Football returns! When and where to watch the opening games of the Premier League

Football is back! The Premier League has confirmed fixtures and TV coverage for the first few rounds of matches of the resumed 2019-20 campaign.

Friday, 5th June 2020, 1:23 pm
The Premier League trophy

Newcastle United, 13th in the division with nine games left to play, will return to action with a June 21 home game against Sheffield United (2pm kick-off) which will be screened live by Sky Sports and Pick.

United will entertain Aston Villa at St James’s Park on June 24 (6pm), and the game will be broadcast by BT Sport.

Newcastle will take on Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on July 1 (6pm). Sky Sports and Pick will broadcast the fixture.

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All games will be played behind-closed-doors.

Premier League leaders Liverpool could clinch a first title in 30 years against Everton on June 21 after the first batch of fixtures of the restart were confirmed.

Jurgen Klopp's side need a maximum of two wins to secure the top division crown and are due to play the Merseyside derby in their first game since football was halted in March.

If Arsenal beat Manchester City on June 17 - the date of the season's resumption - Liverpool can win the title by beating Everton.

The venue is still unclear as it was scheduled to be played at Goodison Park, but was included on a list of matches which local forces had asked to be moved to neutral venues.

This is when and where fans can watch the action:

Wednesday, June 17

Aston Villa v Sheffield United (1800, Sky Sports)

Manchester City v Arsenal (2015, Sky Sports)

Friday, June 19

Norwich v Southampton (1800, Sky Sports and Pick)

Tottenham v Manchester United (2015, Sky Sports)

Saturday, June 20

Watford v Leicester (1230, BT Sport)

Brighton v Arsenal (1500, BT Sport)

West Ham v Wolves (1730, Sky Sports)

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace (1945, BBC)

Sunday, June 21

Newcastle v Sheffield United (1400, Sky Sports and Pick)

Aston Villa v Chelsea (1615, Sky Sports)

Everton v Liverpool (1900, Sky Sports and Pick)

Monday, June 22

Manchester City v Burnley (2000, Sky Sports)

Tuesday, June 23

Leicester v Brighton (1800, Sky Sports)

Tottenham v West Ham (2015, Sky Sports)

Wednesday, June 24

Manchester United v Sheffield United (1800, Sky Sports and Pick)

Newcastle v Aston Villa (1800, BT Sport)

Norwich v Everton (1800, BBC)

Wolves v Bournemouth (1800, BT Sport)

Liverpool v Crystal Palace (2015, Sky Sports)

Thursday, June 25

Burnley v Watford (1800, Sky Sports and Pick)

Southampton v Arsenal (1800, Sky Sports)

Chelsea v Manchester City (2015, BT Sport)

Saturday, June 27

Aston Villa v Wolves (1230, BT Sport)

Sunday, June 28

Watford v Southampton (1630, Sky Sports and Pick)

Monday, June 29

Crystal Palace v Burnley (2000, Amazon Prime)

Tuesday, June 30

Brighton v Manchester United (2015, Sky Sports and Pick)

Wednesday, July 1

Bournemouth v Newcastle (1800, Sky Sports and Pick)

Arsenal v Norwich (1800, BT Sport)

Everton v Leicester (1800, Sky Sports)

West Ham v Chelsea (2015, Sky Sports)

Thursday, July 2

Sheffield United v Tottenham (1800, Sky Sports)

Manchester City v Liverpool (2015, Sky Sports)