Sky Sports will kick off the 2021-22 Premier League season in style, with defending champions Man City clash at Tottenham and Brentford’s debut against Arsenal shown live.
The Bees reached the Premier League via the play-offs of the Sky Bet Championship after they had not played in the top division since the 1946/47 season, when their last game was also played against Arsenal.
The Gunners’ trip to Brentford Community Stadium will kick off negotiations for the new campaign live on Sky Sports on Friday, August 13th.
Another Premier League newcomer, Norwich, will start their season at home against Liverpool on Saturday 14 August, while West Ham’s trip to Newcastle on 15 August opens the campaign’s first Super Sunday.
It follows the start of Man City’s latest Premier League title defense, which will travel to Tottenham live on Sky Sports.
Champions League defending champions Chelsea are also facing a difficult opening and their away trips to Arsenal and Liverpool will both be shown live on consecutive weekends.
The first Monday Night Football of the season takes Sky Sports to London Stadium when West Ham and Leicester – last season battled for European spots – face each other on Monday 23 August.
Two of Manchester United’s inaugural games have also been selected for coverage by Sky Live, which will travel to Southampton and Wolves on August 22nd and August 29th, respectively.
Sky Sports will only show 128 live Premier League matches during the 2021/22 season and is your ultimate home football destination with live coverage of the Premier League, EFL, Scottish Premier League and the recently added FA Women’s Super League.
Opening of the Sky Sports Live games in full
Friday 13th August – Brentford vs Arsenal, kick-off at 8 p.m.
Saturday August 14th – Norwich vs Liverpool, kick-off at 5.30 p.m.
Sunday 15th August – Newcastle vs West Ham, kick-off at 2 p.m.
Sunday 15th August – Tottenham vs. Man City, kick-off at 4.30 p.m.
Saturday 21st August – Brighton vs. Watford, kick-off at 5.30 p.m.
Sunday 22nd August – Southampton vs Man Utd, kick-off at 2pm
Sunday 22nd August – Arsenal vs Chelsea, kick-off at 4.30 p.m.
Monday 23 August – West Ham versus Leicester, kick-off at 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 28th – Liverpool vs Chelsea, kick-off at 5.30 p.m.
Sunday 29th August – Burnley vs Leeds, kick-off at 2 p.m.
Sunday 29th August – Wolves vs Man Utd, kick-off at 4.30 p.m.
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Key dates for the 2021/22 season
The 2021/22 Premier League starts on Friday, August 13th – 33 days after the Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium.
The season ends on May 22, 2022 with all 10 games starting at the same time.
The 2021/22 EFL season starts on Saturday, August 7th.
Next season’s League One campaign ends the weekend of April 30, 2022, with League Two and the championship ending on May 7 and 8, respectively.
The League One play-off final will be played on Saturday, May 21, the League Two play-off final on Saturday, May 28, and the championship play-off final on Sunday, May 29. May.