Football set to fill bars this season
4th August 2016
Pub-goers look on as 126 footballs fill the bar at The Grasshoppers, West London, ahead of the return of the Premier League in venues up and down the country, with 126 exclusively live matches on Sky Sports set to entice customers through the doors on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
Leicester City will kick off the new Premier League season live on Sky Sports on August 13th, as part of a schedule of 20 televised fixtures that features every club by the end of September. Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes begin the defence of their title away to newly promoted Hull City in the first of 126 live matches on Sky Sports this season.
The opening weekend also offers pubs with Sky Sports coverage of José Mourinho’s first game in charge of Manchester United at Bournemouth, Arsenal v Liverpool in the first big head to head of the season, plus Antonio Conte’s Chelsea at home to West Ham United. The first ever ‘Friday Night Football’, which gives pub-goers the perfect way to start their weekend, will be in the second week of the season, as Manchester United fans welcome José Mourinho to Old Trafford for their home fixture against Southampton.
The much anticipated Manchester derby involving Mourinho and Pep Guardiola will also be exclusively live on Sky Sports. Sky Sports pub viewers will be also able to watch West Ham United’s first ever match at the Olympic Stadium, the head to head between Chelsea and Liverpool, and the Tees–Wear derby between Sunderland and Middlesbrough.
Sky Sports live Premier League Fixtures
Hull City v Leicester City Sat 13 Aug 12.30pm
Bournemouth v Manchester United Sun 14 Aug 1.30pm
Arsenal v Liverpool Sun 14 Aug 4.00pm
Chelsea v West Ham United Mon 15 Aug 8.00pm
Manchester United v Southampton Fri 19 Aug 8.00pm
Stoke City v Manchester City Sat 20 Aug 12.30pm
Sunderland v Middlesbrough Sun 21 Aug 1.30pm
West Ham United v Bournemouth Sun 21 Aug 4.00pm
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Sat 27 Aug 12.30pm
West Bromwich Albion v Middlesbrough Sun 28 Aug 1.30pm
Manchester City v West Ham United Sun 28 Aug 4.00pm
Manchester United v Manchester City Sat 10 Sept 12.30pm
Swansea City v Chelsea Sun 11 Sept 4.00pm
Sunderland v Everton Mon 12 Sept 8.00pm
Chelsea v Liverpool Fri 16 Sept 8.00pm
Crystal Palace v Stoke City Sun 18 Sept 2.15pm
Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland Sun 18 Sept 4.30pm
Manchester United v Leicester City Sat 24 Sept 12.30pm
West Ham United v Southampton Sun 25 Sept 4.00pm
Burnley v Watford Mon 26 Sept 8.00pm