Sky Sports will kick off the new Premier League season on Friday 9th August as last season’s runners up Liverpool, host promoted Norwich City.
Sky Sports will kick off the 2019/20 Premier League season live from Anfield on Friday 9th August, as last season’s runners up and newly crowned European Champions Liverpool begin their title bid at home to newly promoted Norwich City.
Sky Sports will show 128 live Premier League games during the 2019/20 season, the first season of a new three-year agreement with the Premier League. As part of the new agreement, Sky Sports has every first-pick weekend match, offering customers more of the best matches, in the best slots.
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.
Gary Hughes, Sky Sports’ Head of Football, 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. Fans clearly loved what they saw, with Sky Sports seeing an 11 per cent increase in viewing.”
“This season Sky Sports will have more of the big head to heads, as well as two new Saturday slots. 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 to get started.”
Live Premier League fixtures on Sky Sports for the remainder of August and September will be announced in July.
In addition to Friday nights, Saturday evenings, Sunday afternoons and Monday nights, Sky Sports will also broadcast live Premier League matches on Saturday nights for the first time – all on a dedicated channel, Sky Sports Premier League.
Sky Sports’ coverage of the Premier League will be available across a range of platforms, including online and mobile, with analysis and insight from some of the biggest names in football, as well as a range of support programming including Gillette Soccer Saturday, Goals on Sunday and The Debate.
Last season viewing to live Premier League matches on Sky Sports was up 11 per cent year on year, fuelled by an unprecedented title race which saw Liverpool amass a record 97 points and push eventual winners Manchester City all the way to the final day.
Opening Weekend Fixtures on Sky Sports
- Liverpool v Norwich City (Friday 9th August – 8pm kick off)
- Tottenham v Aston Villa (Saturday 10th August – 5:30pm kick off)
- Newcastle Utd v Arsenal (Sunday 11th August – 2pm kick off)
- Man Utd v Chelsea (Sunday 11th August – 4:30pm kick off)