Premier League fixtures 2021/22: which football matches are on TV - Sky Sports, BBC and BT coverage explained

Football fans are eagerly awaiting the return of Premier League football this weekend with Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal all in action

This weekend will see all 20 Premier League teams compete as the 2021/22 season gets underway in England’s top flight.

Manchester City will begin the defence of their Premier League crown away to Tottenham Hotspur in a football match overshadowed by events off the pitch.

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City’s pursuit of star striker Harry Kane has been well documented but a transfer fee with Spurs still seems some way off from being agreed ahead of the league’s opening weekend.

Pep Guardiola has already smashed the British transfer record to secure the services of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in a £100 million deal and has the England captain in his sights.

Elsewhere newcomers Brentford host Arsenal, Chelsea are home to Crystal Palace, Liverpool are at Norwich City and Manchester United welcome Leeds United to Old Trafford.

Here’s all you need to know about the opening weekend of Premier League fixtures for the 2021/22 campaign - and how to watch the action unfold on TV.

Premier League fixtures 2021/22 opening weekend

Friday 13 August 2021

Saturday 14 August 2021

Sunday 15 August 2021

How to watch Premier League football on Sky Sports

Sky Sports have had extensive coverage of the Premier League since its inception in the early 1990s and this season is no different with more than 100 live matches scheduled to be televised.

The satellite broadcaster has numerous dedicated channels to football and the Premier League, as well as its Main Event channel for the key live game on at that time.

Sky customers can upgrade to the football channels for £18 extra a month, or get the complete Sky Sports package with eight channels for an extra £25 a month.

For more offers visit Sky Sports.

How to watch Premier League football on BT Sport

BT Sport also has an offering of live Premier League football matches, with the broadcaster often taking the lunch time kick off on Saturdays.

This weekend will see Manchester United face Leeds United at Old Trafford (12.30pm kick off), which fans can experience by signing up to BT Sport.

The package includes Champions League football among other sports such as UFC and MotoGP for £15 a month (broadband cost separate).

Alternatively, sports fans can sign up to a rolling 30 day deal for £25 a month no contract.

How to live stream Premier League football with NOW TV

Football fans can purchase a day or month pass to Sky Sports through NOW TV for a one-off cost of £9.98 or £25 respectively.

NOW TV is accessible through the NOW TV app, computer, tablet, smart TVs and phones, and consoles, as well as through BT Sport.

Premier League football on BBC channels

TV licence holders in the UK can access coverage of the Premier League on BBC channels as part of the annual fee, which includes the prime time show Match of the Day.

Saturday 14 August 2021

  • Football Focus - 12noon to 1pm - Alex Scott and guests preview this season’s opening round of Premier League fixtures
  • Final Score - 4pm to 5.30pm - Jason Mohammad presents all the results, reports and reaction from today’s football games
  • Match of the Day - 10.20pm to 11.50pm - Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the opening weekend of the Premier League season (repeated on Sunday 15 August at 8.45am).

Sunday 15 August 2021

  • Match of the Day 2 - 10.30pm to 11.30pm - Mark Chapman introduces highlights of Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City and Newcastle United v West Ham United.
Premier League opening fixtures 2021/22. (Graphic: Mark Hall / JPIMedia)