After the fixtures announcement at 9am this Thursday morning, the next step will be when we find out the first set of Premier League Live TV games.
Almost immediately after the fixture release, the Premier League have made an official announcement stating when they intend to let us know the Live TV matches for both August and September.
They have then also given a schedule for throughout the season, with dates for each subsequent time period of matches to be moved for live broadcast.
They do admit that these dates are ‘approximate’ and at times last season they were revealed later than as advertised – but pretty much the dates were followed.
The first date to look out for is 6 July 2018, in 22 days time the live matches for August and September are set to be revealed.
Then a few days before the season kicks off, we are set to find out on 7 August 2018 what the live games are in October and November.
All planned dates are detailed below and the very final set of live dates is for the final matchday, all clubs will kick-off at 3pm on Sunday 12 May 2019, with the live games chosen after the 37th round of matches have been played.
For Newcastle fans, I reckon you can bank on major disruption to dates in the opening part of the season.
The first five games are against Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City, as well as at Cardiff, which is their first PL home game of the season and also very likely to be chosen.
Premier League official announcement:
With the release of the 2018/19 Premier League fixtures, supporters can begin their planning for the season ahead.
Fans are reminded that throughout the season there will be alterations to the fixtures.
Match dates can change for a variety of reasons, including live TV broadcast selections and to accommodate matches in European and domestic cup competitions.
For this reason, Premier League fixtures are always advertised as being subject to change.
Below are the approximate dates for when the announcements on matches that have been selected for live TV broadcast will be made.
Period of matches (then planned approx date of announcement):
Aug/Sept 6 July
Oct/Nov 7 August
Dec/Jan 12 October
Feb 12 December
Mar 25 January
Apr 22 February
May 5 April
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