World Cup year means it’s an early start to the top flight action
With a winter World Cup on the horizon, it is guaranteed to be a Premier League season like no other.
And while England and Wales’ journeys in Qatar will give pubs and clubs something to look forward to in November, there’s plenty of Premier League action to enjoy first.
Thanks to our partnership with Amazon, BT Sport customers can screen up to 72 live Premier League games this season – and that’s before we even get to the UEFA Champions League.
We begin our coverage at Craven Cottage on Saturday 6th August. Here’s what’s coming your way live on BT Sport in the early weeks of the season.
Fulham vs Liverpool
Saturday 6th August, 12.30pm
And so it begins. Fulham face Liverpool after bouncing back from the Championship once more. The Cottagers will be without Fabio Carvalho, who will need to remember to go into the away changing room, with the likes of fellow new signing Darwin Nunez and the superstars that came so close to winning the title last season. It’s quite the start.
Aston Villa vs Everton
Saturday 13th August, 12.30pm
Two men who spent much of their careers being questioned about whether they could play together go head-to-head on the touchline. Both Gerrard and Lampard will be looking to get their season off to a solid start, so they can be in the hunt for European places, rather than the scrap at the other end of the table.
Spurs vs Wolves
Saturday 20th August, 12.30pm
After securing a UEFA Champions League spot, Antonio Conte’s next mission will be to sustain a Premier League title challenge. He’s been busy in the transfer market as Spurs look to fight on various fronts. Wolves went largely under the radar last season, but a top 10 finish is certainly something for Bruno Lage to build on.
Southampton vs Man United
Saturday 27th August, 12.30pm
Will the real Southampton and Manchester United please stand up? Both of these sides had their moments last season, but they had plenty of difficult ones too. A tough game to predict, which means it should make a for fine lunchtime entertainment!
We are getting in early with our first midweek Premier League takeover. Every side will be in action across three days – and you can show them all live on BT Sport.
The pick of the bunch may well be new boys Nottingham Forest traveling to face the champions. There’s also that Premier League classic – Liverpool vs Newcastle, plus Erik ten Hag’s Man United up against Leicester, which may be a useful barometer of their progress under the new boss.
Tuesday 30th August
Crystal Palace vs Brentford, 7,30pm
Fulham vs Brighton, 7.30pm
Southampton vs Chelsea, 7.45pm
Leeds United vs Everton, 8pm
Wednesday 31st August
Man City vs Nottingham Forest, 7.30pm
Arsenal vs Aston Villa, 7.30pm
Bournemouth vs Wolves, 7.30pm
West Ham vs Spurs, 7.45pm
Liverpool vs Newcastle, 8pm
Thursday 1st September
Leicester vs Man Utd, 8pm
Everton vs Liverpool
Saturday 3rd September, 12.30pm
We start our weekend coverage in September with a Merseyside derby. Everton have won just one of these since 2010, and fans couldn’t even celebrate that behind closed doors clash. A win here would do Frank Lampard a world of good.
Fulham vs Chelsea
Saturday 10th September, 12.30pm
How do you follow a Merseyside derby? How about with a London one. We are back in the capital to see if Fulham can shock their celebrated neighbours.
Wolves vs Man City
Saturday 17th September, 12.30pm
A few seasons back Wolves pulled off the rare feat of doing the double over their illustrious opponents. They’ve lost four on the spin against City since then. This would be a good time to stop the rot.
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