Sky Sports announce new live fixture schedule
Opening to the new season sees top derby clashes amongst a host of other live games
Sky Sports has unveiled a comprehensive schedule of Premier League games for the first four months of the new season.
Every Premier League club will be represented at least three times before the end of November, as well as the opening fixtures of all of last season’s top four.
Sky sports customers will be able to enjoy live coverage of key fixtures such as the Manchester derby, Manchester United v Liverpool, the North London derby and Manchester City v Chelsea.
Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, looked to last season as a benchmark that should be aimed for.
“49 out of 50 of the most popular Premier League games were shown on Sky Sports last season and a quick look at our opening schedule of fixtures shows Sky Sports is still the place to go for more of the games that matter,” stated Francis.
Sky Sports analyst Gary Neville was even more enthusiastic about what the new season might bring.
“I can’t wait for the new season and I can’t wait for Sky’s live matches,” said the former Manchester United defender.
“There are so many standout fixtures here to look forward to, including must-see head to heads, big tests for the top four and all the promoted sides. We’ll see all the teams at least three times, visit all the grounds and tell the complete Premier League story throughout the opening three months and beyond. I can’t wait to get back into the studio,” Neville added.
With the season close upon us once again, many fans will question whether Manchester City can retain their title.
The TV, phone and broadband provider bids to give Irish viewers the best seat in the house as the answers to numerous questions are revealed.
Although, many pundits believe big summer spenders Chelsea will be at the top end of table come May, the main question for Chelsea fans is will Mourinho’s men be able rely on their new striker Diego Costa?
Also with the signing of ex-Gunner and Spanish star Cesc Fabregas, the kind of reception Fabregas will get when the two London clubs lock horns on the 5th of October will be interesting to see.
Also potentially playing in that game will be new arsenal signing Alexis Sanchez, who signed for a whopping £35 Million. It is just one of a host of intriguing clashes that Sky TV customers can look forward to this season.