Fans are looking forward to the release of the schedule for Premier League live TV games.
Last month saw the publication of the fixture list but all a bit meaningless for planning ahead, until BT and Sky Sports decide what they want.
The Premier League has confirmed the following dates for the news/warning of live TV fixtures throughout the season, although for some reason they cover themselves by saying the dates are ‘approximate’.
It is already three weeks since the fixtures were released, so why they can’t simply 100% commit to these dates below is anybody’s guess.
A shame you can’t tell Sky Sports and/or BT Sport that you will pay them ‘approximately’ on such and such a date…
The Premier League live TV games for August and September are set to be announced in a week’s time on Monday 10 July.
This is the full schedule over the course of the season (with also the confirmed pre-season friendlies below):
Announcement (approximately) of Premier League live TV games:
10 July 2017 – August and September fixtures
11 August 2017 – October and November
12 October 2017 – December and January
12 December 2017 – February
25 January 2018 – March
26 February 2018 – April
6 April 2018 – May
Matchweek 38 will be announced after all clubs have played 37 matches (All last matches of the season will be played on Sunday 13 May with a 3pm kick-off, whether live on TV or not)
The first team and reserve/Under 23 pre-season friendly schedules are as follows so far –
The first team friendies:
Friday 14 July – Hearts away 7.45pm
Saturday 22 July – Preston away 3pm
Wednesday 26 July – Bradford away 7.30pm
Saturday 29 July – Mainz away 4pm local time (3pm UK time)
Wednesday 2 August – Wolfsburg away 4pm local time (3pm UK time)
Sunday 6 August – Hellas Verona home 3pm
Under 23/Reserves pre-season friendlies:
Monday 17 July – Darlington (at the Northern Echo Arena)
Saturday 22 July – Gateshead (at International Stadium)
Thursday 27 July – Celtic (at Whitby Town)
Saturday 29 July – AZ Alkmaar or Whitby (at Whitby Town)