Sky Sports unveils Festive Football schedule

Sky Sports has added 28 live Premier League matches across Christmas and the New Year, including the Merseyside derby, Tottenham against Chelsea and Man Utd v Liverpool, as part of a huge festive football schedule.

Across a massive period of football on Sky Sports, pub goers will be treated to 35 Premier League and EFL games in December alone as the season reaches the halfway stage with some of the biggest rivalries and best stories from across the four divisions.

December kicks off with Chelsea visiting Pep Guardiola’s current Premier League leaders Manchester City, and the following day Liverpool visit Bournemouth and Manchester United travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton.

One week before Christmas it is derby weekend with three matches involving local rivalries. On Saturday Crystal Palace host Chelsea in a London derby, then on Sunday it’s the turn of the South coast with Bournemouth taking on Southampton before the Merseyside derby gets the Monday Night Football treatment.

Sky Sports pub customers will be able to follow the Premier League story across Christmas and into 2017, with Watford against Tottenham Hotspur the first game of the new year, and Manchester United welcoming Liverpool to Old Trafford later on in January.

David Rey, Managing Director at Sky Business, said: “Sky Sports’ huge line-up of 28 live Premier League games over Christmas and New Year gives people even more reason to visit pubs in the busy festive period. In December alone Sky Sports will be showing 35 live games, including some great EFL matches. With some massive fixtures lined up including Manchester City v Chelsea, Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City v Arsenal, Sky Sports will draw the crowds in to venues across the country.”

Pub goers can look forward to more football than ever before this season, with over 700 games, including 126 from the Premier League, 127 matches from the Sky Bet EFL and EFL Cup, SPFL football including every Old Firm derby, as well as hundreds of matches from Spain’s La Liga, the Copa del Rey Final, the William Hill Scottish Cup, the Eredivisie and MLS.  Sky Sports will also show exclusively live coverage of the qualification matches for 2018 FIFA World Cup for Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as well as highlights of England’s matches.

Sky Sports live Premier League Fixtures


Liverpool                            v                          Manchester United          Mon 17 Oct         8.00pm

Bournemouth                    v                          Tottenham Hotspur        Sat 22 Oct          12.30pm
Manchester City                v                          Southampton                    Sun 23 Oct         1.30pm
Chelsea                                v                          Manchester United          Sun 23 Oct         4pm

Sunderland                         v                          Arsenal                                 Sat 29 Oct          12.30pm
Everton                                v                          West Ham United              Sun 30 Oct         1.30pm
Southampton                      v                          Chelsea                                Sun 30 Oct         4pm
Stoke City                             v                          Swansea City                     Mon 31 Oct         8.00pm

Liverpool                              v                          Watford                               Sun 6 Nov           2.15pm
Leicester City                       v                          West Bromwich Albion   Sun 6 Nov           4.30pm

Manchester United             v                          Arsenal                               Sat 19 Nov          12.30pm
Middlesbrough                     v                          Chelsea                               Sun 20 Nov        4pm
West Bromwich Albion       v                          Burnley                              Mon 21 Nov        8.00pm

Watford                                  v                          Stoke City                          Sun 27 Nov         12noon
Arsenal                                   v                          Bournemouth                   Sun 27 Nov         2.15pm
Southampton                        v                          Everton                              Sun 27 Nov         4.30pm


Manchester City                    v                          Chelsea                              Sat 3 Dec            12.30pm
Bournemouth                         v                          Liverpool                           Sun 4 Dec           1.30pm
Everton                                    v                          Manchester United         Sun 4 Dec           4pm
Middlesbrough                       v                          Hull City                            Mon 5 Dec          8pm

Watford                                    v                          Everton                             Sat 10 Dec          12.30pm
Manchester United                v                          Tottenham Hotspur       Sun 11 Dec          2.15pm
Liverpool                                  v                         West Ham United          Sun 11 Dec          4.30pm

Crystal Palace                          v                          Chelsea                              Sat 17 Dec          12.30pm
Bournemouth                          v                           Southampton                   Sun 18 Dec         1.30pm
Manchester City                      v                           Arsenal                              Sun 18 Dec         4pm
Everton                                      v                           Liverpool                          Mon 19 Dec        8pm

Watford                                      v                          Crystal Palace                 Mon 26 Dec       12.30pm
Hull City                                     v                          Manchester City             Mon 26 Dec       5.15pm
Liverpool                                    v                          Stoke City                         Tue 27 Dec         5.15pm
Southampton                             v                          Tottenham Hotspur      Wed 28 Dec      7.45pm

Hull City                                      v                          Everton                            Fri 30 Dec           8pm

Watford                                        v                           Tottenham Hotspur       Sun 1 Jan             1.30pm
Arsenal                                         v                           Crystal Palace                  Sun 1 Jan             4pm
Middlesbrough                           v                           Leicester City                   Mon 2 Jan           12.30pm
West Ham United                      v                           Manchester United         Mon 2 Jan           5.15pm
Bournemouth                              v                          Arsenal                              Tue 3 Jan            7.45pm
Tottenham Hotspur                   v                          Chelsea                              Wed 4 Jan          8pm

Tottenham Hotspur                   v                           West Bromwich Albion  Sat 14 Jan           12.30pm
Everton                                         v                           Manchester City              Sun 15 Jan          1.30pm
Manchester United                     v                            Liverpool                           Sun 15 Jan          4pm

Arsenal                                    v                            Burnley                              Sun 22 Jan         1.30pm
Chelsea                                     v                            Hull City                            Sun 22 Jan         4pm
Southampton                           v                           Leicester City                   Mon 23 Jan        8pm*

* Fixture could change to Sunday 22 Jan, 12noon subject to EFL Cup semi-finals. Should that occur, Arsenal v Burnley would move to 2.15pm and Chelsea v Hull City to 4.30pm.