and could prove to be very stubborn opposition. Those who enjoyed the World Cup this summer will get to see the likes of De Bruyne, Aguero and Jesus back in business with the day job.