The Premier League has on Wednesday afternoon confirmed its latest live TV match selections for the first weekend of October.
Following the UK Government’s announcement on Tuesday that pubs will close at 22:00, midweek Premier League fixtures will now take place at 17:45 and 20:00.
These new kick-off times come into effect from Monday 28 September, with Fulham now hosting Aston Villa at 17:45 BST and Arsenal‘s trip to Liverpool now starting at 20:00 BST. All times below are BST.
Monday 28 September
17:45 Fulham v Aston Villa (Sky Sports)
20:00 Liverpool v Arsenal (Sky Sports)
Saturday 3 October
12:30 Chelsea v Crystal Palace (BT Sport)
15:00 Everton v Brighton (BT Sport)
17:30 Leeds v Man City (Sky Sports)
20:00 Newcastle v Burnley (Sky Sports)
Sunday 4 October
12:00 Leicester City v West Ham (BT Sport)
12:00 Southampton v West Brom (BT Sport)
14:00 Arsenal v Sheffield Utd (Sky Sports)
14:00 Wolves v Fulham (Sky Sports)
16:30 Man Utd v Spurs (Sky Sports)
19:15 Aston Villa v Liverpool (Sky Sports)
Sky have teamed up with BT Sport to serve up all the Sky Sports channels plus BT Sport 1, 2, 3 and ESPN together this season.
For just £40 per month, you’ll be able to watch 207 Premier League fixtures plus EFL, Carabao Cup and Scottish Premiership games on Sky, and Champions League, Europa League and Women’s Super League on BT Sport.
FREE MATCH HIGHLIGHTS ON SKY SPORTS DIGITAL
Free-to-watch match highlights of every Premier League games will feature on the Sky Sports website, app and the Sky Sports YouTube channel shortly after full-time of every fixture.
In addition, Sky subscribers will also be able to enjoy in-game clips from Sky Sports matches in their Digital match blogs.
Premier League statement on the return
The Premier League notes the Government’s announcement today and while the health of the nation must remain everyone’s priority, we are disappointed that the safe return of supporters to matches has been postponed.
The Premier League is certain that, through League-wide guidelines and a code of conduct developed with scientific experts and agreed by the Government’s Sports Grounds Safety Authority, fans in stadiums will be as safe or even safer than at any other public activity currently permitted.
This is already evident in other European leagues.
Football is not the same without attending fans and the football economy is unsustainable without them.
Last season, Premier League clubs suffered £700m in losses and at present, our national game is losing more than £100m per month. This is starting to have a devastating impact on clubs and their communities.
We are confident that Premier League clubs, using innovative ways to get supporters safely back into grounds, will enable revenues to return to all levels of the game, as well as maintain solidarity arrangements, current tax contributions and financial support for local and national economies.
While there is a current pause in a date for fans returning to sports venues, the Premier League and our clubs will not slow down in our preparations for providing safe, bio-secure environments.
We will continue to work with Government to bring supporters safely back into grounds as soon as possible.
Fans gave their thoughts on the latest Premier League TV selections…
English sport changing just so ppl can go the pub????
— Fuck VAR (@AllWolvesAyWe) September 23, 2020
Should help economy, even at least for a small bit. Pandemic has been really hard on local business.
— ECurbow (@73Superbeetle) September 23, 2020
Do you remember the days when we just had 7.45pm kick offs?? Yeah me too, because it was last bloody season!! Why not just f**king leave things as they are! What about the people who can’t watch the early kick offs because of work?
— Jamie Johnson (@JammyJP14) September 23, 2020
Good decision. As no fans this season probably, put some matches on same time and following government advice, at least we still get our football!
— Lucas (@l06_lucas) September 23, 2020
Who the fuck wants to watch Newcastle v Burnley
— Luke (@_LukeFazz24) September 23, 2020
Bt sport always get the shitters
— nathanlfc (@anfieldfan17) September 23, 2020
West brom fans must love BT Sport lmao. Don’t like that Liverpool is never on BT though. I like a change
— Lucas (@l06_lucas) September 23, 2020
About the only games you ever fucking get, boring ones
— ً (@lnheritant) September 23, 2020