Premier League returns: Fixture dates, kick off times & how to watch
The Premier League season is set to resume on June 17. Here is everything you need to know about fixture dates, kick off times and how to watch games.
The 2019/20 Premier League season is set to resume on June 17. Here is everything you need to know about the restart including key fixture dates, kick off times and how to watch live games.
We’ve seen no action since football was suspended in early March but players began to return to training in late May with full contact training reintroduced at the start of this month as clubs stepped-up their preparations for the big kick-off. A provisional return date of June 12th has been pushed back but clubs voted last Wednesday that the campaign will resume a week later on June 17th as long as all safety requirements are met.
It’s obviously great to have football coming back but it will look very different to what we’re used to. All remaining games will be played behind closed doors meaning no fans will be allowed to attend while some high-profile fixture may be played at neutral venues.
The return has been welcomed in Liverpool as it means they can wrap-up their first league title in 30 years while the likes of Aston Villa, Bournemouth and West Ham are locked in a fierce fight to avoid relegation. There is also a interesting battle between Chelsea and Manchester United for fourth position with just three point separating the two giants. Chelsea are in pole position but after looking at today’s best tips from OLBG you wouldn’t bet against United from snatching that all-important final Champions League place.
With so much left to play for, it’s going to be exciting to have football back in our lives soon. Here is everything you need to know ahead of the restart:
How to watch
While fans won’t be allowed inside the stadiums, the good news is all remaining 92 Premier League matches will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC Sport and Amazon Prime.
Sky Sports will show the majority of games with 25 of their 64 matches being made free-to-air. BT will show 20 matches on their subscription channels while Amazon will broadcast 4 free-to-air games. The BBC will also televise live Premier League matches for the first time with 4 games being shown on their channels.
Kick off times
Kick off times will be staggered for the remainder of the season to allow football fans to watch as many games as possible. Fridays will have 6pm and 8.15pm kick offs, Saturdays will have 12.30pm, 3pm, 5.30pm and 7.45pm slots, Sundays will have 12pm, 2pm, 4.15pm and 7pm while Monday night football will continue in the 8pm slot.
The first game will see European-chasing Sheffield United travel to relegation-threatened Aston Villa at 6pm followed by Manchester City vs Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium at 8.15pm. Two days later, Norwich will take on Southampton at Carrow Road followed by a huge clash between Tottenham and Manchester United in north London. All four games will be shown live on Sky Sports.
Saturday 20th will see Arsenal travel to Brighton while West Ham will look to boost their survival hopes at home to Wolves. Watford vs Leicester and Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace will also take place on the 20th. The following day Liverpool will look to take another step towards the title when they take on Mersey rivals Everton while Chelsea travel to Aston Villa. Man City are back in action on Monday 22nd June when they host Burnley at the Etihad.
Here’s a full list of the confirmed fixtures so far:
Wednesday, June 17
6pm – Aston Villa vs Sheffield United (Sky Sports)
8:15pm – Man City vs Arsenal (Sky Sports)
Friday, June 19
6pm – Norwich City vs Southampton (Sky Sports)
8:15pm – Spurs vs Man United (Sky Sports)
Saturday, June 20
12:30pm – Watford vs Leicester City (BT Sport)
3pm – Brighton vs Arsenal (BT Sport)
5:30pm – West Ham vs Wolves (Sky Sports)
7:45pm – AFC Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace (BBC)
Sunday, June 21
2pm – Newcastle United vs Sheffield United (Sky Sports)
4:15pm – Aston Villa vs Chelsea (Sky Sports)
7pm – Everton vs Liverpool (Sky Sports)
Monday, June 22
8pm – Man City vs Burnley (Sky Sports)
Tuesday, June 23
6pm – Leicester City vs Brighton (Sky Sports)
8:15pm – Spurs vs West Ham (Sky Sports)
Wednesday, June 24
6pm – Man United vs Sheffield United (Sky Sports)
6pm – Newcastle United vs Aston Villa (BT Sport)
6pm – Norwich City vs Everton (BBC)
6pm – Wolves vs AFC Bournemouth (BT Sport)
8:15pm – Liverpool vs Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)
Thursday, June 25
6pm – Burnley vs Watford (Sky Sports)
6pm – Southampton vs Arsenal (Sky Sports)
8:15pm – Chelsea vs Man City (BT Sport)
Saturday. June 27
12:30pm – Aston Villa vs Wolves (BT Sport)
Sunday, June 28
4:30pm – Watford vs Southampton (Sky Sports)
Monday, June 29
8pm – Crystal Palace vs Burnley (Amazon Prime)
Tuesday, June 30
8:15pm – Brighton vs Man United (Sky Sports)
Wednesday, July 1
6pm – Arsenal vs Norwich City (BT Sport)
6pm – AFC Bournemouth vs Newcastle United (Sky Sports)
6pm – Everton vs Leicester City (Sky Sports)
8:15pm – West Ham vs Chelsea (Sky Sports)
Thursday, July 2
6pm – Sheffield United vs Spurs (Sky Sports)
8:15pm – Man City vs Liverpool (Sky Sports)
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