February 6, 2023



Premier League confirms first fixtures and free-to-air games for season restart | Football

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The Premier League has published the official fixtures for the first three rounds of the restarted season, and revealed 33 games will be available on free-to-air TV.

The English top flight will restart behind closed doors on 17 June after a three-month hiatus with two matches: Aston Villa v Sheffield United (6pm kick-off) and Manchester City v Arsenal (8.15pm).

Wednesday 17 June
Aston Villa v Sheffield United 6pm Sky
Manchester City v Arsenal 8pm Sky

Friday 19 June
Norwich v Southampton 6pm Sky/Pick
Tottenham v Manchester United 8pm Sky

Saturday 20 June
Watford v Leicester 12.30pm BT
Brighton v Arsenal 3pm BT
West Ham v Wolves 5.30pm Sky
Bournemouth v Crystal Palace 7.45pm BBC

Sunday 21 June
Newcastle v Sheffield United 2pm Sky/Pick
Aston Villa v Chelsea 4.15pm Sky
Everton v Liverpool 7pm Sky/Pick

Monday 22 June
Manchester City v Burnley 8pm Sky

Tuesday 23 June
Leicester v Brighton 6pm Sky
Tottenham v West Ham 8.15pm Sky

Wednesday 24 June
Manchester United v Sheffield United 6pm Sky/Pick
Newcastle v Aston Villa 6pm BT
Norwich v Everton 6pm BBC
Wolves v Bournemouth 8.15pm BT
Liverpool v Crystal Palace 8.15pm Sky

Thursday 25 June
Burnley v Watford 6pm Sky/Pick
Southampton v Arsenal  6pm Sky
Chelsea v Manchester City 8.15pm BT

Saturday 27 June
Aston Villa v Wolves 12.30pm BT

Sunday 28 June
Watford v Southampton 4.30pm Sky/Pick

Monday 29 June
Crystal Palace v Burnley 8pm Amazon

Tuesday 30 June
Brighton v Manchester United 8.15pm Sky/Pick

Wednesday 1 July
Bournemouth v Newcastle 6pm Sky
Arsenal v Norwich 6pm BT Sport
Everton v Leicester 6pm Sky
West Ham v Chelsea 8.15pm Sky

Thursday 2 July
Sheffield United v Tottenham 6pm Sky
Manchester City v Liverpool 8.15pm Sky

The first full round of fixtures will begin with Norwich v Southampton at 6pm on Friday 19 June. That match will be shown live on Sky’s Freeview channel, Pick. The Premier League have said 33 of the remaining fixtures will be shown free-to-air on the BBC, Pick and Amazon Prime Video.

Tottenham host Manchester United on 19 June (8pm), before the first televised Saturday 3pm kick-off in the Premier League era as Brighton host Arsenal the following day. On Saturday evening, the BBC will show its first-ever live Premier League game when Bournemouth host Crystal Palace (7.45pm).

Liverpool’s trip to Everton for the Merseyside derby is scheduled for 7pm on Sunday 21 June and will be shown on Pick. That fixture, and Liverpool’s away game at Manchester City on 2 July, may still be moved to neutral venues. Liverpool’s home game against Palace on 24 June is set to be played at Anfield.

“We are pleased to provide fans with further updates on the provisional restart of the Premier League season,” said the league’s chief executive, Richard Masters. “I am delighted we are able to take another positive step towards the season returning in just under two weeks’ time.

 “We know it won’t be the same without our loyal supporters in stadiums but together with our broadcast partners, we are able to ensure fans can watch or listen to each match live from home.

“It is important that as many people as possible can access our games, so we are extremely happy that more than a third of our remaining fixtures will be televised free-to-air here in the UK.”

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