BT Sport is delighted to reveal the first eight Premier League games it will show exclusively live in the 2018/19 season.
A pair of intriguing Chelsea home assignments against Arsenal and Liverpool are the pick of the bunch, while the rest of last year’s top six - Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham - are also set to feature.
The confirmed fixtures form part of an incredible August and September of live football on BT Sport that includes every UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matchday one game, the FA Community Shield, the UEFA Super Cup and much more.
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The Premier League is back!
On the opening weekend of the Premier League campaign, we’ll be at Molineux to see if Championship title winners Wolverhampton Wanderers can mark their return to the top flight with a memorable victory.
Everton, who are embarking on a brave new dawn of their own under the fresh leadership of Marco Silva, are the visitors to the Black Country in a game that kicks off at 5.30pm on Saturday, August 11th.
All eyes will then be on new Arsenal boss Unai Emery as he takes charge of his first away game since replacing Arsene Wenger when the Gunners travel across London to face rivals Chelsea.
The derby duel has been pencilled in for Saturday, August 18th (kick-off 5.30pm).
Next up we’ll be with beaten UEFA Champions League finalists Liverpool as they take on Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield on Saturday, August 25th (kick-off 5.30pm).
The game should bring back fond memories for the Reds, who secured a top-four finish by beating the Seagulls on home soil on the final weekend of last season.
BT Sport’s final live Premier League fixture before the first international break of the campaign sees champions Manchester City face Newcastle United on Saturday, September 1st (kick-off 5.30pm).
Upon the resumption of domestic action, the BT Sport cameras will head to Vicarage Road for the first of two live away Manchester United league games on our channels in September.
The Red Devils will hope to chalk up wins over Watford on Saturday, September 15th (kick-off 5.30pm) and then long-time rivals West Ham – now managed by former City boss Manuel Pellegrini – on Saturday, September 29th (kick-off 12.30pm).
In between those two games, BT Sport will show Tottenham’s trip to Brighton on Saturday, September 22nd (kick-off 5.30pm).
Mauricio Pochettino’s men, led by England stars Harry Kane and Dele Alli, will aim to head to the Amex Stadium on the back of a positive UEFA Champions League matchday one result on September 18th/19th.
However, Seagulls boss Chris Hughton – a former Spurs defender and coach – will be determined to cash in if his former side display any signs of a European hangover on the south coast.
Rounding off the opening two months of exclusive live Premier League action on BT Sport is the mouth-watering clash between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
The two title pretenders are set to collide on Saturday, September 29th (kick-off 5.30pm), forming the second part of a superb double header after West Ham v Manchester United in the day’s early game.
All eight Premier League fixtures will be shown on BT Sport 1 HD and in stunning ultra-high definition on BT Sport 4K UHD.
“August and September will see the Premier League return with a bang on BT Sport," said Simon Green, head of BT Sport.
"Many of the best players on show at the FIFA World Cup will feature on BT Sport, including the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane.
"BT Sport is showing a huge amount of exclusively live football over these two months, including a potential playoff for Celtic as they bid to enter the group stages of the UEFA Champions League, plus matchday one of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League group stages.
"Outside of football, rugby fans can count on BT Sport as their home of rugby with exclusively live coverage of the start of the Premiership Rugby season and the European Rugby Champions Cup.”
Selected live football matches on BT Sport in August and September:
|05/08/18||FA Community Shield||Chelsea v Man City||3pm||TBC|
|11/08/18||Premier League||Wolves v Everton||5.30pm||BT Sport 1 HD/4K UHD|
|15/08/18||UEFA Super Cup||Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid||7.45pm||TBC|
|18/08/18||Premier League||Chelsea v Arsenal||5.30pm||BT Sport 1 HD/4K UHD|
|21/08/18||UEFA Champions League||Playoffs Leg 1 (every game)||TBC||Various|
|22/08/18||UEFA Champions League||Playoffs Leg 1 (every game)||TBC||Various|
|25/08/18||Premier League||Liverpool v Brighton||5.30pm||BT Sport 1 HD/4K UHD|
|28/08/18||UEFA Champions League||Playoffs Leg 2 (every game)||TBC||Various|
|29/08/18||UEFA Champions League||Playoffs Leg 2 (every game)||TBC||Various|
|01/09/18||Premier League||Man City v Newcastle||5.30pm||BT Sport 1 HD/4K UHD|
|15/09/18||Premier League||Watford v Man Utd||5.30pm||BT Sport 1 HD/4K UHD|
|18/09/18||UEFA Champions League||Matchday 1 (every game)||5.55pm/8pm||Various|
|19/09/18||UEFA Champions League||Matchday 1 (every game)||5.55pm/8pm||Various|
|20/09/18||UEFA Europa League||Matchday 1 (every game)||6pm/8.05pm||Various|
|22/09/18||Premier League||Brighton v Tottenham||5.30pm||BT Sport 1 HD/4K UHD|
|29/09/18||Premier League||West Ham v Man Utd||12.30pm||BT Sport 1 HD/4K UHD|
|29/09/18||Premier League||Chelsea v Liverpool||5.30pm||BT Sport 1 HD/4K UHD|
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