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.