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It’s back! (Picture: Justin Casterline/Stuart MacFarlane/Getty Images)

Get out your football shirts and make sure your fantasy team is ready: the Premier League is back.

The 2022/23 season kicked off on August 5, and the first weekend already offered plenty of drama.

Erling Haaland made an early impression, scoring a brace in Man City’s game against West Ham United.

Liverpool’s new striker Darwin Nunez likewise scored on his debut, but Jurgen Klopp’s side were held to a 2-2 by newly promoted Fulham.

Erik ten Hag’s first season with Manchester United likewise didn’t get off to a perfect start, as the Red Devils were beaten by Brighton 2-1 at Old Trafford.

Each weekend gives teams a chance to improve upon the previous week’s performance, and ticket holders will also be looking forward to getting back into the stadium to cheer on their side.

But which games will be on TV for the opening weekend of the Premier League season?

Here are this weekend’s features…

What Premier League fixtures are on TV this weekend and how to watch them?

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Five Premier League games are available to watch on TV in the UK this weekend, including the opening game tonight – August 5.

The games on TV are:

Saturday, August 13

  • Aston Villa vs Everton – 12.30pm on BT Sport
  • Brentford vs Man United – 5.30pm on Sky Sports

Sunday, August 14

  • Nottingham Forest vs West Ham United – 2pm on Sky Sports
  • Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur – 4.30pm on Sky Sports

Monday, August 15

  • Liverpool vs Crystal Palace – 8pm on Sky Sports

All games on Sky Sports will be available to those of you that have a Sky Sports subscription on the following channels: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Ultra HD and Sky Sports Showcase.

Sky Sports subscriptions start from £18 a month depending on which package you prefer.

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Alternatively, fans can get a NOW Sports Membership for £25 a month – or a day pass for £11.99 – in order to access sky Sports channels without being a Sky TV subscriber.

Fixtures on BT Sports are available to those that have a BT broadband and BT TV package.

Subscribers to Sky TV deals can also add all four BT Sport channels with prices starting from £29.99 a month.

You can also get an online-only BT Sport Monthly Pass that lets fans access all BT Sports channels without having to be a broadband customer for £25 a month.



Full list of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures

Saturday, August 13

  • Aston Villa vs Everton – 12.30pm on BT Sport
  • Arsenal vs Leicester City – 3pm
  • Brighton vs Newcastle United – 3pm
  • Manchester City vs Bournemouth – 3pm
  • Southampton vs Leeds United – 3pm
  • Wolves vs Fulham – 3pm
  • Brentford vs Manchester United – 5.30pm on Sky Sports

Sunday, August 14

  • Nottingham Forest vs West Ham United – 2pm on Sky Sports
  • Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur – 4.30pm on Sky Sports

Monday, August 15

  • Liverpool vs Crystal Palace – 8pm on Sky Sports

Why aren’t all Premier League fixtures on TV? Saturday blackout explained

You may have noticed that there are no games on TV out of all the 3pm Saturday kick-offs – and there’s a reason for that.

It is in an effort to ensure that fans still buy tickets and attend games in person at stadiums across the country.

Harry Kane and Son playing for Tottenham.

Spurs will be taking on London rivals Chelsea this weekend (Picture: Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images)

This has been the case for decades, having first been introduced by Burnley football chairman Bob Lord back in the 1960s.

Lord convinced his fellow football league chairmen that showing games on TV during Saturday afternoons would have a negative impact on attendance and club income – and it is a rule that the powers that be have stuck to ever since.

The only time that the rule has been broken was during the Covid-19 lockdowns – in fact, the 2020/21 season was the first time in the Premier League’s history that all 380 matches were broadcast live in the UK.


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