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Arsenal and Chelsea have NO free-to-air games scheduled

Arsenal, Chelsea, Aston Villa and West Ham fans are left short-changed with NONE of their Premier League games picked for free-to-air broadcast so far

  • On Thursday, the Premier League released their latest batch of televised games 
  • The Premier League fixtures go up until July 13 – with all of those being televised  
  • GUIDE: CLICK HERE to view when and where you can watch all of the matches

Premier League champions elect Liverpool will feature just once on free-to-air television, while Chelsea and Arsenal won’t at all after the latest TV scheduling was revealed.

On Thursday, the Premier League released the broadcast picks for games up until July 13.

Between now and then 20 matches will be on free-to-air TV – starting with Friday’s 6pm kick-off between Norwich City versus Southampton on Sky Pick.

Liverpool have just one free-to-air Premier League game following the latest TV games release

Arsenal have no games on free-to-air television at present following Thursday’s scheduling

The same fate has applied to Arsenal’s local rivals Chelsea – who will not be on free-to-air

5 – Southampton

4 – Bournemouth, Everton, Watford

3 – Burnley, Crystal Palace, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Norwich City,

2 – Leicester City, Sheffield United

1 – Brighton, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, Wolves

0 – Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, West Ham  

Overall there will be 33 free-to-air games – divided up by Sky Sports, Amazon Prime and BBC – out of the 92 matches in total of the Premier League’s resumption that began on Wednesday night. The other broadcaster BT Sport are showing none on free-to-air.

Following Thursday’s latest release though Liverpool fans without subscription packages will only be able to watch them once on free-to-air TV. That encounter is on Sunday when they travel to bitter rivals Everton at 7pm live on Sky Pick.

It could be worse though for Reds supporters. Arsenal and Chelsea’s following will have to wait until after July 13 to see if any of their matches will be on free-to-air TV. 

Manchester United’s popularity is still evident as they have free-to-air the most of the top-six clubs with three. The Red Devils’ first game will be against Sheffield United on Wednesday (Sky Pick), followed by games at Brighton on June 30 (Sky Pick) and then at home to Southampton on July 13 (Sky Pick).

United’s noisy neighbours Manchester City have one game with their trip to Southampton on July 5 on the BBC.

Manchester United are on free-to-air three times – starting against Sheffield United on June 24

Tottenham also have one game at Bournemouth on July 9 on Sky Pick.

The traditional ‘Big Six’ pale in insignificance it seems though with the ‘lesser’ clubs as Southampton have the most free-to-air televised games. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have five matches.

Bournemouth, Everton and Watford then follow with four matches each.

In total 16 of the Premier League teams feature at least once on free-to-air with Aston Villa and West Ham joining Arsenal and Chelsea in currently being snubbed. 

Aston Villa are one of four Premier League teams to be snubbed from free-to-air television

PREMIER LEAGUE TV MATCHES

Friday, June 19

  • Norwich vs Southampton – 6pm – Sky Sports, Sky Pick
  • Tottenham vs Manchester United – 8:15pm – Sky Sports

Saturday, June 20

  • Watford vs Leicester – 12:30pm – BT Sport
  • Brighton vs Arsenal – 3pm – BT Sport
  • West Ham vs Wolves – 5:30pm – Sky Sports
  • Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace – 7:45pm – BBC

Sunday, June 21

  • Newcastle vs Sheffield United – 2pm – Sky Sports, Sky Pick
  • Aston Villa vs Chelsea – 4:15pm – Sky Sports
  • Everton vs Liverpool – 7pm – Sky Sports, Sky Pick

Monday, June 22

  • Manchester City vs Burnley – 8pm – Sky Sports

Tuesday, June 23

  • Leicester vs Brighton – 6pm – Sky Sports 
  • Tottenham vs West Ham – 8:15pm – Sky Sports

Wednesday, June 24

  • Manchester United vs Sheffield United – 6pm – Sky Sports, Sky Pick
  • Wolves vs Bournemouth – 6pm – BT Sport 
  • Newcastle vs Aston Villa – 6pm – Sky Sports
  • Norwich vs Everton – 6pm – BBC
  • Liverpool vs Crystal Palace – 8:15pm – Sky Sports

Thursday, June 25

  • Burnley vs Watford – 6pm – Sky Sports, Sky Pick 
  • Southampton vs Arsenal – 6pm – Sky Sports 
  • Chelsea vs Manchester City – 8:15pm – BT Sport 

Saturday, June 27

  • Aston Villa vs Wolves – 12pm – BT Sport 

Sunday, June 28

  • Watford vs Southampton – 4.30pm – Sky Sports, Sky Pick

Monday, June 29

  • Crystal Palace vs Burnley – 8pm – Amazon Prime

Tuesday, June 30

  • Brighton vs Manchester United – 6pm – Sky Sports, Sky Pick 

Wednesday, July 1

  • Bournemouth vs Newcastle – 6pm – Sky Sports, Sky Pick
  • Everton vs Leicester – 6pm – Sky Sports
  • Arsenal vs Norwich – 6pm – BT Sport 
  • West Ham vs Chelsea – 8:15pm – Sky Sports

Thursday, July 2 

  • Sheffield United vs Tottenham – 6pm – Sky Sports 
  • Manchester City vs Liverpool – 8:15pm – Sky Sports  

Saturday, July 4 

  • Norwich City vs Brighton – 12:30pm – BT Sport
  • Leicester City vs Crystal Palace – 3pm – Sky Sports/Sky Pick 
  • Manchester United vs AFC Bournemouth – 3pm – BT Sport 
  • Wolves vs Arsenal – 5:30pm  – Sky Sports 
  • Chelsea vs Watford – 8pm – Sky Sports

Sunday, July 5

  • Burnley vs Sheffield United –  12pm – Sky Sports/Sky Pick
  • Newcastle vs West Ham – 2pm – Sky Sports 
  • Liverpool vs Aston Villa – 4:30pm – Sky Sports
  • Southampton vs Man City – 7pm – BBC

Monday, July 6

  • Tottenham vs Everton – 8pm – Sky Sports

Tuesday, July 7

  • Crystal Palace vs Chelsea – 6pm – Sky Sports 
  • Watford vs Norwich City – 6pm – Sky Sports/Sky Pick 
  • Arsenal vs Leicester City – 8:15pm – Sky Sports

Wednesday, July 8

  • Manchester City vs Newcastle – 6pm – BT Sport 
  • Sheffield United vs Wolves – 6pm – Sky Sports 
  • West Ham vs Burnley – 6pm – BT Sport
  • Brighton vs Liverpool – 8:15pm – Sky Sports

Thursday, July 9

  • Bournemouth vs Tottenham – 6pm – Sky Sports/Sky Pick
  • Everton vs Southampton – 6pm – Amazon Prime Video 
  • Aston Villa vs Man Utd – 8:15pm – Sky Sports

Saturday, July 11

  • Norwich vs West Ham – 12:30pm – BT Sport 
  • Watford vs Newcastle – 12:30pm – Amazon Prime Video 
  • Liverpool vs Burnley – 3pm – BT Sport 
  • Sheffield Utd vs Chelsea – 5:30pm – Sky Sports 
  • Brighton vs Man City – 8pm – Sky Sports

Sunday, July 12

  • Wolves vs Everton – 12pm – Sky Sports/Sky Pick 
  • Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace – 2pm – Sky Sports 
  • Tottenham vs Arsenal – 4:30pm – Sky Sports 
  • Bournemouth vs Leicester City – 7pm – Sky Sports/Sky Pick

Monday, July 13

  • Manchester United vs Southampton – 8pm – Sky Sports/Sky Pick

*Bold denotes free-to-air games 




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