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January
2014
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BT Sport to show the top of table showdown Chelsea v Arsenal as title race reaches peak

Summary

BT Sport will show exclusively live one of the most keenly awaited games of the season in March, when current Barclays Premier League leaders Arsenal visit Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, as the title race reaches its decisive last few games.

BT Sport will show exclusively live one of the most keenly awaited games of the season in March, when current Barclays Premier League leaders Arsenal visit Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, as the title race reaches its decisive last few games.

Arsenal, who are currently top of the league and just two points clear of the Blues in third place, will be hoping to visit the home of the Special One with their noses still in front of the chasing pack. If their current positions are maintained, the game will have huge significance and may spell the end of Wenger or Mourinho’s title ambitions.

The match, which kicks off at 12.45pm on March 22, is the pick of BT Sport’s exclusively live Barclays Premier League matches that month. The four BT Sport matches for March feature three of the current top four, as Manchester City’s away tie against Hull City is another of the picks.

Title holders Manchester United will also be covered live twice. The first time will see them travel to the Hawthorns to take on West Bromwich Albion under new manager Pepe Mel, on March 8 at 12.45pm.

BT Sport will also be showing the Red Devils’ home tie against Aston Villa on March 29, kick off 12.45pm, when they will be looking to repeat their emphatic away win against the Villans in December.

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “Following on from some fantastic live games scheduled throughout the last few months, BT Sport will continue to offer top quality Barclays Premier League clashes in March.

“The clash between Wenger and Mourinho at Stamford Bridge could be absolutely pivotal in deciding who lifts the Barclays Premier League trophy. However, Manchester City, no doubt, believe that they will have a big say in that, so we’ll be keeping an eye on them too, in order to see if they can reproduce their incredible home form on the road at the KC Stadium.”

The Premier League games add to a strong line-up of live football on BT Sport in March, which will also include action from the 6th round of The FA Cup with Budweiser, as the last eight teams battle for a semi-final place at Wembley.

March’s live fixtures Barclays Premier League fixtures on BT Sport (KO times listed) will be:

West Brom v Manchester United  Saturday March 8  12.45pm 
Hull City  v Manchester City Saturday March 15  12.45pm
Chelsea v Arsenal Saturday March 22  12.45pm
Manchester United v Aston Villa Saturday March 29  12.45pm


BT Sport is the UK's newest sports TV service, with three channels showing a host of sport, including live top tier action from the Barclays Premier League, with 38 exclusively live matches, of which 18 are “top picks”. The channels will also show live FA Cup with Budweiser matches for the next five seasons, UEFA Europa League, top tier football from Germany, Italy, France, Brazil, Australia and the USA, live coverage of the Scottish Premiership, plus action from the FA Women’s Super League and 30 live matches from the Football Conference.

From 2015/16 BT Sport will be the new UK home of live UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League football, after a tender process in which BT won the exclusive live broadcast rights to all 350 matches from both tournaments.

BT has more than two million customers who take BT Sport and the channels reach around four million homes when BT’s wholesale deal with Virgin Media is taken into account.