Five Newcastle United matches from the first seven Premier League games have been moved.

The TV vultures smell blood and the home games with Chelsea and Arsenal are moved, as well as the trips to Manchester United and West Ham.

In addition, the opening game against Southampton is also moved due to their Europa League fixtures.

Newcastle v Southampton 1.30pm Sunday 9 August (Was Sat 8 August 3pm – No Live TV)

Man Utd v Newcastle United 12.45pm Saturday 22 August (Same date, KO time change – BT Sport)

Newcastle v Arsenal 12.45pm Saturday 29 August (Same date, KO time change – BT Sport)

West Ham v Newcastle 8pm Monday 14 September (Was Sat 12 Sept 3pm – Sky Sports)

Newcastle v Chelsea 5.30pm Saturday 26 September (Same date, KO time change – Sky Sports)

The tough opening set of games was always likely to attract the cameras and Newcastle’s failure to invest so far in a single player means that at present, Steve McClaren’s players have it all to do if they are to emerge from the opening set of games in a reasonable state.

Only the visit to Swansea and a home match against Watford are unchanged out of the opening seven games.