Ahead of the 2017-18 campaign, Goal takes a look at which games have been selected for TV coverage in the first eight weeks

Arsenal have been selected to open the 2017-18 Premier League season, with their home fixture against Leicester picked for Friday night coverage (Sky Sports) on August 11.

Arsene Wenger guided his side to a narrow 1-0 victory over the Foxes in this fixture last season, with a late Robert Huth own goal handing the Gunners maximum points.

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Chelsea are first Premier League champions not to be televised on matchday one since Manchester United in 2003-04.

Chelsea 2016/17 Premier League champions, John Terry, Cesar Azpilicueta

The 12:30pm UK time early kick-off on the opening weekend will take place at Vicarage Road, with Liverpool travelling to Watford on Saturday August 12 (Sky Sports)

BT Sport’s first televised Premier League fixture of the season will be new boys Brighton & Hove Albion, who start their top-flight return with a home tie against title-favourites Manchester City. 

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Chris Hughton led the Seagulls to Championship promotion last term, losing out on the second-division title to Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United on the final day of the season.

Sky Sports dominate Sunday’s showings, with Tottenham’s trip to Newcastle (13:00) and Man Utd’s hosting of West Ham (16:00) both taking place on August 13.

Jose Mourinho’s men eased past the Hammers at Old Trafford last season, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Anthony Martial scoring two a piece in a 4-1 victory for the Red Devils. 

In all, five Premier League games will be televised between Sky Sports and BT Sport on the opening weekend of the campaign.

Date Fixture Time (UK) UK TV
August 11 Arsenal vs Leicester City 19:45 Sky Sports
August 12 Watford vs Liverpool 12:30 Sky Sports
August 12 Brighton vs Manchester City 17:30 BT Sport
August 13 Newcastle vs Tottenham 13:30 Sky Sports
August 13 Manchester United vs West Ham 16:00 Sky Sports
August 19 Swansea vs Manchester United 12:30 Sky Sports
August 19 Stoke vs Arsenal 17:30 BT Sport
August 20 Huddersfield vs Newcastle 13:30 Sky Sports
August 20 Tottenham vs Chelsea 16:00 Sky Sports
August 21 Manchester City vs Everton 20:00 Sky Sports
August 26 Bournemouth vs Manchester City 12:30 Sky Sports
August 26 Manchester United vs Leicester 17:30 BT Sport
August 27 West Brom vs Stoke 13:30 Sky Sports
August 27 Liverpool vs Arsenal 16:00 Sky Sports
September 9 Manchester City vs Liverpool 12:30 Sky Sports
September 9 Stoke vs Manchester United 17:30 BT Sport
September 10 Burnley vs Crystal Palace 13:30 Sky Sports
September 10 Swansea vs Newcastle 16:00 Sky Sports
September 11 West Ham vs Huddersfield 20:00 Sky Sports
September 15 Bournemouth vs Brighton 20:00 Sky Sports
September 16 Crystal Palace vs Southampton 12:30 Sky Sports
September 16 Tottenham vs Swansea 17:30 BT Sport
September 17 Chelsea vs Arsenal 13:30 Sky Sports
September 17 Manchester United vs Everton 16:00 Sky Sports
September 23 West Ham vs Tottenham 12:30 Sky Sports
September 23 Leicester vs Liverpool 17:30 BT Sport
September 24 Brighton vs Newcastle 16:00 Sky Sports
September 25 Arsenal vs West Brom 20:00 Sky Sports
September 30 Huddersfield vs Tottenham 12:30 Sky Sports
September 30 Chelsea vs Manchester City 17:30 BT Sport
October 1 Arsenal vs Brighton 12:00 BT Sport
October 1 Everton vs Burnley 14:15 Sky Sports
October 1 Newcastle vs Liverpool 16:30 Sky Sports

The following weekend’s tie between Swansea City and United will be broadcasted (Sky Sports), with Stoke vs Arsenal following (BT Sport).

Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town will have their first top-flight tie televised on Sunday August 20, with their home meeting with Newcastle taking place in front of the Sky Sports cameras at 13:00 UK time.

The battle between the promoted clubs is followed by one of the tastiest ties of the season, with Mauricio Pochettino going head-to-head with Antonio Conte at Wembley. Tottenham vs Chelsea will be played at 16:00 UK time on August 20 (Sky Sports).

The first Monday Night Football will be contested by Manchester City and Everton, a game which will see a host of new signings making their first footsteps in the English game.

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Other ties to look out for include Liverpool vs Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday August 27, which will be broadcasted at 16:00 UK time on Sky Sports and Manchester City vs Liverpool on Saturday September 9 at 12:30 UK time.

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Sunday September 17 looks set to be a big day in the Premier League, with Chelsea vs Arsenal, on Sky Sports at 13:00 UK time, followed by United vs Everton at 16:00 UK time (BT Sport).

The first of the ties will see a replay of the 2017 FA Cup replay, while the latter could present Wayne Rooney to go up against the club he has represented for the past decade. 


A fair share of high-profile fixtures will take place over the opening two months of the season, with a number of them selected for live TV coverage. 

Tottenham vs Chelsea is the stand-out, with last season’s champions travelling to Spurs, who finished second, in the club’s first season using Wembley as their Premier League home ground.

Spurs pushed Chelsea close in last season’s title race, though the Blues’ 93-point finish would suggest otherwise, with their north London rivals ending on 86.

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Bournemouth will host Brighton on Friday September 15, which will be billed as a South Coast derby. Sky Sports will broadcast the clash of the seaside clubs, with kick off pencilled in for 20:00. 

Chelsea vs Arsenal (Sunday September 17 at 13:00), and West Ham vs Tottenham (Saturday September 23 at 12:30) will also take place and will both be shown by Sky Sports.