Premier League: As Sky Sports announce their televised fixtures for the new season we pick the must-watch games
With the World Cup coming to an end, the announcement of the televised Premier League fixtures offers a timely reminder that you’ll be able to get your football fix on Sky Sports soon enough.
Last Updated: 16/07/14 9:14am
Sky Sports will show over 800 live games over the coming season with action from the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, SkyBet Football League, Capital One Cup, La Liga, Eredivisie, Copa del Rey and Coppa Italia as well as European qualifiers for Euro 2016.
There will be 116 live Premier League matches shown and with the fixtures up to and including November now released, what’s clear is that the best of them are on Sky Sports. Here we pick just some of the stand-out games from the opening months of the season…
Monday August 25 (8.00pm) – Manchester City v Liverpool
It won’t take long for the season to get in full swing as last term’s top two flex their muscles on Monday Night Football next month. The Anfield clash between City and Liverpool in April saw the Reds win 3-2 in a hugely entertaining game and this represents an early chance to see where the balance of power now lies. Will no Luis Suarez mean no chance of a repeat? One thing is for sure, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher will provide the best analysis around from the Sky Sports studio.
Saturday September 27 (5:30pm) – Arsenal v Tottenham
September serves up an intriguing north London derby on Saturday Night Football, as Arsenal host Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium. Mauricio Pochettino is the new man in the Spurs hotseat and will hope to have stamped his authority on his team by this point of the season. However, with Arsenal already having added Alexis Sanchez to the ranks, getting anything against the Gunners could prove a difficult task.
Sunday October 26 (4.00pm) – Manchester United v Chelsea
October brings the first meeting in English football between two familiar faces. Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho were together at Barcelona but have since faced each other in the 2010 Champions League final when Mourinho’s Inter emerged victorious against Van Gaal’s Bayern. The Dutchman will be looking for a different outcome when the abrasive duo clash at Old Trafford and with Juan Mata set to play against Chelsea for the first time since his January switch there are subplots galore.
Sunday November 2 (1.30pm) – Manchester City v Manchester United
The big games keep coming for Van Gaal and November sees the Manchester United boss take his team to the Etihad Stadium. City have done the double over United in two of the last three seasons, winning the title in both of those campaigns, with Van Gaal brought in to change that. This will be a huge test of how his United is shaping up. What will Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw and the other new arrivals make of the Manchester derby? Super Sunday will have the answers.
For a full list of Premier League fixtures live on Sky Sports click here