Chelsea and Man City kick off TV season
The matches involving Champions League winners Chelsea and Premier League champions Manchester City will open the new campaign live on television.
- Related Content
The Blues' visit to Wigan on Sunday, August 19 (kick-off 1.30pm) will be the first of 42 top-flight games to be screened by Sky Sports between the start of the season and November, the broadcaster confirmed on Thursday.
They will be closely followed by City, who host promoted Southampton later the same day (kick-off 4pm), with Manchester United in action against Everton at Goodison Park the following evening.
Every Premier League club will be featured at least twice, while the list of games includes five major derbies from the midlands, north London, Tyne and Wear, Merseyside and the north west.
Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: "We're all looking forward to the start of the Premier League and we begin with a bang; Champions League winners Chelsea, Premier League Champions Manchester City and Manchester United all in our opening weekend.
"These selections provide our viewers with huge head-to-heads, major derbies and every team at least twice, all in the first three months of the season.
"We have the biggest names providing the most insightful analysis and commentary plus a wealth of unrivalled support programming.
"I'm sure it'll be another fascinating football season on Sky Sports."
Play-off winners West Ham will feature for the first time when they travel to Swansea on August 25, while Reading entertain Tottenham three weekends later.
Sunday, September 23 sees Liverpool host Manchester United and Arsenal visit City, while the Gunners will welcome Chelsea to the Emirates Stadium on the following Saturday.
Sunderland will attempt to gain revenge for their derby defeat last season when Newcastle return to the Stadium of Light on Sunday, October 21, a day after Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas attempts to gain revenge on former employers Chelsea at White Hart Lane, while the first Merseyside derby takes place at Goodison the following Saturday.
A day later, United renew hostilities with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and then face Arsenal at Old Trafford on Saturday, November 3.
The Emirates will stage the north London derby on Saturday, November 17, while new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will return to former club Swansea the following weekend.
Meanwhile, ESPN will launch their programme of Saturday evening kick-offs on Tyneside on August 18 when Spurs head to Newcastle, who also feature the following weekend in a tough trip to Chelsea.
United host Spurs on September 29, while derby rivals City's visit to West Ham will be screened on November 3.
Wigan v Chelsea (1.30pm)
Manchester City v Southampton (4pm)
Everton v Manchester United (8pm)
Swansea v West Ham (12.45pm)
Stoke v Arsenal (1.30pm)
Liverpool v Manchester City (4pm)
West Ham v Fulham (12.45pm)
Liverpool v Arsenal (1.30pm)
Southampton v Manchester United (4pm)
Norwich v West Ham (12.45pm)
Reading v Tottenham (4pm)
Everton v Newcastle (8pm)
Swansea v Everton (12.45pm)
Liverpool v Manchester United (1.30pm)
Manchester City v Arsenal (4pm)
Arsenal v Chelsea (12.45pm)
Aston Villa v West Brom (4pm)
QPR v West Ham (8pm)
Manchester City v Sunderland (12.45pm)
Southampton v Fulham (1.30pm)
Newcastle v Manchester United (4pm)
Tottenham v Chelsea (12.45pm)
Sunderland v Newcastle (1.30pm)
QPR v Everton (4pm)
Everton v Liverpool (12.45pm)
Aston Villa v Norwich (1.30pm)
Chelsea v Manchester United (4pm)
Manchester United v Arsenal (12.45pm)
QPR v Reading (1.30pm)
Liverpool v Newcastle (4pm)
West Brom v Southampton (8pm)
Aston Villa v Manchester United (5.30pm)
Manchester City v Tottenham (1.30pm)
Chelsea v Liverpool (4pm)
Arsenal v Tottenham (12.45pm)
Fulham v Sunderland (4pm)
West Ham v Stoke (8pm)
Swansea v Liverpool (12.45pm)
Sunderland v West Brom (1.30pm)
Chelsea v Manchester City (4pm)
Aston Villa v Reading (8pm)
Wigan v Manchester City (8pm)
ESPN (All Saturday, 5.30pm kick-offs)
18: Newcastle v Tottenham
25: Chelsea v Newcastle
1: Manchester City v QPR
15: Sunderland v Liverpool
29: Manchester United v Tottenham
6: West Ham v Arsenal
20: Norwich v Arsenal
27: Manchester City v Swansea
3: West Ham v Manchester City
17: Norwich v Manchester United
24: Aston Villa v Arsenal