Live sport coming your way in August

28th July 2017 looks ahead to the biggest sporting fixtures coming up in August as the new football season gets underway with the FA Community Shield clash between Arsenal and Chelsea 


Sunday August 6 4pm
BT Sport 2 HD
FA Community Shield: Chelsea v Arsenal
The traditional curtain-raiser to the new football season featuring the Premier League champions against the FA Cup holders takes place at Wembley with some major morale-boosting silverware on offer for the winner.

Sunday August 6 4.30pm
Sky Sports HD
Championship Football: Bolton Wanderers v Leeds United
Bolton Wanderers have been fairly active in the player market during the off-season with former Bradford City defender Stephen Darby signing up on a two-year deal and several other players joining the squad.

Tuesday August 8 7.45pm
BT Sport 2 HD
UEFA Super Cup: Real Madrid v Manchester United
A huge early season game featuring two of the most decorated sides in world football as the winners of the Champions League take on the UEFA Europa League holders in Macedonia.

Wednesday August 9 7.45pm
Sky Sports HD
League Cup: Colchester United v Aston Villa
Can new signing John Terry inspired Villa to a victory in this League Cup tie away to Colchester United?

Friday August 11 7.45pm
Sky Sports HD
Premier League: Arsenal v Leicester City
After a somewhat traumatic season, can the Gunners regroup and regain their accustomed place in the Premier League top four? Leicester City also endured a disappointing season last time out and will be looking for major improvement.

Saturday August 12 12.30pm
Sky Sports HD
Premier League: Watford v Liverpool
There is major excitment amongst the fans at Anfield as Jurgen Klopp’s project continues. The Liverpool manager got off to a slow start in the transfer window but will be satisfied that his squad has the necessary strength for the battles ahead.

Sunday August 13 1.30pm
Sky Sports HD
Premier League: Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur
After winning promotion from the Championship, the Magpies will be out to reclaim their former glory and prove to their adoring army of fans that they belong in the top flight.

Sunday August 13 4pm
Sky Sports HD
Premier League: Manchester United v West Ham United
The Hammers make the difficult trip to Old Trafford to take on Mourinho’s men.

Thursday August 17 2pm
Sky Sports HD
International Cricket: England v West Indies, 1st Test - Day 1
England begin their three-Test series against the West Indies. The tourists will be wary of their hosts after some fine recent England performances against South Africa.

Saturday August 19 12.30pm
Sky Sports HD
Premier League: Swansea City v Manchester United
Swansea earned many plaudits for their battling form in the latter weeks of last season when they managed to pull together and avoid the drop.

Saturday August 19 5.30pm
BT Sport HD
Premier League: Stoke City v Arsenal
Stoke City are celebrating their 10th successive season in the Premier League and would dearly love a win against the Gunners here. 

Sunday August 20 1pm
Sky Sports HD
Premier League: Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United
During their debut season Huddersfield Town will be out to prove they belong in the Premier League and have strengthened their squad considerably.

Sunday August 20 4pm
Sky Sports HD
Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea
One of the biggest games of the month as last year’s champions, Chelsea, takes on the 2016-17 runners-up Tottenham at Wembley Stadium.

Monday August 21 8pm
Sky Sports HD
Premier League: Manchester City v Everton
Everton will be hoping that the return of Wayne Rooney will help to galvanise the team.

Friday August 25 11am
Sky Sports HD
International Cricket: England v West Indies, 2nd Test - Day 1
Headingley is the venue for the 2nd Test between England and the West Indies. The tourists last won a Test at this venue back in 1995.

Saturday August 26 2pm
Rugby League: Challenge Cup Final
Rugby League will take centre stage at Wembley as the knockout competition reaches its climax. Hull FC beat Warrington Wolves 12-10 in last year’s final.

Sunday August 27 4pm
Sky Sports HD
Premier League: Liverpool v Arsenal
There were goals aplenty in matches between these two sides last season, Liverpool winning both League ties, 4-3 and 3-1 respectively.

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