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The 2022/2023 season kicks off on 5th August and fans are eagerly anticipating the start of the new season and how the new signings might fare at their favorite club.

Many eyes will be turned Erling Holland when he makes his PL debut for Man City and the same goes for Liverpool’s new striker Darwin Nunes.

Fans will also be interested to know if there is Cristiano Ronaldo makes a start for Man United as his future remains uncertain under the new manager Eric ten Haag.

Ticket holders will also be looking forward to returning to the stadium to support their side, but which games will be televised on the opening weekend of the Premier League season?

Here are the highlights for this weekend…

What Premier League matches are on TV this weekend and how to watch them?

Arsenal and their new striker Gabriel Jesus have launched legal proceedings against Crystal Palace. (Image: Stuart Macfarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Five Premier League games can be seen on TV in the UK this weekend, including the opening game tonight – August 5.

Games on TV:

Friday, August 5

  • Crystal Palace v Arsenal – 8pm on Sky Sports

Saturday, August 6

  • Fulham v Liverpool – 12.30pm on BT Sport
  • Everton v Chelsea – 5.30pm on Sky Sports

Sunday, August 7

  • Manchester United v Brighton – 2pm on Sky Sports
  • West Ham United v Manchester City – 4.30pm on Sky Sports

All games on Sky Sports will be available to those of you with a Sky Sports subscription on the following channels: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Ultra HD and Sky Sports Showcase.

Subscribe to Sky Sports starting from £18 per month depending on which package you prefer.

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In addition, fans can get a NOW Sports Membership for £25 a month – or a one-day pass for £11.99 – to access Sky Sports channels without being a Sky TV subscriber.

Fixtures on BT Sports are available to those with BT Broadband and a BT TV package.

Sky TV subscribers can also add all four BT Sport channels from £29.99 per month.

You can also get online only BT Sport Monthly Pass which allows fans to access all BT Sports channels without having to be a £25 per month broadband customer.


The full Premier League fixture list for this weekend

Friday, August 5

  • Crystal Palace v Arsenal – 8pm on Sky Sports

Saturday, August 6

  • Fulham v Liverpool – 12.30pm on Sky Sports
  • Bournemouth v Aston Villa – 3pm
  • Leeds United v Wolves – 3pm
  • Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest – 3pm
  • Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton – 3pm
  • Everton v Chelsea – 5.30pm on Sky Sports

Sunday, August 7

  • Leicester City v Brentford – 2pm
  • Manchester United v Brighton – 2pm on Sky Sports
  • West Ham United v Manchester City – 4.30pm on Sky Sports

Why aren’t all Premier League matches on TV? Saturday’s blackout explained

You may have noticed that not all of Saturday’s 3pm kick-offs are being televised – and there’s a reason for that.

This is to ensure that fans continue to buy tickets and attend games in person at stadiums across the country.

Spurs’ opening game will not be televised this weekend (Photo: Han Myung-gu/Getty Images)

This has been the case for decades, first introduced by Burnley Football Club chairman Bob Lord in the 1960s.

Lord convinced his fellow Football League chairmen that televising games on Saturday afternoons would have a negative impact on attendances and club profits – and it’s been a rule he’s stuck to ever since.

The only time this rule was broken was during the lockdown due to Covid-19 – in fact the 2020/21 season was the first in Premier League history when all 380 matches were broadcast live in the UK.

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