ESPN reveal line-up of live games

The broadcaster holds rights to show 23 fixtures next season. On

Saturday August 14, the opening day, ESPN cameras will be at

Stamford Bridge for Chelsea v West Brom (kick-off 5.30pm).

Newcastle v Aston Villa has been selected for Sunday August 22

(1.30pm) while Manchester United v West Ham completes the channel’s

line-up of live games for the opening month of the campaign

(Saturday August 28, 5.30pm). Sunderland v Arsenal is the Saturday

evening game on September 18, with Bolton v Manchester United

picked for the same slot the following weekend. Manchester City v

Newcastle will be shown on ESPN on Sunday October 3 (1.30pm), Aston

Villa v Chelsea is the live game on Saturday October 16 (5.30pm)

and a fortnight later, Manchester United v Tottenham is the

network’s Saturday evening fixture. Two more matches have been

picked for the same slot in November – Stoke v Liverpool on the

13th, and Liverpool v West Ham on the 20th.