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Premier League fixtures: BT Sport reveals first batch of TV games

Brighton and Hove Albion's first game back in the top flight will be shown exclusively live on BT Sport, with last season's top six - Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United - also featuring in the first eight confirmed matches.

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The battle for Premier League glory

Brighton and Hove Albion’s first-ever Premier League game will be shown exclusively live on BT Sport.

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The Seagulls, back in the top flight for the first time since 1983, will take on Manchester City at the Amex Stadium on Saturday, August 12th in BT Sport’s regular 5.30pm slot.

In total, BT Sport’s first eight Premier League matches of the new campaign - all of which will be shown on BT Sport 1, BT Sport 4K UHD, BTSport.com and the BT Sport app - have now been confirmed, with last season’s top six all set to feature.

It promises to be an incredible couple of months of live football on BT Sport, with Arsenal v Chelsea in the Community Shield, the UEFA Super Cup clash between Real Madrid and Manchester United, and all the British teams' Champions League and Europa League fixtures on the agenda.

The undoubted highlight of the Premier League fare is the huge clash between many bookmakers’ two favourites for the title, Chelsea and Manchester City, on Saturday, September 30th at Stamford Bridge.

Blues boss Antonio Conte had the upper hand on opposite number Pep Guardiola in their pair of meetings last term, with a stormy 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium backed up by a 2-1 home success in April.

Guardiola will be determined to turn the tables on the Italian as his revamped City side attempt to wrest the title from Chelsea’s grasp and he will relish the opportunity to lay down an early marker in west London.

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But before that momentous collision, the BT Sport cameras will be at the Bet365 Stadium for another grudge match of sorts as Stoke City welcome Arsenal on Saturday, August 19th.

The enmity between the two sides has simmered ever since Aaron Ramsey’s leg was broken in a tackle by Ryan Shawcross in 2010 and the Gunners have suffered plenty of heartache in the Potteries in recent years.

However, the Londoners, bolstered by the addition of £52.7 million new boy Alexandre Lacazette, can take heart from their resounding 4-1 triumph in last season’s corresponding fixture as they aim to avoid another costly slow start to their title tilt.

Live football on BT Sport in August/September - selected highlights

Date Kick-off time Match Competition
Sun, Aug 6th 2pm Arsenal v Chelsea Community Shield
Tue, Aug 8th 7.45pm Real Madrid v Manchester United UEFA Super Cup
Sat, Aug 12th 5.30pm Brighton v Manchester City Premier League
Tue/Wed, Aug 15th/16th TBC Liverpool play-off first leg Champions League
Sat, Aug 19th 5.30pm Stoke City v Arsenal Premier League
Tue/Wed, Aug 22nd/23rd TBC Liverpool play-off second leg Champions League
Sat, Aug 26th 5.30pm Manchester United v Leicester City Premier League
Sat, Sep 9th 5.30pm Stoke City v Manchester United Premier League
Tue/Wed, Sep 12th/13th TBC Matchday 1 Champions League
Thurs, Sep 14th TBC Matchday 1 Europa League
Sat, Sep 16th 5.30pm Tottenham v Swansea City Premier League
Sat, Sep 23rd 5.30pm Leicester City v Liverpool Premier League
Tue/Wed, Sep 26th/27th TBC Matchday 2 Champions League
Thurs, Sep 28th TBC Matchday 2 Europa League
Sat, Sep 30th 5.30pm Chelsea v Manchester City Premier League

 

The third weekend of the new campaign will see BT Sport show Manchester United’s clash with 2015-16 Premier League winners Leicester City on Saturday, August 26th.

United’s title bid last year was, in part, stymied by a surplus of home draws, so boss Jose Mourinho will accept nothing less than maximum points as the Foxes pitch up at Old Trafford.

We’ll be with the Reds again after the international break as they travel to Stoke on Saturday, September 9th, with Potters boss Mark Hughes plotting the downfall of the team he represented with such distinction as a player.

The following weekend sees the BT Sport cameras head to Wembley to check on Tottenham Hotspur, who are bidding to go one better this season after an impressive second-placed finish in 2016/17.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men suffered some teething problems at their temporary home in the Champions League and Europa League last term but will expect to emerge victorious against Swansea City on Saturday, September 16th.

Next up is Liverpool – whose two Champions League play-off matches will be shown exclusively live on BT Sport – as they head to Leicester on Saturday, September 23rd.

Last season’s corresponding fixture was memorable for all the wrong reasons for the Reds as they slumped to a 3-1 defeat in Craig Shakespeare’s first match in temporary charge of the Foxes.

The reverse all but killed off any lingering ambitions of winning the title and boss Jurgen Klopp will know this is the type of game his side must win if they are to go the distance this term.

Rounding off the eight-strong line-up is Arsenal’s clash with Brighton, which will be shown live on Sunday, October 1st at 12pm as part of a superb BT Sport double header alongside Chelsea v Manchester City.

Every live televised football match on BT Sport this season will also be shown right here on BTSport.com and on the award-winning BT Sport app.

“BT Sport will continue being the home of live Saturday evening Premier League football next season,” said Simon Green, head of BT Sport.

“We offer football fans a superb Saturday football experience, beginning with the innovative afternoon show BT Sport Score and ending with Premier League Tonight at 8pm.”

For more information on all upcoming live football on BT Sport, click here.

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