CONFIRMED: First three rounds of Premier League and TV schedules

The Merseyside derby which could potentially see Liverpool clinch the title will have an evening kic...

CONFIRMED: First three rounds...


CONFIRMED: First three rounds of Premier League and TV schedules

The Merseyside derby which could potentially see Liverpool clinch the title will have an evening kick-off and will be shown free-to-air TV.

Everton are due to host Jurgen Klopp's champions elect on Sunday June 21 with a 7pm start on Sky Sports' free channel, Pick.

The Premier League clubs were today shown a draft list of provisional kick-off times for the first three rounds of fixtures upon the league's resumption.

Goodison's hosting of the derby is still subject to approval from Liverpool city council’s Safety Advisory Group, which is due to meet on Monday (June 8).

Should Manchester City lose to Arsenal on June 17, and Liverpool beat Everton then the title will be Anfield-bound for the first time since 1990.

Meanwhile, the BBC's first live top flight football since the 1987-88 season will be the evening meeting of Bournemouth and Crystal Palace on Sunday June 21.

The BBC have been allocated four live TV games, a first in the Premier League era.

The Beeb's second game will see Norwich meet Everton at Carrow Road on Wednesday June 24.

Those BBC-broadcast matches could have the largest ever audience for Premier League games.

For example, a peak of 4.8million people tuned in to Newcastle's FA Cup 4th round replay win at Oxford United.

By comparison, the biggest ever audience on Sky hit a peak of 4.04million for Manchester City's 1-0 win over Manchester United in April of 2012.

Brighton and Arsenal are due to have the honour of being the first clubs to have a 3pm Saturday kick-off screened live in the UK when they meet at the AmEx on June 20.

However, The Times report that between four and six of those games will be subject to change.

The full breakdown of those first three rounds of fixtures can be seen below:

Wednesday 17 June
18:00 Aston Villa v Sheff Utd (Sky Sports)
20:15 Man City v Arsenal (Sky Sports)

Friday 19 June
18:00 Norwich City v Southampton (Sky Sports/Pick)
20:15 Spurs v Man Utd (Sky Sports)

Saturday 20 June
12:30 Watford v Leicester City (BT Sport)
15:00 Brighton v Arsenal (BT Sport)
17:30 West Ham v Wolves  (Sky Sports)
19:45 AFC Bournemouth v Crystal Palace (BBC)

Sunday 21 June
14:00 Newcastle United v Sheff Utd (Sky Sports/Pick)
16:15 Aston Villa v Chelsea (Sky Sports)
19:00 Everton v Liverpool (Sky Sports/Pick)*
Venue TBC

Monday 22 June
20:00 Man City v Burnley (Sky Sports)

Tuesday 23 June
18:00 Leicester City v Brighton (Sky Sports)
20:15 Spurs v West Ham (Sky Sports)

Wednesday 24 June
18:00 Man Utd v Sheff Utd (Sky Sports/Pick)
18:00 Newcastle United v Aston Villa (BT Sport)
18:00 Norwich City v Everton (BBC)
18:00 Wolves v AFC Bournemouth (BT Sport)
20:15 Liverpool v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)

Thursday 25 June
18:00 Burnley v Watford (Sky Sports/Pick)
18:00 Southampton v Arsenal (Sky Sports)
20:15 Chelsea v Man City (BT Sport)

Saturday 27 June
12:30 Aston Villa v Wolves (BT Sport)

Sunday 28 June
16:30 Watford v Southampton (Sky Sports/Pick)

Monday 29 June
20:00 Crystal Palace v Burnley (Amazon Prime Video)

Tuesday 30 June
20:15 Brighton v Man Utd (Sky Sports/Pick)

Wednesday 1 July
18:00 Arsenal v Norwich City (BT Sport)
18:00 AFC Bournemouth v Newcastle United (Sky Sports/Pick)
18:00 Everton v Leicester City (Sky Sports)
20:15 West Ham v Chelsea (Sky Sports)

Thursday 2 July
18:00 Sheff Utd v Spurs (Sky Sports)
20:15 Man City v Liverpool (Sky Sports)*
*Venue TBC

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