03
July
2015
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BT Sport to screen battle of the Premier League big guns as season curtain raisers

Summary

Football fans will enjoy all of the Barclays Premier League top four clubs in no less than six games in the opening stages of the 2015/16 season exclusively live on BT Sport.

BT Sport’s exclusively live Barclays Premier League games announced ahead of bumper year of 351 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League games shown exclusively live.

Football fans will enjoy all of the Barclays Premier League top four clubs in no less than six games in the opening stages of the 2015/16 season exclusively live on BT Sport.

BT Sport viewers will see title winners Chelsea as well as Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur broadcast in the opening weeks of the season, kicking off a bumper year of football on BT Sport.

The channels will also show 351 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League games exclusively live across BT Sport’s four channels.

The Barclays Premier League season will begin on BT Sport with Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United taking on Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Saturday, August 8 in the first of four United games to be shown on BT Sport in the first month. Both of Manchester United’s UEFA Champions League qualifiers will be broadcast on the new BT Sport Europe channel, alongside their two domestic fixtures on BT Sport 1 in August.

Chelsea will face a stern test taking on Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, September 19. This match will also see Petr Cech return to his old stomping ground, and will be a re-match of the Community Shield on Sunday, August 2, which will see the two clubs battle it out at Wembley (also shown on BT Sport 1).

In addition BT Sport will see UEFA Europa League qualifiers Southampton take on Everton at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday, August 15. Steve McLaren’s Newcastle United feature twice, as they head to Old Trafford on Saturday, August 22, before being shown taking on Arsenal the following Saturday (August 29) at St James’ Park.

Following the September international break, BT Sport will show coverage of Everton v Chelsea at Goodison Park before September closes with Tottenham Hotspur taking on Manchester City at White Hart Lane on Saturday, September 26.

Simon Green, Head of BT Sport, said: “Football fans can look forward to a terrifically exciting start to the season on BT Sport in the Barclays Premier League. BT Sport will be broadcasting matches featuring last season’s top four six times during the Premier League’s opening stages, and they’ll also be seen exclusively live on BT Sport Europe as the European campaign begins.”

BT Sport Exclusively Live Games in August and September

Date KO Day Home Away
08-Aug-15 12:45pm Sat Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur
15-Aug-15 12:45pm Sat Southampton Everton
22-Aug-15 12:45pm Sat Manchester United Newcastle United
29-Aug-15 12:45pm Sat Newcastle United Arsenal
12-Sep-15 12:45pm Sat Everton Chelsea
19-Sep-15 12:45pm Sat Chelsea Arsenal
26-Sep-15 12:45pm Sat Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City

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