Premier League back with a bang on Sky Sports

Sky Sports will kick off its biggest ever Premier League season live from Anfield on Friday 9 August, as last season’s runners up and newly crowned European Champions Liverpool begin their title bid at home to newly promoted Norwich City.

An action-packed opening weekend continues on Saturday 10 August as Aston Villa return to the top flight with a trip to face Tottenham, who begin a first full season in their stadium.

The opening weekend culminates in the first Super Sunday of the season, with Arsenal making the trip North to face Newcastle United, before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer begins his first full season in charge of Manchester United with the visit of Europa League winners Chelsea.

The start of season marks the start of a new deal which sees Sky Sports remain the home of the Premier League, with 128 exclusively live games.  And with the first pick every matchday weekend, licensee can rely on Sky Sports to bring their customers the biggest head to heads throughout the season.

Plus, Sky Sports matches are at the best times for pubs, including Saturday 5.30pm tea time matches, the brand-new Saturday 7.45pm kick off, Super Sunday double header, Monday Night Football and Friday Night Football.

David Rey, Managing Director of Sky Business said: “Last season was one of the Premier League’s best yet, with Liverpool pushing Manchester City to the final day in a compelling title race.

 “It’s shaping up to be an unmissable season of sport and with Sky Sports on your team, licensees can be sure their customers will be able to watch the biggest names and the biggest games from the Premier League every week throughout the season – all at key trading times.

 “It all gets underway with European Cup winners facing newly promoted Norwich, before one of the most anticipated heavyweight clashes of the season, with Chelsea travelling to Old Trafford. We can’t wait for the season to get started and give licensees more money-making opportunities for their business.”

The return of the Premier League is part of an incredible Summer of Sport on Sky Sports, with the men’s and women’s Ashes, a home Netball World Cup from Liverpool, the British Grand Prix and the continuation of the 2019 F1 season, golf’s The Open from Royal Portrush and the Solheim Cup, England’s Rugby World Cup warm-up matches and much more.

This year Sky Sports also brings customers more football, with 138 games exclusively live from the EFL – including the Sky Bet Championship, League 1 and League 2 – 30 games from the SPFL and up to four Old Firm derbies and the Euro 2020 Qualifiers.

Live Premier League fixtures on Sky Sports for the remainder of August and September will be announced in July.

Opening weekend fixtures

Friday 9 August          Liverpool                       v                Norwich City              8pm kick off

Saturday 10 August    Tottenham                    v                Aston Villa                 5.30pm kick off

Sunday 11 August      Newcastle Utd              v                Arsenal                       2pm kick off

Sunday 11 August      Man Utd                       v                Chelsea                       4.30pm kick off