BT Sport kick off new season's coverage with Man City v Sunderland
8th July 2016
Pep Guardiola's opening Barclays Premier League match as Manchester City manager will be shown exclusively live on BT Sport.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss is set to get his first taste of English top-flight action with a home game against Sunderland on Saturday, August 13th and the kick-off is now pencilled in for 5.30pm.
Then on the second weekend of the new campaign BT Sport will show a clash between last year's top two as champions Leicester City face runners-up Arsenal at the King Power Stadium.
The game will kick off at 5.30pm on Saturday, August 20th.
Jose Mourinho's new-look Manchester United will come under the gaze of the BT Sport cameras in week three as they head to promoted Hull City.
Former United skipper Steve Bruce will be desperate to put one over on his former employers as they visit the KC Stadium on Saturday, August 27th (kick-off 5.30pm).
Liverpool welcome Leicester on Saturday, September 10th (kick-off 5.30pm) in what promises to be a fascinating indicator of their development under Jurgen Klopp in the early throes of his first full season at the helm.
Seven days later BT Sport will show Everton v Middlesbrough.
The Goodison Park clash (Saturday, September 17th, 5.30pm) forms part of a double header that weekend, with United's trip to Watford on Sunday, September 18th (kick-off 12pm) also set to be shown exclusively live on BT Sport.
The initial line-up of Premier League televised fixtures on BT Sport is completed with the London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea, with Arsene Wenger pitting his wits against new Blues boss Antonio Conte for the first time.
The Emirates Stadium meeting is set to kick off at 5.30pm on Saturday, September 24th.
Bruce Cuthbert, Commercial Director BT Sport, said: “Pubs and clubs can look forward to showing an exciting start to the Premier League season on BT Sport. We know that our customers are delighted that BT Sport will now be broadcasting matches at 5.30pm on Saturday evenings and these opening games include the first Premier League match for Pep Guardiola, as well as chances to see how Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton perform under their new managers Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte and Ronald Koeman respectively.
“Three of the four English teams competing in this season’s UEFA Champions League will be shown on BT Sport in the opening weeks of the season and they will also be seen exclusively live on BT Sport once their European campaigns begin.”
Once again this season BT Sport will be showing the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League games exclusively live across its channels.
LIVE PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES ON BT SPORT
Saturday, August 13th: Manchester City v Sunderland (5.30pm)
Saturday, August 20th: Leicester City v Arsenal (5.30pm)
Saturday, August 27th: Hull City v Manchester United (5.30pm)
Saturday, September 10th: Liverpool v Leicester City (5.30pm)
Saturday, September 17th: Everton v Middlesbrough (5.30pm)
Sunday, September 18th: Watford v Manchester United (12pm)
Saturday, September 24th: Arsenal v Chelsea (5.30pm)