Sky reveal live Premier League fixtures for January
Chelsea v Manchester United tops the bill for Sky Sport's early Premier League games in 2014
Eight new live televised fixtures will form part of Sky Sports Premier League coverage in January 2014.
Arguably the biggest game of all for Sky Sports viewers in Ireland is the game between Chelsea and Manchester United, with the result likely to have a huge bearing on the title race.
With more clubs in contention for this season’s Premier League title than has been the case for many years, Sky Sports will have live coverage of all the early season contenders in its broadcasts of the New Year Premier League fixtures.
Arsenal are currently sitting on top of the table, and their away trip to Aston Villa on January 13th will be shown live. The Gunners will be looking to make amends for their early shock home defeat to Villa, which remains their only loss in the Premier League so far this season.
Liverpool are also in the ascendancy this season, and their away game at Stoke City will be covered by Sky Sports on January 12th, as will the Reds home game with Aston Villa some six days later, which Sky Sports subscribers in Ireland can see live at tea-time.
Manchester United will be hoping to be more heavily involved in the Premier League title mix come January 11th, when their game against Swansea City will be televised live from Old Trafford.
On January 19th United will take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Always one of the most attractive of Premier League fixtures, the meeting between new United boss David Moyes, and Jose Mourinho’s gives this game added interest.
Manchester City, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur have all made strong starts to the 2013-14 season. New City boss Manuel Pellegrini will be hopeful that City are still handily placed by the time he takes his side to Newcastle on January 12th.
Just before the Chelsea-Manchester United game, Spurs play at Swansea on January 19th. A day later sees Everton head to The Hawthorns to play West Bromwich Albion for a Monday night kick-off live on Sky Sports.